NFCC Lead vacancies

The NFCC lead roles below are currently open to expressions of interest from any serving employee of a UK public Fire and Rescue Service. As an NFCC lead you will be required to represent the National Fire Chiefs Council and therefore the aims and principles of the Council. 

 NFCC Safer Working at Height Lead

An opportunity has arisen for Lead of the Safer Working at Height Group, which sits within Technical Response.

Reporting into the Operations Coordination Committee, the Safer Working at Height lead is responsible for:

  • Promotion and lead of the highest standards of operational performance in fire and rescue services and the wider fire industry
  • Building on the existing work streams and lead continuous improvement in this field

For further details, please contact CFO Chris Lowther (Chair of NFCC Operations Coordination Committee) via email at 

To apply for the role, please send an Expression of Interest of no more than 300 words to by TBC.

NFCC Data Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new NFCC Data Lead, advancing the agenda of unifying Fire and Rescue Services in their approach to understanding and utilising their own and other agencies’ data, in order to improve outcomes for communities.

 This role reports into the Sector Improvement and Assurance Committee and has a number of key responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Development of FRS analyst and research communities.
  • Influencing national FRS decision making from an evidenced based perspective.
  • Reduction in duplication of FRS work.
  • Involvement on the Digital and Data Programme.

The role involves considerable engagement with a multitude of stakeholders within UKFRS and the broader Fire Sector, external agencies and Central Government and is a fantastic opportunity to place innovation at the heart of how FRS use data now and in the future. The newly launched Digital and Data Programme in early 2019 provides a platform for not only improving on existing practice but breaking new ground in how technology works alongside data for the benefit of our communities.

If this sounds exciting to you and you wish to become involved, please don’t hesitate in contacting ACFO Shantha Dickinson (Hampshire Fire and Rescue) via email on for further discussion.

To apply for the role please send an Expression of Interest of no more than 300 words to by 28 February 2019

NFCC Finance Committee Chair

We now have an opportunity for someone to take on the role of Chair of the NFCC Finance Committee.

The Finance Committee seeks to develop the direction of Fire Service funding.

Technically qualified support will be provided by nominated senior finance officers providing a direct interface into the Fire Finance Network and the qualified leadership to support effective advocacy in forums such as NFCC.


  • Provide effective strategic Fire Service leadership for the development of fire funding and fire related investments across all Fire Service governance arrangements.
  • Provide effective strategic Fire Service leadership to assure and advise NFCC Coordination Committees and programmes on finance and commercial considerations.
  • Provide effective strategic Fire Service leadership for change programmes in the Fire Service relating to finance.
  • Provide direction and support to the Fire Finance Network and technical officers in support of the NFCC.
  • Provide effective strategic and technical Fire Service leadership concerning financial rules, procurement, charges, pensions, taxation and VAT.
  • To support the professional development of Fire financial leaders.
  • To support the professional development on finance of non-finance leaders.

Priorities for the Finance Committee include:

  • Future funding basis for the Fire Service.
  • Securing future capital funding.
  • Funding for national programmes and associated risks.
  • Accessibility of transformational funding.

Our priorities now are as aligned to our strategic commitments and reflected in the Annual Plan:

  • Respond to the Fire Funding Formula Review and develop a UK-wide evidence base for fire cost drivers.
  • Represent the FRS in submissions to any Government Spending Reviews for fire.
  • Pensions (including LGPS).

The Chair will be a member of the NFCC Steering Group attended by the NFCC Chair, Vice Chairs and Committee Chairs to help co-ordinate the work of NFCC.

The decision about this appointment will be made by the NFCC Chair in consultation with the Vice Chairs.

If you are interested, please forward an expression of interest of no more than 500 words to the NFCC Support Hub to  by Monday 11 February 2019.