Fire sector jobs

Assistant Chief Officer – Director of Service Support WYFRS (REF: ACO WYFRS)

£115,792 - £122,246

Listed 03 May 2019

Assistant Chief Officer – Director of Service Support. West Yorkshire FRS

Salary £115,792 - £122,246 pa (pay award pending)

Lease car contribution £6,662 pa

Following the pending retirement of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services has arisen.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to be part of the Management Board and to take responsibility for the Service Support directorate.  This directorate encompasses the Strategic Development, Operational and Command Training, ICT, Property and Transport functions.

This exceptional individual will play a key role in supporting the strategic direction of this already outstanding 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.  In order to do this, it is expected that you will have had several years’ experience working at Area Manager or equivalent level.

You will provide direction and leadership in a fast-paced, responsive environment and 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.

As the successful candidate will be required to work as part of the Principal Officer continuous duty system, he/she will be required to reside within West Yorkshire during on-call periods.  The service offers a relocation allowance.

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.  Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Chief Fire Officer, John Roberts on 01274 655733.

For further details of this and all our vacancies and to apply online please visit

Closing date: 19 May 2019

Tell a Friend Apply