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Station Manager B, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service (REF: SM/OFRS)

Listed 07 January 2020

Station Manager B, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Do you want to work for a Fire and Rescue Service with an outstanding culture? Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is seeking applications from outstanding personnel wishing to be considered for promotion to Station Manager.

A separate internal process will later be held for substantive Station Managers seeking to work in the flexible duty system. To be eligible, applicants must be competent and substantive in the role of Watch Manager and be able to provide evidence of Incident Command Level 1 competence.

An understanding and/or evidence is required in the following areas:
  • Leading and Managing Teams
  • Processing information
  • Managing information for action
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Service Delivery
  • Personnel Impact and the ability to Lead Yourself
  • Performance Management
  • Partnership Working
  • Internal, Regional and National areas
  • Continued Professional Development

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service received an ‘outstanding’ rating for its promotion of values and cultures from the HMICFRS inspection in November 2018. It also received overall ‘good’ ratings in effectiveness, efficiency and people.

We are an inclusive organisation and are striving to reflect the communities we serve. We therefore particularly welcome applications from female, black and minority ethnic and LGBT+ staff who are underrepresented in our operational workforce.

 As all our staff play a key role in ensuring that we are a high performing organisation, those interested in these roles must be able to demonstrate that they hold our service’s values which underpin how we serve the people of Oxfordshire and how, as employees, we work and behave with each other.

 These values are as follows:
  • We do the best we can for residents.
This means we:
  • work together in a supportive and honest way
  • strive to find the best solution
  • are open to change and doing things differently.
The Station Manager promotional process will involve the following:
  • Application form which applicants are required to provide evidence that they have demonstrated Oxfordshire County Council Values in their current or previous roles.
  • Submission of a report on a given subject.
  • In-basket assessment.
  • Management Role play.
  • Presentation / Interview.

 To apply for this process, applicants are required to submit a fully completed application form (TRG57c).  An Application form can be obtained by emailing

  • Applications must be received by 1700 hours on 24th January 2020.
  • A briefing session will be held on at 1400 on 29th January at HQ, Kidlington, OX5 2DU. This briefing will also be broadcasted and recorded via Skype.
  • At this session applicants will be able to ask questions about the process and find out more about the NFCC Leadership Framework.
  • The NFCC Leadership Framework replaces the PQAs as a measure to assess performance in this promotional process.
  • Attendance at the briefing is not mandatory but is highly recommended.
  • The interview / selection panel will carry out shortlisting and applicants will be notified of the result of this part of the process by 1700 hours on Wednesday 29th January 2020.
  • The in-basket exercise including a case study will be held on Tuesday 4th February 2020 in the large conference room at HQ, between the hours 0900-1800 hours.
  •  The telephone management role play will be held between the 13th to the 20th February 2020.
  • Candidates will be given a time and date when this happens.
  • The final presentation / interview will be held at HQ on 26th, 27th and 28th February 2020.  
  • Those who apply for the process are advised to hold all relevant dates available in their calendars to ensure availability.
  • For further information regarding the role the promotional process please phone Group Manager Marcus Reay on 07788 183050
 Please note:
  • This process does not include interviews for the role of a flexi-duty officer.
  • No move allowance or expenses can be claimed for those applicants who are successful and need to move to Oxfordshire at the end of the process.
  • Successful applicants will have to undertake a significant amount of study. In line with NFCC requirements, a successful SM candidate will need to complete a Level 5 diploma qualification, with the current preferred route for this either an ILM/CMI qualification or a Level 5 Management Apprenticeship


Closing date: 24 January 2020

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