Assistant Chief Fire Officer - A Strategic role with a difference

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government, Emergency Response

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £105,173 rising to £117,303 plus benefits and car

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    03 December 2019

  • Client

    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Ref: GSe60118

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is seeking to recruit a strategic manager who shares our commitment to put safety at the heart of the community and to make Nottinghamshire a safer place to live, work and visit.

Reporting directly to the Chief Fire Officer, we are seeking an exceptional individual who will use their experience of strategic leadership, not necessarily within the fire sector, to help us to enhance and improve our performance and realise our ambition to deliver high quality services with a focus on our Response, Prevention and Protection role. 

The person

With a track record of organisational improvement and with a values-led approach, you will be focused on effective service delivery within a strong performance management culture.

With the ability to see the bigger picture, put forward new ideas and lead change, you will have the political acumen to anticipate and shape events and to persuade others in a confident and inclusive manner.  The ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, partners and stakeholders is essential.

This role will be instrumental in delivering on our continuing commitment to equality, inclusion and our core values in the delivery of services and in employment.

It may be that you have done so successfully at a similar scale in a local authority, or in the military, or within the emergency services. What is key though is that you will have the strategic vision and innovative skills needed to add real value to meet the challenges of a complex environment.

As you will form part of the Principal Officer rota, you will be expected to live in (or move to) the county and we will help with your expenses if you need to relocate. You will recognise this as an excellent opportunity to shape not only the future of the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service but also your own career.

Closing Date23.59 - Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Longlist Meeting Monday 9th December 2019
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson From 10th December - 20th December 2019
Shortlist Meeting Monday 6th January 2020
Psychometric Assessments - online w/c 6th January 2020
Stakeholder Engagement Exercise & Operational Risk Exercise27th January 2020
Final Panel Interviews & Media Handling Exercise 4th February 2019
How to apply

Register your details and then submit the following to us no later than 23:59hrs on Tuesday 3 December 2019:

  1. A CV (of no more than two pages) outlining your career history, including key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you provide reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  2. A statement of suitability (again no longer than two pages), outlining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience evidence your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
  3. A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data is treated in the strictest confidence and will not in any way affect your application.

If relevant, please also submit:

  • A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if you are applying under this scheme.

Failure to submit both a CV and Statement of Suitability will mean the panel will only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the post and your fit within the organisation, please contact Olivia Robinson (0113 205 6298) or Peter Buffoni (07964 877 654) at GatenbySanderson.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application please contact

Contact details
Olivia Robinson: 0113 205 6298