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Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: ACO/SFRS)

£94,612 - £94,612

Listed 20 July 2020

Assistant Chief Fire Officers (2x posts), Director of Service Delivery
  • £94,612.35 per annum 

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Director of Service Support
  • £94,612.35 per annum

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority are seeking to appoint two Assistant Chief Fire Officers with the skills and energy to deliver a high quality, affordable and sustainable Service to the people of Shropshire.

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority delivers a service to over 480,000 residents spread over 1,346 square miles, with the busy towns of Shrewsbury and Telford at its centre.  This sparsity, combined with the heritage sites and challenges of two growing vibrant towns creates a challenging and interesting risk profile.

As members of the Executive Leadership Team and the Service Management Team applicants must currently be operating at a strategic level with a strong record and have the skills to lead, direct and manage across a range of professional disciplines including Service Delivery (Prevention Protection and Response) and/or Service Support (HR, Admin, ICT and Risk and Performance)

The successful candidates must have the ability to balance conflicting demands, the confidence to innovate and be creative and the resilience and character to deal with the pressures that come with an Executive role. With many of our support functions out-sourced, experience of successfully contracting with third parties and managing those relationships is also beneficial.

SFRS strives to be an inclusive organisation and candidates should have highly developed interpersonal skills, the ability to demonstrate respect for diverse opinions, openness, honesty and integrity are key personal qualities to build positive relationships both within and outside of the organisation.  A key part of the role is engagement with Elected Members requiring political awareness and acuity.

The Assistant Chief Fire Officer is part of the Executive Officer Rota and as such is required to reside within an approved area and must provide executive, operational and Gold Command cover.  The position is subject to Gold Book terms and conditions. The Service provides a vehicle with an option for private mileage, subject to respective taxation. A relocation package is available.

For a job description and application form please email

The closing date for applications is 9 August 2020

For those interested, or who want more information, an informal conversation is welcomed with DCFO Dave Myers on 01743 260200. 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have a strong commitment to equality diversity and inclusion at work. We want to reflect the communities we service and therefore we positively welcome applicants from disabled people and minority groups who are under-represented in our Service. 

Closing date: 09 August 2020

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