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Chief Fire Officer, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: CFO/LFRS)

Listed 29 March 2021

Chief Fire Officer

Salary £135,316.75

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Authority is pleased to invite applicants for this strategic leadership role.

Applicants will need to demonstrate experience leading and motivating a dedicated workforce at a senior level. Working closely with the Combined Fire Authority and the wider leadership team, to deliver a high quality, affordable and sustainable fire and rescue service to the people of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you will need to exercise high level interpersonal, strategic and innovative skills to meet the challenges of a complex environment.

Delivering service improvements and maintaining employee engagement at a time of significant change for the fire and rescue service, applicants must be persons of significant calibre with proven strategic leadership and management experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the role of Brigade Manager (Director) and will have in-depth experience of leading and managing transformational change projects. You will have the passion, drive and tenacity required to take Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service forward. Through excellent and engaging leadership, emulating our values of Positive, Professional and Honest you will lead the Service toward our vision of Safer People, Safer Places.

As this is also an operational role you will also need to have demonstrated significant experience of commanding operational incidents and have attained MAGIC or equivalent command training qualification at level 4, to be qualified to take strategic (Gold) command during a major incident/civil emergency.

You will be able to create a compelling vision for the Service and engage people to buy into that vision utilising high levels of emotional intelligence to support staff in achieving the goals of the organisation.

With the ability to see the bigger picture, put forward new ideas and lead change, you will have the political acumen to anticipate and shape events and to persuade others in a confident and inclusive manner.

The Chief Fire Officer forms part of a Principal Officer rota and will be required to provide Gold cover, and will be required to live within the authority’s geographical area to fulfil this commitment.

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  • Vacancy closes - 11th April 2021
  • Interviews - 14th and 24th May 2021



Closing date: 11 April 2021

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