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Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs - Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (REF: HOC:TWFRS)

Listed 22 December 2020

 

About Us

Following a recent Home Office Inspection, we have been rated as “Good” across all criteria and we consider ourselves to be a high performing, inclusive and innovative organisation with aspirations of becoming ‘Outstanding’. We are well regarded by both the communities we serve and the partner agencies with which we do business within the North East of England.

Our plan for the next five years is ambitious, and we are seeking an individual who is ready to join us on this journey.

About the role

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are seeking to appoint an experienced Communications and Corporate Affairs professional to work closely with our Executive Leadership Team to ensure we continue to achieve our objectives, and maximises our contribution to the communities we serve and the wider Fire and Rescue Sector.

With a high profile across the North East, and also nationally within our sector, we believe that credible and influential relationships with all of our stakeholders are key to our success and this opportunity requires an individual who can develop strong partnerships. This role will involve being our authoritative lead on media relations, internal communications and engagement, public relations, reputation management, stakeholder consultation and influence.

To be successful in this role, you will need to understand the nature of our relationships with our stakeholders and how to build our reputation and influence with government, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of CFRS, the National Fire Chiefs Council and others. You will lead a talented multi-disciplinary team who manage internal and external communications using multi-media technology. You will have a track record of demonstrable achievements in your field, working with Strategic leaders and personal credibility, including the political awareness to have a real impact inside and outside our organisation.

What we can offer you

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters are based in a purpose build office in Washington, with ample free parking and easy access from the A1 and A19. On site facilities include catering facilities and an onsite gym. The role also benefits from an attractive package, including up to 22 days holiday and public holidays, Local Government Pension Scheme and access to a range of social and volunteering opportunities.

About the Selection Process

Set out below are the key dates relating to this selection process:

Advert closes: Friday 15 January 2021 at 17:00 hours

Notification of shortlist: Friday 22 January 2021

Assessment activities:

  • i3 Profiling 22-29 January 2021 – complete by 22:00 hours. Onsite assessment activities:

Employee interview panel 

  • Presentation
  • Interview Week commencing 01 February 2021

Notification of selection: Week commencing 01 February 2021

Please note the dates detailed may be subject to change due to COVID restrictions.

Interested in applying? Further details can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification on the apply button below.

 More information about our Service can be found by visiting www.twfire.gov.uk and our various social media channels. If you would like the opportunity to discuss this role with the Strategic Lead then please email: Exec.Support@twfire.gov.uk

Thank you and good luck!

Closing date: 15 January 2021

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