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Assistant Chief Fire Officer

  • Location:
    Hertford
  • Salary:
    £85,000 - £94,000
  • Closing date:
    27/05/2021
  • reference:
    20476212

Hertfordshire City Council

Assistant Chief Fire Officer (Response, Resilience & Prevention)

Salary £85,000 - £94,000 (subject to job evaluation)

Full Time

Hertfordshire County Council is a well-regarded and innovative council. The Community Protection Directorate is a hugely valued and visible part of the council with a commitment to providing high quality operational and preventative services to help keep people healthy and safe. Services within Community Protection include the Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Trading Standards, Resilience and the County Community safety unit. We are looking to continue our focus on quality and innovation now by appointing a new Assistant Chief Fire Officer (Response, Resilience & Prevention).  

About this role
This is an exciting time to take up this role, as you will be working to develop our operational performance and prevention activity across the County, to ensure that Hertfordshire is a safe place to live, work and visit. As a critical part of the Directorate, you will play a pivotal role in developing our organisational capability to ensure we deliver safe and high-quality services.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Community Protection (& Deputy Chief Fire Officer), you will be supporting our efforts to achieve the highest standards of service delivery, leadership and financial management. To help achieve our ambitious plans for the development of the Directorate, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of or strategic plans in Fire & Rescue Response, Prevention, Emergency Planning through the Resilience Team and the Hertfordshire Home Safety Service. 

About the Person
You will be a credible operational leader with a demonstrable track record of motivating and supporting a diverse workforce to be the best that they can be.  Operating with integrity and openness, you will have the confidence and credibility to engage and lead colleagues, impacting positively on partners and wider stakeholders. As the current pandemic has shown, our environment is ever-changing, and this role will play a key part in responding to these, and future challenges.

This role is subject to a DBS check. 
A suitable operational command assessment will form part of the selection process during the week commencing 21st June.


How to apply:

To find out how to join us, please go to: https://hertfordshire-appointments.com

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partner colleagues at GatenbySanderson: 

Peter Guilder: peter.guilder@gatenbysanderson.com or 07545 441 127
Kate Merson: kate.merson@gatenbysanderson.com or 0207 426 3376

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Hertfordshire, D&I is in our DNA and we are fully committed to creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and supports inclusivity and respect with a culture that supports our communities and partners and celebrates all aspects of diversity.  We aim to create a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. 


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