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Area Manager West Yorkshire FRS (REF: AM WYFRS)


Listed 22 July 2019

Area Manager (B) FDS

Salary £81,463 (Pay award pending) (Inclusive of allowances). Lease car contribution £4,638 pa

Following the promotion of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s leading Fire and Rescue Services has arisen.

The successful candidate will be a wholetime substantive and competent Group Manager (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service, you will be an experienced fire and rescue service officer and able to demonstrate your ability to operate at the highest level.  In addition, it is essential you have considerable experience of dealing with major operational incidents and knowledge of command systems.    You will therefore need a strong track record of delivery and service improvement in complex planning and service operations function. 

The role requires an individual with a visible leadership style, excellent influencing skills and personal values that are aligned to our own.

In return, we offer an excellent package, including the following:

  • 20% Flexible Duty System (FDS) allowance plus an additional 19.5% Continuous Duty System allowance
  • Lease car package
  • Relocation assistance package (if relocating from outside of West Yorkshire)
  • Access to an employee assistance programme
  • Training and development
  • Sports and social clubs with free use of gym

WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.


  • Applications open: 18th July 2019
  • Applications close: 18th August 2019
  • Shortlisting:Week Commencing 19th August 2019
  • Psychometric/Aptitude Tests: 26th August to 8th September 2019
  • Command Assessments (Table top): 11th, 12th and 13th September 2019
  • Presentation and Interviews: 19th and 20th September 2019

The closing date for applications will be Midnight 18th August 2019

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

DCFO Dave Walton at 


ACFO Ian Bitcon at


AM Nick Smith at

Closing date: 18 August 2019

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