Chief Fire Officer

Chichester, West Sussex
Competitive Salary plus Financial Support for Recruitment and Retention
17 May 2019
09 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The challenges which our County Council faces are changing at pace and our services need to respond to successfully deliver the outcomes we aspire to achieve for the residents and communities we are here to serve. As a member of the Executive’s Leadership Team, you will contribute to the wider development and operation of the Council’s strategic direction.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can lead our Fire & Rescue Service to support the outcomes of our West Sussex Plan. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, we are seeking a Chief Fire Officer to take full operational responsibility to ensure that our Fire & Rescue Service fully discharges its statutory obligations and duties in line with the Fire and Rescue National Framework and the needs of the people and communities of West Sussex.

You will be given the autonomy needed to transform our Fire & Rescue Services to provide the best outcomes for our residents. Working with our emergency services partnerships you will shape and develop opportunities within and across our partnership borders.   Fire service experience would be helpful, it is not essential for this leadership role.  What will be key is a strong focus on outcomes, with the ability to drive performance in a large operational business.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, our advising consultants, Peter Buffoni (07964 877 654) or Adam Davidson (0207 426 3964) at GatenbySanderson will be pleased to talk to you.

Additional information about the role can be found at

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