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Group Commander- Surrey Fire and Rescue

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/18/74139
  • Published: Tue 11/09/2018, 10:10 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/10/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 42 hours per week.
  • Salary: £53,349 per annum plus allowances
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

£49,284 per annum for 42 hours per week plus an additional Surrey allowance of £1,304 per annum, plus a flexi allowance of 20%.

You post base will be decided based on service requirements.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the Role

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has the responsibility of protecting over one million people who live in the 650 square miles of Surrey. The Service employs just under 700 people across the County in a variety of roles. Comprising both uniformed personnel and support staff, they all share one vision: With you, making Surrey safer. We do this by:

  • Serving the needs of our community.
  • Flexibly responding to a constantly changing environment.
  • Recognising and embedding diversity in everything we do
  • Solving challenges through intelligence driven collaboration, innovation and improvement.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service succession planning will look at the skills of the candidates. Based on service requirements the candidates may therefore be offered a position within Protection, Prevention, or Response.

As a Group Commander your role is to protect and save life, property and the environment by contributing to the protection of people and making communities safer by working within the community to prevent emergencies occurring, minimise their impact when they do and intervene effectively when required. All of this benefitting the community and making Surrey Safer.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working as a competent Assistant Group Commander (Station Manager) or developing/competent Group Commander.
  • An ability to lead, manage and support people to resolve operational incidents.
  • The ability to implement organisational strategy working with the wider team.
  • Determination of the effective use of physical and financial resources.
  • Experience of undertaking specific projects and investigations as requested.

Applicants will also be expected to have achieved the following level of training and qualifications:

    • Minimum Level 2 Award in Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services (or equivalent training and experience).
    • NEBOSH general certificate, equivalent NVQ or NEBOSH Fire.
    • Level 4 or 5 qualification in Leadership and Management.
    • Emergency Vehicle Response Driver.
    • Desirable – Competency Framework for Business Fire Safety Regulators Level 3 or above

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Area Commander Steve Burnell on 07968832288 or by e-mail at Steve.burnell@surreycc.gov.uk

Additional Information

Please note this advert closes at 23:59 on 8th October 2018.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/18/74139
  • Published: Tue 11/09/2018, 10:10 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/10/2018, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 42 hours per week.
  • Salary: £53,349 per annum plus allowances
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

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