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NFCC Protection Policy and Reform Unit, Collaboration, Engagement and Change Lead Officer (REF: NDCC/CEC)

Listed 20 April 2021

Protection Policy and Reform Unit Collaboration, Engagement and Change Lead Officer

Expressions of Interest

  • Location: Flexible arrangements available including home working
  • Grade: Station Manager or equivalent non-operational role (£39,083 to £46,712)
  • Open to: External and Internal
  • Role Type: Project lead officer for Collaboration, Engagement and Change
  • Duration: Secondment or Fixed Term Contract (period up until 31 March 2022 with possibility of extension)
  • Closes: 11:55 pm on Sunday 2nd May 2021
Do you want to shape and influence the future of fire safety?

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and charismatic individual into the Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) to lead work on developing new ways of working and encouraging a greater level of collaboration between FRS Protection departments. In particular, NFCC is looking for people with relevant skills and experience in:

  • Managing organisational change
  • Drafting contracts, policies and procedures
  • Building relationships with FRS Stakeholders
  • Public affairs, communications and stakeholder engagement

On 14th June 2017 the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower led to the loss of 72 lives with many more injured. The fire was an unprecedented event and since that day NFCC have been working closely with HM Government, FRSs and many other partners to ensure it should never happen again. NFCC have been working tirelessly with stakeholders to ensure that issues are identified and corrected, and that moving forward the public can be reassured about fire safety in all premises.

In 2020 NFCC set up a team within the PPRU to lead the strategic development and improvement of the protection function within FRS and to explore new ways of working. This team is now seeking to work with FRS to develop ‘best practice’ models for collaborative working arrangements that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the function and assist staff capacity, development and retention in specific technical areas of work. To assist this work the Government has provided grant funding to support the objectives.

Opportunities may be offered to successful candidates either on a secondment basis, or via fixed term contracts subject to skills, experience, and knowledge.

Roles are for an initial period up to 31 March 2022, with the possibility of extension, subject to future funding.

It is anticipated that there may be opportunities in the near future for further roles, either more specific or general to support to the wider work of the teams in the PPRU.

How to apply:

Please email your Expression of Interest (EOI) setting out your relevant skills and experience, and what you feel you could bring to the team (no more than one – two sides of A4). This may be supported by a copy of your curriculum vitae if desired. Email to:

Closes: 11:55 pm on Sunday 2nd May 2021


If you are applying for a secondment on release from a FRS, we ask that you seek agreement from your manager or relevant CFO before applying.

If you are applying for a secondment from another organisation such as the Civil Service, we recommend you speak to you manager before applying as to whether this is likely to be supported

Job description

Closing date: 02 May 2021

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