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Project Executive-Chair: NFCC Recruitment Project (REF: PE/NFCC)

Listed 10 March 2020

Project Executive / Chair - NFCC Recruitment Project

Expressions of Interest are invited from Chief Fire Officers/Chief Executives to take the role of Project Executive for the Recruitment Project within the Central Programme Office, People Programme.

We are looking to establish a project board to oversee the work which aims to address some of the key problems relating to recruitment, selection and promotion across fire & rescue services (FRSs).

The National Firefighter Selection Tests (NFST) were developed in 2009 and now need reviewing. The board will have clear opportunities to review, influence and help shape the future requirements needed to recruit for a modern-day firefighter. In addition, they will produce research, guidance, centralised initiatives and standards to support consistent robust recruitment across all roles within a modern UK FRS.

It is an exciting time to get involved in this piece of work and drive transformational change, bringing through talent to meet the risks and demands of their communities.

The Project Executive, would be accountable for the project, ensuring it meets its objectives and delivers the defined outputs. They would need to have a passion and commitment to drive change, giving a steer and strategic direction to this cross-cutting area of work.

It is proposed that the Recruitment Project Board meet quarterly to support the governance cycle, with the Chair reporting into the People Programme and providing a voice at the NFCC Full Council to champion key issues. The anticipated workload would include chairing four project boards and attending four programme boards plus other occasional ad hoc meetings. The Central Programme Office will provide all project management and administrative support.

For further information please feel free to contact the People Programme Manager, Fay Pisani (

Expressions of interest of no more than 500 words should be submitted to Ann Millington, People Programme Executive, via explaining relevant experience and what you bring to the role.

Closing Date: 31 March 2020

Closing date: 31 March 2020

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