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Director of Operations, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Kent Fire & Rescue Service (REF: ACFO)

£125,617 - £125,617

Listed 13 August 2019

Director, Operations (Assistant Chief Fire Officer)

  • Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Tovil, Maidstone
  • Salary: £125,617.00 per annum 

Join a great team - Kent Fire & Rescue Authority is a customer focused service working to keep more than 1.8 million people safe across Kent and Medway.

We are looking to appoint a Director of Operations who will bring highly developed operational expertise, together with the ability to lead at a strategic level.

Working with colleagues across the organisation, the individual will lead an innovative change agenda to improve our services to customers, in addition to supporting work on national service-wide change.

Our ideal candidate will currently hold a substantive position as an Area Manager or above and will have demonstrated significant experience of operational incident command.

We are looking for an individual who has excellent communication skills and can work at all levels, including with partner agencies. They should have in-depth experience of driving and managing transformational change projects; a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace; an ability to focus on providing excellent services to our customers; and a management approach which is people focused, using coaching and an inclusive style.

The role is subject to locally agreed terms and conditions and is located at our Headquarters in Maidstone, Kent.

The recruitment process will consist of three stages:
  • Stage one: An operational assessment which will take place on the 30 September.
  • Stage two: A one day assessment centre on the 15 October 2019.
  • Stage three: If successful, candidates will go forward to a Member interview panel on the 16 October 2019.

 If you are interested in this role, please complete an online application form in line with the job description and person specification by 23:59 hours on 12 September 2019.

Closing date: 12 September 2019

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