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Station Manager – Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (REF: SM:HFRS)

£39,374 - £43,428 Permanent and Temporary positions available

Listed 11 December 2018

Station Manager – Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

  • Station Manager HFRS7491
  • Salary Range: £39,374 - £43,428 per annum
  • Work Location: Countywide – Hampshire
  • Hours per week: 42
  • Contract Type: Permanent and Temporary positions available
  • Closing Date: 14 January 2019

Our workforce planning forecast for the next two years has identified a number of temporary and permanent positions at Station Manager level. We are creating an appointable talent pool to recruit from for both temporary and permanent vacancies at Station Manager level. We anticipate that this appointable talent pool will last for two years, when the next SM selection process will start.

During the selection process we will be looking for positive, talented and inspirational individuals who will be able to help shape and lead the organisation in the years to come, ensuring that the level of service received by the communities of Hampshire continues to be of the highest standard. We are looking for individuals who possess a proven ability of excellent leadership across the role map to help take the service forward during a period of ongoing change.

The application is evidence based, and we recommend you discussing this with your existing line manager prior to completion, who will also be required to support your application.  

Please find the link to the Station Manager Role Map

Applicants must demonstrate the following attributes through the application and selection process:

  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Outstanding team leader
  • Have a positive attitude to change
  • Able to influence and make decisions
  • Evidence of commitment to development of self and others
  • Commitment to Service values
  • Effective performance manager
  • Evidence of successful performance when working at Watch / Station Manager level
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion across their organisation
  • Demonstrable evidence of contributing to delivery of Fire and Rescue service plans

To be eligible to enter this process you must meet the following entry criteria:

  • Substantive (permanently promoted) Wholetime Watch Manager
  • Competent in Watch Manager role (signed off as competent) 
  • Current Initial Commander level qualified
  • Operationally competent within their relevant Maintenance of Competence Scheme
  • Not subject to a live warning for capability or disciplinary at point of application
  • Have a full driving license
  • Live or be committed to move to live within County border
  • Applicants without an intermediate command qualification must be able to attend the Intermediate Command test of potential approx. 1 hour in the week of 28 January 2019 to 1 February 2019 - no dates past this specific week will be available
  • Applicants must be able to attend the Promotion Board approx. 2.5 hours in the week of 11 February 2019 to 15 February 2019 - no dates past this specific week will be given
  • If successful, any external applicants will be required to complete a full HFRS intermediate command assessment together with fitness and medical test, before appointment would be offered.

Please note when completing your online application, you are not required to attach a CV or Cover Letter.


  • Applications open and line managers endorsement - 31 December 2018
  • Applications close - 14 January 2019
  • Deadline for receiving line manager comments - 17 January 2019
  • Candidates informed via email of application stage outcome - w/c 21 January 2019
  • Successful candidates to begin booking command test of potential slots - w/c 21 January 2019
  • Command test of potential - w/c 28 January 2019
  • Candidates informed of test of potential outcome. Successful candidates to begin booking promotion board times - 4 February 2019
  • Promotion board - w/c 11 February 2019
  • Candidates informed of outcome - w/c 18 February 2019

 Vetting Requirements:

 This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check

 Contact details for an informal discussion:

 Mick Thompson, Group Manager on

 Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.


Closing date: 14 January 2019

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