Prevention Committee Vice Chair

We are inviting expressions of interest to take up the role of the Prevention Committee Vice Chair

The NFCC Prevention Committee aims to promote and support a range of fire and rescue service initiatives that lead to safer, healthier and more resilient communities. The committee supports, develops and delivers the NFCC Annual Plan in relation to the work of prevention (including NFCC calendar of campaigns and events). It proactively drives and works collaboratively with stakeholders and partners in all aspects of its work. The committee is closely linked to the work of the new NFCC Prevention Programme and is supported across the UK FRS.

This position offers the opportunity to support Neil Odin, the NFCC Prevention Committee Chair, with the strategic direction of the Prevention Committee. The Committee Chair is a member of the NFCC Steering Group which meets four times a year in advance of the Council meetings as well as quarterly calls between meetings. In the event of absence, the Vice Chair may be required to attend one of these meetings. The NFCC Prevention Committee has strong leadership with many NFCC colleagues in lead roles.

It is a great time for a colleague to step into the role and lead the future developments in prevention at a national level. The ideal Prevention Committee Vice Chair will have the following:    

  • A strong understanding of the importance of prevention within the fire and rescue service and lead this at a national level
  • Ability to work collaboratively with strategic partners including health and voluntary organisations
  • Experience and energy to drive change and steer the committee to achieve its outcomes
  • Ability to hold significant influence within the UK FRS to be able to drive the committee forward
  • Have agreement from their line manager to commit to the project    

This is a voluntary position undertaken alongside your day job.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Neil Odin on    

If you are interested in this role, please send a short expression of interest to Neil Odin, Chief Fire Officer for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service by midday on Monday 14th June 2021