Station Commander

6 days left

Various locations across Herefordshire and Worcestershire
£40,964 - £45,183 per annum
28 May 2021
18 Jun 2021
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Salary:           Station Commander in line with NJC Grey Book pay scales + 20% flexi duty allowance where applicable

Location:      Various locations across the HWFRS boundary

Contract:      Full time, permanent plus pension and benefits

Closing date:  18th June at 12:00 noon

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) is pleased to invite applications for the role of Station Commander. HWFRS is a forward thinking and dynamic organisation looking for talented, positive and inspirational individuals to join our team across 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 stations are crewed by a mix of Wholetime and On-Call Firefighters, supported by Fire Control staff and Support Staff.  We attend just over 6,500 incidents each year – more than 125 incidents every week – including property and countryside fires, RTCs and water and animal rescues, sometimes assisted by our USAR colleagues.

Eligibility to apply

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

  • Be a competent UK Local Authority Wholetime or On Call Watch 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 driving licence and be eligible to drive in the UK.   

Depending on your Station Commander role, you may be assigned to the flexible duty system, as outlined in grey book. In these circumstances you must be able to provide a response base for the performance of standby / call-out duties. This base must be within the geographical area of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Selection process

Applicants will complete an online application form, a statement against the person specification and provide evidence against the Leadership Framework.

Shortlisted applicants will attend selection stages comprising of a roleplay exercise, a briefing exercise and interview.

Pre-employment checks will also be required including security clearance vetting (Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 2 Abbreviated). Successful candidates will be required to attend a conversion course training programme.

Full details of the role and selection process can be found in the job description and person specification and candidate guidance document.

Awareness Sessions

To assist potential candidates, a number of virtual awareness sessions are being held online on the following occasions:

  • Tuesday 1st June at 1900 hours
  • Thursday 3rd June at 1500 hours

If you are interested in attending one of these virtual sessions, please email with your preferred session and you will be sent a Microsoft Teams meeting invitation link, as well as guidance on how to login.


General information


For informal, in confidence discussions in relation to the vacancy, please contact Group Commander Lee Watson on 07827 990401 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
Candidate Guidance Notes
SC Job Description
Application Form Supporting Information_ SC_May 2021

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