Women’s Development Programme

WFS Women’s Development Programme

Our Women’s Development Programme is a bespoke programme to help women identify clear, practical and realistic steps to develop self-confidence in their professional and personal lives. Facilitators Jenny Pollock and Emma Shute of Women to Work, explore topics including taking control and challenging limiting beliefs, and how to identify strategies to build personal resilience.

The programme consists of three half-day workshops over three months. Workshops take place remotely with the potential for one workshop to be held in-person.

Discounted rates for WFS Corporate Members (all previous attendees were employer funded, so ask your Service about the possibility of funding your place).

Women’s Development Programme aims

A programme for women* at all levels in the fire service who want to:

  • take control of their work and life now and in the future
  • have their voice heard in a way that’s meaningful to them
  • reconnect with who they are and all they have to offer
  • identify and challenge any limiting beliefs that may be holding them back and find strategies to build their personal resilience
  • value themselves and what they need and want from work and life
  • engage, connect and build relationships with other women in the emergency services

*Open to non-binary and gender-fluid identities and those who identify as women.

What past participants found useful:

‘I put into practice the skills and techniques I learnt from this programme and I got the new role I had always wanted. I would fully recommend this course to anyone.’

‘I felt inspired hearing from women who’ve overcome challenges. I realised I wasn’t alone holding myself back, but I’m the only person who can change my situation.’

‘Engaging, empowering and energetic. A recipe for success in helping women to be authentic and achieve their full potential.’

‘Loved the Women’s Development Programme, it made me think about my career within the service and what I am able to achieve.’

‘I am a Firefighter on development and this programme has been very beneficial. Going for promotion will definitely be an option for me as I now have the tools and confidence to do that.’

Upcoming Programmes 2023/24

Programme 8 

Workshop 1 | Thursday 8th February 2024 | 9.30-12.30
Workshop 2 | Tuesday 12th March 2024 | 9.30-12.30 if delivered online or 1.30-4.30 if delivered in-person
Workshop 3 | Thursday 18th April 2024 | 9.30-12.30

To book a place on Programme 8 click here


Corporate Members
£245.00 plus £21.14  Eventbrite Payment Processing fees.
Total cost £266.14 per delegate.

Non members
£265.00 plus £22.81 Eventbrite Payment Processing fees.
Total cost £287.81 per delegate.

Contact us

Got a question about the programme? Get in touch!