Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service - Watch Manager vacancies

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has the ambition to deliver the best possible services to our communities across Cumbria.

The service has embarked on a cultural journey of change, to support this, applications are now being invited for a number of current and future substantive Watch Manager vacancies across the service area throughout 2020/21.

We welcome applications from competent Firefighters, Crew Managers and Watch Managers who are looking for promotion or a transfer opportunity, who share this ambition and who can demonstrate a positive attitude to do more for our communities whilst demonstrating the right behaviours to lead on cultural change.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is a County Council service that provides prevention, protection and response services to a wide and diverse range of communities. Cumbria is a fantastic place to live and work but is also faced with a number of significant challenges including a super ageing population, rurality, infrastructure and natural weather. 

Candidates will be able to offer evidence of how they meet the essential and desirable criteria that supports improving the service delivery environment, promoting cultural change and also measured against the "Leading Others" personal impact specifications of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Leadership Framework.

A career with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for forward thinking, innovative individuals who can display the County Council / Service Behaviours and commit to a one team approach.

As a supervisory manager, you will need to demonstrate operational excellence, personal accountability and a commitment to your own development. Furthermore you will have a flexible approach and demonstrate the personal qualities, attitude and 'One Team' ethos expected for all staff working for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

We are asking that applicants demonstrate how they meet the criteria outlined within the post specification.  Candidates are also required to provide evidence against the "Leading others" level of the NFCC Leadership Framework Quadrants.

 

Application process

All applicants should complete the online application form.  

There is no requirement to complete the Relevant Experience section of the application form.  

Please attach the required documents to your application for which are listed below

Additional documentation

Complete the following documents and attach to the Supporting Information section of the application:

Please clearly label these documents with your name and which document it is.

Application closing date15 December 2019 (midnight)
InterviewsShortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection process (week commencing 6 January)
Prior to formal offerExternal applicants will be required to undertake a medical and fitness test prior to final job offer.  DBS, right to work and reference checks will also be undertaken.

If you have any queries please email: resourcing@cumbria.gov.uk