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Area Commander/ Senior Manager

Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
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Job term:
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Closing date:
12 April 2021 09:00 AM
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Salary: dependent on grey or green book. Up to £77,281 when competent and inclusive of operational cover allowance.

The service is seeking to appoint to two posts, over the summer of 2021.

These positions are important to us and you will have the opportunity to positively contribute to change in our organisation.

We are interested in the right person, whether they wear a uniform or not, and so the job will be offered on the terms and conditions appropriate to the successful candidates. (Area Commander regarding operational personnel on grey book T&C’s and Senior Manager regarding personnel on green book T&C’s).

It’s vital that in your application you describe your skills and experiences against the criteria in the job and person profile, and complete the 4 National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Leadership Framework questions, as that’s how we will decide our shortlist for interview.

The roles are based in Ipswich, however a mixture of working from Ipswich, our other locations across Suffolk and home is acceptable.

Where relevant, the operational requirements of the role, would require you 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 be expected to have experience in dealing with complex and large emergency incidents, involvement at Tactical Coordinating Group or Strategic Coordinating Group and professional development and qualifications in support.

Timings to consider:

  • 6 April 1300hrs: taster session in Suffolk or virtually. A chance to meet members of our Strategic Team and find out more about us and our service.
  • 12 April 0900hrs: application window closes.
  • w/c 26 April: assessments and interviews in Ipswich, or virtually, for those short listed.

Application process

Please complete the application form available in the Related Information section and 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 Temporary/Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Collins on 07584 228264 or email: dave.collins@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Recruitment Brochure which includes the Job and Person Profiles and further information 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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