Deputy Commissioner

London Fire Brigade


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    c. £140,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    04 February 2019

  • Client

    London Fire Brigade

Ref: GSe50283

The London Fire Brigade’s vision is to be a world class fire and rescue service. We are the busiest fire and rescue service in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. Our long-standing workforce comprises 4,500 operational and 1,000 non-operational staff. A unique and trusted organisation, our work has changed over the years with stronger emphasis on fire prevention and community safety as well as responding to fires, terrorist threats and other emergencies.      

We are now seeking an exceptional Deputy Commissioner and Director of Operations, to play a key role as a member of the LFB Corporate Team reporting directly to Dany Cotton, London Fire Commissioner. You will hold responsibility for all fire stations, fire safety and operational response across London Fire Brigade, ensuring effective capability and developing the overall strategy and long-term plans to continually improve the service that protect London’s communities.

Effective leadership is essential, and a proven track record of leading significant fire service operations will be required in order adapt to the complexities of this role. You will be comfortable working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, with a political awareness to help understand the role of support the London Fire Commissioner.

Closing Date23:59, Monday 4th February 2019
Long List Meetingw/c 4th February
Preliminary Interviews with GatenbySandersonw/c 11th & 18th February
Short List Meetingw/c 25th February
Operational assessment, psychometric assessment and Staff Engagement Exercisew/c 4th March 2019
Final Interviewsw/c 11th March 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • a comprehensive CV
  • a detailed supporting statement (ideally no more than two pages) that demonstrates your suitability against the criteria as set out in the person specification.)

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. This form can be seen once your CV and supporting statement have been submitted. The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application. If applicable, please also submit a completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th February 2019.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, our advising consultants, Adam Davidson (0207 426 3964) or Mark Turner (0207 426 3983) will be pleased to talk to you.

GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Contact details
Adam Davidson: 020 7426 3964

Olivia Robinson: 0113 205 6298