Digital and Data Programme Executive

Following Lee Howell’s recent decision to step away from the NFCC Data and Digital Programme Executive role, a vacancy has arisen for a strategic manager who has the capacity and skills to take on an important portfolio of work that will sit at the heart of the Fire and Rescue Service for years to come.

The Digital and Data Programme helps the NFCC meet one of its four strategic commitments - to lead digital and data solutions to drive transformation. This will enable services to improve the way they collect, store, use and present data, manage information and make best use of digital technology.

The programme takes an outcomes-based approach under three broad headings. The first focuses on understanding and sharing what digital activity fire and rescue services are doing to bring about efficiencies in their services and to help bring about opportunities for collaboration and economies of scale.

The second part is our work to support fire and rescue service by negotiating and adding value at a national level to leverage access to digital and data sources for the benefit of all.

The final area is about developing a future vision for the digitally transformed fire and rescue service that builds on what we know now, learning from other more advanced sectors and setting out a path to digital transformation.

The Programme is established and is reflected and funded through the NFCC Plan 2021-24. Further information about the Programme can be found here

If you are interested in finding out more about the role then please contact me or Lee Howell

Expressions of interest should take the form of a short email to by Monday 14th June 2021.

In closing, I would like to thank Lee for his considerable work to date. Lee has agreed to remain available to provide support/advice (if required) to the successful appointee alongside FRS and other colleagues who are already part of the established Programme Board.

 Mark Hardingham
 NFCC Chair