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Area Manager Essex County FRS (REF: AM ECFRS)

Listed 05 July 2019

CLosing date: 5pm, 17th July.

Are you an:

  • Area Manager looking to make a difference for a FRS on a journey of change and improvement?
  • Successful Group Manager looking to take on challenges at the next level?
  • Talented individual looking for permanent, secondment or development opportunities at Area Manager level?

A Service of Firsts - ECFRS is on a journey of transformational change, working to radically transform the culture in our organisation; creating an open, collaborative and professional environment for our dedicated work force to thrive and deliver the best services for the people of Essex. With a new Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive in place, and newly established Service Leadership Team driving forward new ways of doing things, we are committed to developing and improving our Service.

We need motivated and innovative colleagues to help us realise our goals, to make this a great collaborative place to work, to make us one team, and to deliver outcomes that will make a real difference to our communities.

We are one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services in the country, providing services to an area over 1,400 miles and a population of 1.7 million, from over 50 stations. Having been the first Fire and Rescue Service in the country to change its governance and report in to the country’s first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, we are leading the way in cross service collaboration and will work with Essex Police and wider partners to deliver further improvements to keep our communities safer.

Application process - For details on how to apply and view the person specification please click the button below.

If you are interested in applying and would like to know more about the opportunities in Essex, please contact the recruitment team on 01376 576121 Steve Tovey, Head of Recruitment and Talent at or 01376 576066.

Assessment process - We are looking to run assessment centres and role specific interviews on the week commencing 29th July.

Strategic Manager Talent Pool - If you are a Group Manager looking for development to prepare you to progress to Area Manager level in the near future, our Strategic Manager Talent Pool could be for you. Alongside offering you access to development opportunities, including but not limited to shadowing, training courses, coaching & mentoring and promotional opportunities, you will be eligible to be considered for future promotion opportunities to Group Manager level positions. The offer to apply for our Strategic Manager Talent Pool is open to employees of all Fire and Rescue Services of the appropriate level (substantive Group Manager, substantive Area Manager, or equivalent). Applications should be made in the same way as listed above.

Closing date: 17 July 2019

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