DN 10/2022 Chief Fire Officer Appointment

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has decided to appoint Jonathan Dyson as Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. This decision has been confirmed by the Police, Fire and Crime Panel for North Yorkshire and York. 

DN 10/2022 Date 25/05/2022 

Background 

On Wednesday 25 May 2022, the Commissioner proposed Jonathan Dyson to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel as her preferred candidate for Chief Fire Officer after a robust recruitment process. 

The Panel confirmed at that meeting their support for Jonathan Dyson as Chief Fire Officer. 

The report of the Panel and the Commissioner’s response are published separately on their respective websites. 

The Commissioner duly appoints Jonathan Dyson as Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, on the terms and conditions advertised. 

Further details of the recruitment process and the reasons for the Commissioner’s decision can be found in the Commissioner’s proposal to the Panel and the accompanying Independent Panel Member Report to the Panel, at Agenda for North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel on Wednesday, 25th May, 2022, 2.00 pm | North Yorkshire County Council 

Decision Record 

The Commissioner has decided to appoint Jonathan Dyson as Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. 

 Zoë Metcalfe 

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire 

 

Statutory Officer Advice 

Legal, Management and Equality Implications 

The Commissioner’s Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, having read this report and having considered such information as has been provided at the time of being asked to express this view, is satisfied that this report does not ask the Commissioner to make a decision which would (or would be likely to) give rise to a contravention of the law.  

The Commissioner’s CEO and Monitoring Officer has advised that the recruitment process was compliant with the law and confirmed to the Panel that he was so satisfied.   

Financial and Commercial 

The Commissioner’s Chief Finance Officer and S151 Officer has advised that the terms of the proposed appointment are affordable within the PFCC FRA budget. 

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