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Fire & Rescue National Resilience Assurance Team, Capability Advisor (REF: NR/MFRS)

Listed 14 July 2020

Fire & Rescue National Resilience Assurance Team, Capability Advisor

USAR – Group Manager ‘B’ Flexi

The National Resilience Assurance Team NRAT) is looking to second for the position of Fire and Rescue National Resilience USAR Capability Adviser. Applications for secondment are invited from existing specialists within the Fire & Rescue Service sector who are either substantive and competent at Station Manager level or are at temporary Group Manager level.


The National Resilience programme is an essential part of Government’s arrangements to protect the national infrastructure in the event of catastrophic incidents. Within the Fire and Rescue Service the Government has invested over £200 million on vehicles, equipment, training and procedures to provide the best possible response capability. This includes equipment to deal with mass decontamination, urban search and rescue, flooding and command and control. A network of Capability Officers, Capability Advisors and National Strategic Advisors form part of the team to support the National Resilience programme in accordance with the National Coordination and Advisory Framework (NCAF).

The Role

The role will appeal to a dynamic, self-motivated, influential and innovative individual. The role requires the individual to undertake a variety of capability specific work as directed and in respect of USAR and broader associated work streams. The role reports directly to the NRAT Lead Officer as well as requiring close liaison with the NFCC USAR Strategic lead.

The successful applicant will represent the National Resilience Assurance Team at meetings, seminars and conferences and provide operational cover as part of the duty system, thus ensuring support to the NCAF.

The responsibilities will be as varied as they are challenging. National Resilience is committed to appointing on merit, seeking candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and taking full account of equal opportunities. The successful candidate would be asked to commence their role at the earliest convenience in support of NRAT and the hosting FRS requirements.


Applications are invited from candidates who wish to join the National Resilience Team on secondment for up to 3 years.

·Applications to be submitted on the form provided using the job profile and person specification documents as guidance. No CVs will be considered as part of the application process. Applications to be sent to

·You must seek approval from your Chief Fire Officer to be released from service for the duration of the secondment

Closing date for all applications is midnight Wednesday 5th August 2020. 

Successful applicants will be contacted and invited for interview to take place at a location in Merseyside FRS week commencing 24th August 2020

If you are interested in applying for this role and wish to discuss further, then please contact AM Kevin Longshaw

Closing date: 05 August 2020

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