Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Hindlip Park, Hindlip Hall, Worcester
£100,424 per annum plus pension and car
15 Jan 2021
15 Feb 2021
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Salary:                       £100,424 per annum plus pension and car

Based:                       Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Hindlip Park, Worcester, WR3 8SP

Closing date:           5th February 2021 at 12:00 noon

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is a forward thinking and dynamic organisation, set across 27 locations stretching east to west from the Cotswolds to the mid-Wales border, and from the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve in the north, to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the south – with the Malvern Hills AONB right at the heart of the two counties.

Our Mission is that ‘as one professional team, we will work hard every day to deliver a high-quality, sustainable service to our communities’ and that together we will make a difference by improving lives, helping to secure resilient communities and ultimately, ‘Saving More Lives’.  We value integrity, trust, honesty, openness and respect to deliver our mission.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Chief Fire Officer who has the drive, enthusiasm and passion required of a strategic leader in a modern fire and rescue service.

Key role requirements

Based in Worcester, as an integral part of the Senior Management Board, you will work closely with Fire Authority members and colleagues from other partner agencies to drive forward innovation and improvement as well as actively engaging with Police, Ambulance Services and Regional Fire partners. These relationships will be key in ensuring we can continue to deliver a highly effective and efficient service to our communities.

You will have substantial leadership and senior management experience of diverse and complex functions as well as the ability to lead and deliver transformational, innovative and sustainable change.

The post holder will be required to provide a response base which will enable them to undertake their strategic operational command duties from Hindlip Park, Worcester within sixty minutes of notification.

Eligibility to apply

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria at the point of application:

  • Be a current competent UK Local Authority operationally competent Area Commander or role above
  • Be eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions
  • Have had an appraisal in the last 12 months
  • Not have any live formal disciplinary sanctions
  • Not be in a formal capability process
  • Be medically fit to undertake the role

You will also be required to hold a valid full UK driving licence. 

Selection process

The process will consist of:

  • An online application form
  • Online assessment (Trans2)
  • Completion of a written report (details to be confirmed to shortlisted candidates)
  • Technical interview and presentation on the written report
  • Employee Forum panel interview
  • Incident Command Assessment
  • A fitness test
  • A medical assessment
  • Pre-employment checks (including security clearance vetting & Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 3)

Shortlisting will take place following the application stage and candidates will be notified of outcomes by email. 

It is anticipated that the selection process will take place W/C 22nd February 2021.


General information

Full details of the role and selection process can be found in the job description and person specification and candidate guidance document, attached to the bottom of this advert. Please ensure you have read the guidance notes before completing your application. Please also ensure you have completed and attached the 'Application Form Supporting Information_ ACFO_January 2021' word document when requested within the application portal. 

For informal, in confidence discussions on any aspect including awareness of the process prior to the application deadline, please contact Jon Pryce  on 07973 314728 or email

If you have any questions regarding the process or you are experiencing any difficulties with your application, please contact the HR Support team via before the closing date.

HWFRS values equality of opportunity and developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.  We encourage everyone who has the necessary skills and experience to apply.

Supporting documents
ACFO Job Description
Application Form Supporting Information_ ACFO_January 2021
Candidate Guidance Notes

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