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Group Commander B - Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (REF: GCHWFRS)

Salary: Group Commander B in line with NJC Grey Book pay scales plus 20% flexi duty allowance

Listed 22 March 2021

The role of Group Commander in HWFRS is a pivotal senior middle manager role in the organisation, which has key responsibilities in leading operational and non-operational departments. The role is broad and covers three key areas; operating as a senior operational commander, operating as an organisational leader delivering change and promoting a positive culture. The post holder will be a key departmental head, capable of working with peers and SMB colleagues to deliver the organisation’s strategic objectives.

As this role forms part of a locally agreed Group Commander operational rota, when rostered as ‘duty GC’ you must be available for immediate operational response within the Service Area. At other times Group Commanders will work as required by their role within the Service. You will also be required to hold a valid full driving licence.

Eligibility to apply

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria at the point of application:

  • Be competent at Station Commander level or equivalent
  • Be eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions
  • Have had an appraisal in the last 12 months
  • Not have any live formal disciplinary sanctions
  • Not be in a formal capability process
  • Be medically fit to undertake the role

The selection process

Applicants will complete an online application form against the person specification and provide evidence against the NFCC Leadership Framework. This will be used for shortlisting. Shortlisted applicants will attend a selection day comprising of a briefing exercise and interview.

Successful applicants from the selection stage will be required to attend an incident command assessment at Level 3 (if a pass at this level is not already held) at the conclusion of the process.

Candidates, where required, will also undergo a fitness test, medical assessment and pre-employment checks including security clearance vetting (Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 2 Abbreviated).

Successful candidates will be provided with a conversion course training programme (if necessary).

Full details of the role and selection process can be found in the job description and person specification, and candidate guidance document. Please visit our website to find out more

Further information

For informal, in confidence discussions in relation to the vacancy, please contact AC Ade Elliott ( 07919 045570 ).

Closing date: 08 April 2021

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