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Area Manager on Transfer

Last updated  30 June 2022

Applications are invited from 

  • Substantive and competent Area Managers currently serving with a UK Fire Authority, holding an Incident Command Level 3 or equivalent qualification 

Applicants must be assessed as competent to operate as an ICL3 Advanced Incident Commander, with proven relevant experience managing operational incidents at this level.  They must be able to demonstrate experience of operating effectively at strategic level, and have a track record of achievement.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate on the application form that they meet all the essential criteria on the relevant person specification.  We are looking for individuals who possess the following qualities: 

  • Keen to contribute to a safer community
  • Committed to equality and fairness
  • An understanding of their role with regards to health, safety and welfare.
  • Motivated
  • Effective team member
  • Effective and confident communicator
  • Flexible and enthusiastic approach to undertaking new initiatives.

Applicants must also demonstrate our Service values.

The role is conditioned to a locally agreed Flexible Duty System (FDS) and the postholder will need to provide a suitable cover base location agreed with the Chief Fire Officer when on call.

There is an additional payment for carrying out Strategic Operational Commander (SOC) duties. The SOC Rota System is based on a six week cycle and will include responding to operational incidents outside of the County of Bedfordshire, as part of a shared operational strategic command rota with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS). 

You will be required to gain Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance and pass a Service Medical before appointment will be offered.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

Our selection process includes an interview, and an Level 3 Incident Command assessment, and these take place at regular stages through the year.  Shortlisted applicants will be contacted with details and dates.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a probationary period of 6 months and will also be required to satisfactorily complete an Acknowledgement of Skills Programme.

Salary in line with National payscales.  Those conditioned to the flexible duty system will receive the 20% flexible duty supplement to basic salary.  There is an additional payment for carrying out Strategic Operational Commander (SOC) duties.

An application form together with Area Manager Applicant Pack - On Transfer can be found below. 

Completed application forms should be submitted to us at recruitment@bedsfire.gov.uk

Area Manager Applicant Pack - On Transfer

Area Manager Application Form - On Transfer

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