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Area Commanders (2 posts)

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
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Closing date:
18 November 2019 01:00 PM
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You will be based at the Fire Service Headquarters in Ipswich, Suffolk and a vehicle is provided for business use.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is a forward-thinking, innovative, people-focussed organisation and is looking for talented people to join our team.

The service is seeking to appoint to two posts, one in December 2019 and one in April 2020.

Given the operational requirements and flexible nature of the role, you would be expected to live or provide a base which allows for operational response around the county, attendance at SCG in Ipswich and evening commitments across the service.

You will have an exceptional track record of contributing and delivering strong leadership, be forward-thinking, possess a detailed understanding of the issues relating to the fire and rescue service and local government at national and local levels, be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, have excellent communication skills and be politically aware.

You will be expected to have experience in dealing with complex and large emergency incidents, involvement at TCG or SCG and professional development and qualifications in support.

* initial, rising to £75,767 on achieving competency. Inclusive of flexi duty allowance.

Timings to consider:

  • Taster session in Suffolk at 1300hrs on Monday 4 November. A chance to meet members of our Strategic Team and find out more about us and our service
  • Application window closes 1300hrs on Monday 18 November
  • ADC in Ipswich, for those short listed, on Tuesday 3 December
  • Interview in Ipswich, for those successful at ADC, on Wednesday 4 December.

Application process

Please complete the Statement of Interest (available from the related information section), providing evidence of how you meet the criteria in the person profile section of the Job and Person Profile.

You are also requested to provide a CV detailing service, academic and professional qualification history, along with a personal statement relating to your interest in joining our team.

Please note the supporting information in the Statement of Interest and CV should be kept to a maximum of 2 pages eacg at Calibri 12.

Please upload these documents by clicking the apply button for this job or email to: recruitment@suffolk.gov.uk quoting the job reference number.

If you would like to discuss the role further or to register your interest in the taster session, please feel free to contact DCFO Dan Fearn on (01473) 265329 or email: dan.fearn@suffolk.gov.uk

Please see attached SFRS documents, which can be downloaded from the related information section, that can be used to inform your considerations and application:

  • IRMP 2019-22
  • Vision Statement
  • ASPIRE 4 FIRE Values
  • Equality Statement 
  • Suffolk County Council Business Plan.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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