Subject to national terms c£154k/pa

As Chief Officer, you will provide strategic leadership and overall co-ordination to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, setting the highest standards of service delivery – protecting life and property across the County. In addition, you will act as Chief Fire Officer for the Isle of Wight, working closely with the Isle of Wight Council to make key business decisions, shaping and delivering the Fire Service strategy.

You will ensure that we are able to respond to any emergency rapidly, safely and with ultimate professionalism, setting out and delivering a strategy and vision that keeps us at the forefront of best practice set in the context of Police and Crime Act 2017 which utilises our extensive budgets and resources to optimal effect. You will communicate with the Fire Authority to make them aware of strategic changes, negotiate with employees’ representatives, liaise with Government Ministers, the media and general public as appropriate. You will actively manage change to place innovation at the heart of everything we do and continually develop our skills base to maximise the potential of our people.

We require a professional leader with strategic command experience, to continue the transformation of our services in a partnership context for the benefit of our communities. You will be qualified to postgraduate level in a business discipline, with an exemplary record of leading multidisciplinary teams within high profile, politically sensitive environments. With a collegiate approach to decision making, you will be keen to involve stakeholders in shaping the future of the Service, bringing clear and inspiring vision – with drive and determination to make things happen. Above all, you will be able to solve complex problems, deal with sensitive issues in a fair and balanced manner – doing whatever it takes to keep people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight safer.

For further information or to apply, please contact:[email protected]

Advert closes midnight: 28 August 2017.

Assessment process commences: 12 September 2017.