Women’s Development Programme

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Help retain and progress women in your fire service

Do you want to positively support and develop your women firefighters or women’s workforce?

Would you like to positively manage your work life?

Do you want to enable your women firefighters or women’s workforce to reach their professional capacity?

The Women’s Development Programme is facilitated by our service delivery partners Women to Work on behalf of Women in the Fire Service UK. A bespoke programme — specifically designed for the needs of women working in the fire and rescue service.

The programme consists of three half-day workshops which take place at host fire and rescue services across the UK.

Develop your confidence and enable success

Personal development support for women that aims to contribute to a working environment where women:

  • are engaged with the fire and rescue service
  • feel confident to be themselves
  • feel empowered to make their own decisions
  • apply for promotions confidently

The programme outline

  • Work Life Stages
  • Role Models
  • Values and Behaviours
  • Achievements, Strengths and Skills
  • Working Identity
  • Change and Transition
  • Personal Development Goals and Action Plan

All delegates are provided with a Personal Development Plan Workbook and a range of self-coaching tools to use during the workshops and in the future.

‘This program has certainly helped me to take the next step with career in the fire service. At the start of the program I was really unsure about taking myself to the next level for a Crew Manager role, but by the end of it I was believing in myself more, knowing I can do the job confidently.’

— WDP Delegate

“As an Organisational Development Manager within the fire and rescue service, I value the availability of this Women’s Development Programme which can complement organisational work to reduce barriers to women realising their potential within the sector.’

— WDP Delegate

Contact us

If you are interested in hosting or attending a Women’s Development Programme please get in touch. Our Women’s Development Programme is currently on hold but please register your interest and we’ll let you know when we are planning to resume sessions.