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Chief Fire Officer, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: CFO/LFRS)

£124,404 - £124,404

Listed 20 September 2021

Chief Fire Officer

Salary: £124,404

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will be a driven and inspirational leader with excellent communication skills who can build on our strong, community focused service and further develop the long term vision and strategy to take us to an outstanding service. 

We have a lot to be proud of including our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to partnership working across blue light services and our preventative work within our communities. Our fire-fighters go above and beyond in challenging circumstances and we are committed to continue to enhance and grow a strong and representative workforce .

Based in Lincoln, you will come with a track record of delivering transformational and sustainable change which will help us to improve and innovate.   Politically and commercially astute, you will work closely with councillors, colleagues across the Council and partner agencies.  We are actively engaged with Police and Ambulance Services as well as Regional Fire partners. Your ability to collaborate across these partnerships will be key to ensuring we continue to deliver a highly effective and efficient service to our communities.

You will have an impressive track record of improving and developing services, working with best value principles and an advocate of using technology to modernise practices and transform services. 

The successful candidate must achieve successful Lincolnshire Police vetting at Level 2 and hold proof of SC clearance (or will be required to apply if not already SC Cleared) for them to be employed and will also require a standard DBS check.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 11th October 2021.

  • The assessment day will take place on Wednesday 27th October in Lincoln.
  • Please submit a covering letter outlining what you can bring to this role and a CV using the Apply now button.
  • If you are interested, informal confidential discussions are welcome. Please e-mail for an appointment to speak with Debbie Barnes, Chief Executive.
  • Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.
  • All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Fluency Duty

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Closing date: 11 October 2021

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