People Programme

People Programme (formerly Workforce Committee)

With the establishment of the NFCC Central Programme Office, the work of the Workforce Committee is now managed as a programme with the People Programme established in April 2018. The significant pieces of work now form projects within the programme and are reported through the programme board which reports into the NFCC Steering Group. A number of forums allow the programme to engage with all relevant stakeholders. The structure is shown below.

A list of published materials from the Workforce Committee and People Programme can be found here [link].

Ann Millington became Chief Executive of Kent Fire and Rescue Service in February 2011.  Prior to that she had been KFRS Deputy Chief Executive and Human Resources Director, having joined the Service in February 2007.Ann Millington, Programme Executive.

As KFRS’s Chief Executive, Ann has responsibility for all the functions of Kent Fire and Rescue Service.   She works closely with elected Members of the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority to make sure efficient and cost-effective services are delivered, in line with the Service’s aims and objectives. 

Ann is an Occupational Psychologist, with a background in change management, organisational development, training, HR and consultancy.

The work of the programme

“Over the next five years we will need to continue to develop flexible duty systems, contract types, and how we work together on the day to day activity. The Fire and Rescue Service’s evolving role in working in partnerships has implications for professional development, well-being and organisational culture. If we are to build on our success we need to develop new leadership skills and attract a diversity of thought and knowledge. To help us define and plan improvements we have agreed six key areas:

  •  Strengthen Leadership and Line Management to support organisational change and improved community outcomes
  • Developing cultural values and behaviours which make the Fire & Rescue Service a great place to work for all our people
  • Ways of working that are able to respond to service needs
  • Provide excellent training and education to ensure continuous improvement of services to the Public
  • Continue to support the Health and Well-being of all our people
  • Strengthen our ability to provide good service by diversifying our staff and creating a fair & equal place to work”

….National People Strategy 2017-2022 [link]


The following projects are part of Phase 1 of the programme from 2018-2020. Phase 2 is yet to be scoped.

Leadership Apprenticeships On-call
Inclusion Blended learning Health & well-being

 People Programme Governance and Engagement Structure (to be added)