Deputy Chief Fire Officer

South Yorkshire
£124,446 per annum
18 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full time

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority are seeking to appointment an ambitious and dynamic individual with a proven track record to the position of Deputy Chief Fire Officer. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue considers itself to be a high performing, innovative organisation that is well regarded by the communities it serves and the partner agencies with which it does business. The Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to delivering its aspiration of “A Safer South Yorkshire”.

We have a challenging opportunity for a high calibre individual with drive, demonstrable strategic skills and political awareness to play a key role in leading the transformation of the Service for the future.

We are committed to building capacity at the top of our organisation and will support your ongoing development. In turn, you will oversee the evolution of the organisation and ensure that being fit for the future is kept high on our agenda.

To succeed, you will have an open, transparent and inclusive style, being able to develop positive relationships with Members, colleagues and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will need to meet the challenge of the Home Office reform agenda whilst ensuring that the level of service to the communities we serve remains effective an provides necessary assurance.

Confidence in the corporate environment, an open and engaging style of leadership and a commitment to all aspects of diversity will be essential in building effective relationships with Authority Members, colleagues and external stakeholders in managing through this significant period of ongoing change.

It is desirable but not essential that applicants have an operational fire service background.

For more information please visit or for a confidential conversation regarding this position contact James Courtney, Chief Fire Officer & Chief Executive, on 01142532201.

Closing date for applications is: 09.06.2017
All applications will be given equal consideration.