Chief Fire Officer

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

  • Location

    Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Community Protection & Defence

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    30 May 2022

  • Client

    Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Ref: GSe84785

This is an exciting time to join the Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) in Northamptonshire. You will lead the delivery of a modern, responsive, partnership-focussed Service. Reporting directly to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, you will be central in ensuring that the Service fully discharges its statutory duties in line with the National Fire and Rescue Framework, supporting the outcomes of Northamptonshire’s Delivery Plan.

You will be given the autonomy needed to build on our successes and help transform the NFRS to ‘outstanding’ under the HMICFRS inspection process. Your experience in running a comparably scaled operational business will help you ensure that you provide the best possible outcomes for all those who live, work or visit the County. 

Fire Service experience would be helpful, but it is not essential. What is key is your ability to inclusively lead change, as you remain focussed on outcomes. A track record of driving  innovation, transformation and modernisation in a large, operational business will also be key. 

Further Information

If you have any queries about any aspect of this appointment, or you would like additional information, or an informal and confidential discussion, please speak to Nicci Marzec (07979 911950) at Northamptonshire OPFCC or Peter Buffoni (07964 877 654) at GatenbySanderson. 

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 30th May at 8am

Short listing
3rd June 2022

Final panel
9th & 10th June 2022

How to apply

Please take a look at the additional document 'How to Apply' for further instructions on how to apply for this role. 


  1. How to apply.pdf