People Programme

People Programme

Investing in people by providing good practice guidance, tools and improvements at a national level for local implementation.

The programme has clear cross-cutting objectives focusing on supporting a positive working culture by inspiring distributive leadership, embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do, finding and nurturing diverse talent, and caring for the health and well-being of our staff.

We will support the continuous improvement of workforce performance through; quality assuring the competency of our workforce, providing high quality training and development, and duty systems that are best matched to the risks within our communities.

We are in the second phase of the programme and are now focusing on cultural reform and strengthening leadership. Complementing this important work, we are also working on diversity and recruitment alongside enhancements to competence that include embedding apprenticeships and rethinking duty systems.

Along with producing tools and guidance, we have started to map Fire Standards against the programme and have begun drafting the first of these.