NFCC People Strategy has six key areas for improvements of which Leadership is key to all. The Leadership project has been commissioned to form a response to the challenges facing current and future leaders in the Fire Sector. Being adaptable to the evolving requirements of a ‘modern fire and rescue service’ is key to our leadership and management focus for the future. 

We need leaders who are both operationally and professionally competent, as well as being capable of creating and delivering a compelling vision for the future to inspire and motivate others. They need to be able to collaborate across our different functions internally as well as being able to cross traditional boundaries with other agencies and businesses to achieve more efficient, effective and joined up services for the communities we serve.

The project aims to provide national products and tools in line with the NFCC Leadership Framework. By creating this central hub for fire & rescue services, we can promote consistency in our approach to leadership, share good practice and reduce duplication of effort.

The Leadership Framework

The 2019 Leadership Framework clearly defines behaviours required at each level of management. It details a simpler set of behaviours and sets out the career planning process to support individuals who are looking to develop their career with the service 

 The Leadership project is currently working on a number of workstreams to support the Leadership Framework.

Direct Entry Pathway Core Learning Pathway Talent & High Performance Management
Coaching & Mentoring Officer Secondment Guidance Succession Planning Toolkit
Supervisory Leadership Development Code of Ethics 360 Performance Management activities

Further updates will be added as the workstreams evolve.  

NFCC Leadership Project Board

  • Project Executive: Becci Bryant, Staffordshire FRS
  • Ann Millington: Kent FRS
  • Andrew Brodie: North Yorkshire FRS
  • Rod Hammerton: Shropshire FRS
  • Dawn Whittaker: East Sussex FRS
  • Chris Blacksell: Humberside FRS
  • Neil Stocker: West Sussex FRS
  • Sarah Warnes: West Midlands FRS
  • NFCC People Programme Manager: Fay Pisani
  • NFCC Project Manager: Jane Cork