National Operational Guidance Programme (NOGP) Policy Co-ordinator

Training Centre in Bedworth
£27,668 =- £30,153 per annum
13 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017
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Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (WFRS) purpose is to protect the community and make Warwickshire a safer place to live.

In order to achieve this we aim to provide operational response when the public needs us most. Our primary purpose is to fight fires and undertake rescues. We also take sensible measures to prevent incidents and protect our community.

Organisational policies and procedures form the foundation of the service we provide to the community. The Operational Policy team are responsible for the introduction, implementation, review and maintenance of organisational policy and procedure. They are also critical in ensuring the organisation meets all its legislative duties along with keeping our staff and the community safe.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

The Role 37 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity exists to play an integral part in shaping the future of operational policy for WFRS. Working as part of the Operational Policy Team, The National Operational Guidance Programme (NOGP) Policy Co-ordinator will be required to provide high quality co-ordination of the review, introduction, alignment and maintenance of service policy and procedures against the National Operational Guidance Programme (NOGP) in order that it meets all legislative requirements at a Strategic, Tactical and an Operational level.

The role may also be required to undertake some Fire Service operational/training- instructor qualifications so that the successful candidate is able to quality-assure operational policy and procedure within the training environment.

Key Requirements

To be successful in this role you will need to have extensive experience in working with an Emergency Service (Blue Light) organisation or similar

Extensive experience of multi-agency partnership work

Educated to degree level

Project Management Qualification such as Prince 2 or equivalent

Substantial experience in planning, organising and co-ordinating to undertake a variety of projects and programmes in order to achieve prioritised delivery of actions

Ability to compile factual, concise and comprehensive written reports, position statements and briefing papers up to Strategic level

Proven communication skills - both verbal and written.  This should include: negotiation and influencing; interpretation; interpersonal skills also an ability to communicate complex information in concise briefing papers; deliver presentations and training.

Proven management experience with demonstrable expertise in respect of analysing problems, identifying or creating new solutions and communicating remedial actions

Proven experience of developing and implementing new policies and procedures

Organisational and time management skills to deliver desired outcomes including tasking and accountability, also an ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks to ensure risk based delivery of work streams under own initiative.

Proficient in use of MS Office suite of programmes; e-mail systems; electronic diaries; internet.

Be prepared to undertake fire specific operational and/or training instructor qualifications.  Where the successful candidate does not have these training will be provided

In addition, an A1 or equivalent Assessor qualification and knowledge or previous experience of a Fire & Rescue or other Emergency Service/Military organisation is desirable, however, relevant fire specific training will be offered to the right candidate.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact Station Commander Scott Moultrie on 07825 078834 or email:

Closing Date: Sunday 13th August 2017

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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