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Chief Fire Officer, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: CFO: NY)

£116,640 - £128,640

Listed 04 June 2019

Chief Fire Officer, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

  • Salary: £116,640 - £128,640
  • Application closing date: Monday 24 June, 9am
  • Assessment day 1: Tuesday 2 July (am) Stakeholder Panel interview
  • Assessment Day 2: Wednesday 3 July (time tbc) Final Panel interview

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, innovative and highly experienced individual to take on the role of Chief Fire Officer.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to bring a new approach to the delivery of fire and rescue services in North Yorkshire that can deliver real and sustainable benefits for the public, shaping and securing the future of the Service.

This is a time of great change for the Service, with the transfer of governance to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in November 2018 and the recent introduction of Enable North Yorkshire, a formal collaboration arrangement bringing together support staff of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police.

The Chief Fire Officer will complete the implementation of the Commissioner’s Local Business Case and embed her vision and objectives outlined in her Fire and Rescue Plan, modernising the Service and ensuring the effective delivery of services to local communities.

Applicants must currently operate at competent Assistant Chief Officer level or above and display strong evidence of operating at a strategic level within a Fire and Rescue Service.

Applicants are also required to evidence academic achievement e.g. a relevant Masters degree or to demonstrate equivalent experience.  The provision of Incident Command leadership is essential and applicants must currently operate at Gold Commander level or equivalent to apply.

The role is based in Northallerton but the applicant will be expected to travel across North Yorkshire and the City of York to meet the requirements of the role and the Continuous Duty System. During 2019/2020, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue HQ will move from existing premises to occupy shared premises with North Yorkshire Police, also in Northallerton.

Informal conversation

If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity with Julia Mulligan, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, please email Julia’s Office Manager, Tina James-McGrath:  Sessions will be booked on or before Thursday 20 June.


To apply, candidates should read the full recruitment pack and complete both the application form and supporting statement. 

Closing date: 24 June 2019

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