Executive Recruitment

Chief Fire Officer

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West Sussex County Council
Chichester, West Sussex
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
9th June
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
9th June 2019
Long List
Tuesday 18th June
Preliminary Interview
w/c 24th June
Short Listing
w/c 1st July
Final Panel
Friday 12th July


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, please call our advising consultant, Olivia Robinson (0113 205 6298) at GatenbySanderson.

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