Group Manager (B) FDS
Transfer or Promotion Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for wholetime Group Managers and Station Managers (as a promotion opportunity) to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services. We are responsible for the county’s fire and rescue service, which serves a population of more than two million people spread over almost 800 square miles. Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year. We are an organisation where everyone is encouraged, trusted and supported to play their part in promoting safety and wellbeing across all communities in West Yorkshire. We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who demonstrate the values of team, responsibility, integrity, dialogue and learn.
We offer an excellent package, including the following:
- 20% Flexible Duty System (FDS) allowance plus an additional 15% GM duty system allowance
- Lease car
- Relocation assistance package (if relocating from outside of West Yorkshire)
- Access to an employee assistance programme
- Training and development
- Sports and social clubs with free use of gym
WYFRS is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.
Applications are welcome from existing UK wholetime Group Managers and competent wholetime Station Managers as a promotion opportunity.
The following criteria must be satisfied to be eligible to apply:
- be a wholetime substantive and competent Station Manager (or above) in a UK Fire and Rescue Service.
- have no current/outstanding development action plans, performance improvement action plans or capability issues related to competency.
- be free of current formal disciplinary awards throughout the entire process.
- been identified as showing potential for promotion as part their Annual Review (AR) with a supporting statement from the Line Manager (Internal only)
The selection process will comprise of:
- Stage 1 – Identified as showing potential for promotion as part of their Annual Review (AR) (Internal Only)
- Stage 2 - Completion of an online application form and subsequent shortlisting
- Stage 3 - Online Psychometric Assessment
- Stage 4 - Operational Command Assurance
- Stage 5 – Interview and Presentation
- Stage 6 - Pre employment checks
Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet all the essential criteria for the role. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers.
Applicants should only write a maximum of 250 words for each criteria detailed on the personnel specification.
Following the closing date, submitted application forms will be forwarded to the Shortlisting Panel for consideration. All applicants will be advised via the e-recruitment system whether or not they have been successfully shortlisted.
Online Psychometric Assessment
Applicants, who are successfully shortlisted, prior to progressing to Interview, will be required to undertake a Psychometric Assessment, these are a set of questions used to understand your motives, preferences, needs and talents (in a work context) to form part of the interview process.
Operational Command Assurance
Applicants will be assessed and graded (Pass or Fail) against Skills for Justice Advanced Incident Command scoring criteria. However, prior to this assessment taking place, development opportunities will be available for all successful shortlisted candidates prior to the assessment taking place.
WYFRS Command Training Team will email appointments to all applicants. However, any attendance on these development sessions is voluntary.
Please note, there is no requirement for WYFRS staff members who hold the Skills for Justice Advanced Incident Command qualification to undertake this stage.
Interview and Presentation
Applicants will be required to prepare a 15 minute presentation, of which the title will be given beforehand and a 45 minute interview.
All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure and Barring and pre-employment checks.
- Applications close: 23rd May 2021
- Shortlisting: Week Commencing 24th May 2021
- Online/Psychometric testing open: 31st May 2021
- Online/Psychometric testing close: 7th June 2021
- Command Assurance: Week Commencing 14th June 2021
- Interviews: 25th June & July 1st 2021
Applicants must complete and submit an online application form using the e-recruitment system which will require them to detail how they meet all the essential criteria for the role. To apply, please visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers
The closing date for applications will be midnight 23rd May 2021. We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if a large/sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, we encourage early applications.
All offers of employment will be subject to a skills gap analysis, references, medical, fitness test, Disclosure checks and pre-employment checks.
For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact:
DCFO Dave Walton Email: email@example.com Tel no: 01274 682311 Ext: 670766
AM Scott Donegan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel no: 01274 682311 Ext: 64057
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If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed above for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.
Please note we do not accept CVs. If you are viewing this vacancy on ‘jobsindeed’ or other external platform, the only way to apply for this vacancy is to visit www.wyfs.co.uk/careers/vacancies and complete the application form via our online Access vacancy system.
We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.
WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.