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Watch Manager Talent Pipeline - Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (REF: WMTP:HFRS)

Listed 13 September 2021

Applications are invited from substantive Watch Managers (on transfer) and competent Crew Managers (on promotion) for our Watch Manager Talent Pipeline 2021.  This process will enable Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to meet the demands of current and future vacancies across the organisation for 2021 and 2022.

We are looking for individuals who will act as positive role models, whilst putting our communities first.  Those individuals will also act with integrity, dignity and respect and actively promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.

All appointable candidates, for Full Time job opportunities, will be offered the next available vacancy, be that a Service Delivery station based vacancy or a ‘day post’ in a specialised area.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A completed Humberside Fire & Rescue application form
  • Supporting documentary evidence to demonstrate that you are or that you hold the following essential criteria:
    • Continuing professional development evidence (CPD)
    • A current Performance Development Review/Staff Appraisal
    • Competent and up to date with all training in your existing role
    • Able to meet the pre-requisite (essential criteria) in the person specification
    • Evidence of incident command experience/riding in charge of a fire engine

Please note all applicants will be expected to have the following:

  • An in-date fitness test at the point of application
  • No outstanding disciplinary or performance sanctions

The above will form part of the pre-employment screening process for all applicants and will be undertaken by HR.

Your application form and supporting evidence should be submitted to by 12 noon on Friday 1 October 2021.  We regret that any application received after this date and time, or submitted without the correct documentary evidence, will be unable to be considered.

Selection process:

  • Application and supporting evidence submitted by 12 noon on Friday 1 October
  • Shortlisting to begin w/c Monday 4 October
  • A written report, submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November
  • A presentation to an interview panel, submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November
  • It is anticipated that panel interviews will take place, in person, during w/c Monday 15 November at Service Headquarters, Hessle, HU4 7BB.

Should you be shortlisted for an interview, you will be required to:

1. Compile a written report (maximum 1000 words), the subject of which is:

“As a Watch Manager how will you support your team in meeting the requirements of the strategic plan and drive continuous improvement?”

You will also be asked to present a 5 minutes summary of your report to the interview panel.  Please ensure your report is emailed to us by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November. Reports should be emailed to

2. Compile and deliver a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation (or other media of your choosing) on the following topic:

“Identify the top three responsibilities of a Watch Manager and explain what your priorities, are as a Watch Manager, in terms of your own individual skills and qualities.”

The presentation should address:

  • Putting our communities first
  • Acting with integrity
  • Acting with dignity and respect
  • Leadership
  • Continually recognising and promoting the value of EDI

The above reflects our core code of ethics which can be found on our website, here.

Please ensure your presentation is emailed to us by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 November. Presentations should be emailed to


Closing date: 01 October 2021

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