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Station Commander - Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (REF: SC SFRS)

Listed 24 October 2019

Station Commander

Salary details: in accordance with NJC pay scales

Location: Endeavour House, Ipswich


Given the potential operational requirements and flexible nature of the role, the successful candidates would be expected to live or provide a base which allows for operational response around the county, including evening commitments across the Service. Some Station Commander appointments may not have operational commitments initially.

Applicants will have an exceptional track record of contributing and delivering strong leadership, be forward thinking, possess a detailed understanding of the issues relating to the fire and rescue service and local government at national and local levels, be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion have excellent communication skills and be politically aware.

Applicants will be expected to have experience in dealing with complex and large emergency incidents, competent in current role, involvement at TCG (Tactical Co-ordinating Group), professional development experience and ICL qualifications at appropriate level.

Taster session for this role will be held at 1300hrs on Thursday 21 November (Stowmarket Fire Station, 6 Lockington Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 1BQ). A chance to meet members of our Team and find out more about us and our Service. Any initial queries can also be discussed via telephone. Please book a place at the information day by 15 November, via

Development and Progression Process -  – w/c 13th January 2019

Interviews for positions will be arranged post assessment.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to complete the Expression of Interest providing evidence in the supporting information section relating to the provided Role Map. These can be found under ‘Related Information’ on the Suffolk Jobs Direct website (click apply link below').

Applicants are also requested to provide a CV detailing service, academic and professional qualification history, along with a personal statement relating to their interest in joining our team.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please feel free to contact Peter Horsfall or Ken Williamson on 01473 260588 or

Additional Information

Please see the following documents to inform your considerations and application, these can be found under ‘Related Information’ on the Suffolk Jobs Direct website (click apply link below).

  • IRMP 2019-22
  • Vision Statement
  • ASPIRE 4 FIRE Values
  • Equality Statement
  • Suffolk County Council Business Plan

The Service is looking to make appointments in 2020.

Information Pack

Closing date: 06 December 2019

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