• Project Executive (NFCC Lead) – Ann Millington, Kent Fire and Rescue Service
  • Reports into the Programme Board
How to get involved:
  1. Workplace - NFCC HR and OD, NFCC Leadership, NFCC Heads of HR
  2. Here is a list of open, planned and closed consultations which are conducted on the consultation page:
    1. NFCC Leadership Framework - closed Summer 2018
    2. Core Learning Pathways - closed Spring 2019
    3. Recruitment toolkit consultation dates to be confirmed
    4. 360-degree feedback online tool consultation dates to be confirmed
    5. Succession planning toolkit - consultation closes 10th Janaury 2020
  1. The HR Forum meets twice a year and is aimed at the Heads of HR for each FRS. Dates are made available on Workplace NFCC Heads of HR.
  2. The temporary site for the recruitment toolkit can be accessed here [http://www.cheshirepolice.net/fire] and any contributions can be emailed to recruitmenttoolkit@cheshirefire.gov.uk.
  3. If you are interested in getting involved with any other workstreams, contact the team.
 Project Workstreams

NFCC Leadership Framework

Core Learning Pathway

  • Workstream description - The Core Learning Pathways is being led by Lynne Swift and Steve Buchanan-Lee. It maps leadership and management at 3 levels through an organisation showing the apprenticeship standards and equivalent qualifications, skills at each level. This brings consistency and ensures that all fire and rescue services are developing their workforce to the highest professional standards possible.
  • Progress – The pathway has been out for consultation which closed on the 5th April the team is currently reviewing responses.
  • Delivery date – February 2020

Recruitment toolkit

  • Workstream description – An online repository of good practice, templates, case studies and guidance to support services in recruitment and promotion processes that will be draw on the leadership behaviours where relevant.
  • Progress – Andrea Harvey, Cheshire FRS is leading on this piece and has drawn together some good material but requires contributions from other FRSs. The temporary site can be accessed here [http://www.cheshirepolice.net/fire] and any contributions can be emailed to recruitmenttoolkit@cheshirefire.gov.uk.
  • Delivery date – TBC

360-degree feedback online tool

  • Workstream description – An online tool based on the leadership behaviours available for all FRSs to use to carry out 360-degree feedback with their staff.
  • Progress – An initial trial has been conducted of a prototype process within the CPO on 11 members of staff. The process should conclude in May and the learning from the trial will in form a further trial on volunteer FRSs. If you are interested in getting involved with the next trial contact the team.
  • Delivery date – TBC

Succession planning toolkit

  • The People Programme has been running a project looking at Leadership within the UK FRS and last year published the NFCC Leadership Framework. Since then it has been working at how to support the implementation of the framework. This Succession Planning Toolkit is a result of that work and has been developed by HR professionals over the summer of 2019. It is a compilation of different tools and approaches used across a number of FRS. The HMICFRS inspection outcomes highlighted succession planning as an area requiring improvement so this is our first step towards supporting FRSs to address this. We are very keen to hear whether there is other good practice being used that could be included or whether you have feedback on the materials provided in this first draft.
  • The close date for this consultation is 10th January 2020.

Succession planning toolkit consultation  - survey monkey link 

Click here to read the draft Succession planning toolkit.