Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    CPD (Community Protection & Defence)

  • Salary/Remuneration

    In the region of £115,000 to £118,000

  • Client

    Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Ref: GSe95217

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking for a Deputy Chief Fire Officer with the potential to be our next Chief Fire Officer. We are keen to build a managerial succession plan that provides continuity for Northamptonshire and this new position will be the first key appointment in doing so.

What we are looking for

We are seeking applications from high potential individuals who have can demonstrate high level management skills and a profound understanding of the provision of emergency services. Your current role is less important than your demonstrable potential but you will have to be able to convince us that you are able undertake development towards being a competent GOLD level commander.

What you’ll get from us

Professional challenge and the opportunity to show your people and financial management skills. The Service is going through a period of change and you’ll get the opportunity to plan that change, and then be instrumental in the delivery of key outcomes.

A competitive salary, provided car and supported professional development towards the Chief Fire Officer’s role. The appointment process will focus very much on providing a successor to the current Chief.

What we will expect from you

Good professional decision making and demonstrable leadership qualities. We are a small organisation who work closely with Northants Police partners. We take our work seriously but not ourselves so a good sense of humour and approachable style will also be an advantage. 

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Recruitment Table

Closing date
Monday 13th February

Long listing
w/c 20th February

Preliminary interviews
w/c 6th March

Short listing
w/c 13th March

After shortlist

Final panel
w/c 20th March

Further info

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and want to seek fresh challenges as you do – get in touch with Peter Buffoni on 07964 877 654 or Estelle Woods on or 07482 721078 at GatenbySanderson.

How to apply

Once you have submitted your CV & Supporting Statement you will receive a link from 'My Interview' where you will need to upload a video interview answering the following question. The question will be stated on the video link, they are also in the candidate pack and the 'how to apply document' 


  1. How to apply.pdf