T: 028 9266 4221
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is committed to ‘Protecting Our Community’. We are proud to deliver a fire and rescue service and work in partnership with others to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.
We value our people and are committed to the principle of equal treatment for all applicants for employment irrespective of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion or political opinion.
NIFRS invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to apply for the post of Group Commander. Consideration will be given to the ongoing Area, District and Flexi Duty System Reviews prior to filling vacancies and a reserve list will be created for 12 months should any additional vacancies arise. This list will also be used to fill any Assistant Group Commander vacancies if required during the time the reserve list is live.
Group Commanders will perform a vital role supporting Senior Management to deliver against a demanding change agenda in a challenging financial climate. The successful candidates will be experienced professionals in the Fire and Rescue sector who have experience of managing critical operational incidents. They will be confident, innovative and resilient leaders and will be role models of the values of the Fire and Rescue Service. They will have supported and managed change and improvement to service delivery and ensured effective management of teams and resources.
NIFRS may appoint secondments from this recruitment and selection process should these arise during the time the reserve list is live. It should be noted that in order to be appointed to a seconded post the candidates’ substantive role cannot be more than one role below.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 pm on Monday, 28 September 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
All candidates must possess a Level 3 Incident Command assessment prior to appointment.
Please note: the duties and responsibilities of these posts may be subject to change.
Line Managers should inform their staff (including those absent for any reason) of the detail of this Establishment Instruction to ensure that timely communication is achieved.
If you require any assistance/reasonable adjustments during any stage of the selection process due to a disability, please contact the HR Equality, Inclusion and Legal Team at NIFRS Headquarters, Tel: 028 9266 4221, in the first instance or, alternatively, please contact a member of the Resourcing Team directly.