We currently have the following opportunities:

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

  • £104,823 – £110,906 inclusive of operational allowance.
  • Closing date: 9am Monday 15th August

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire is looking to appoint an inspirational Deputy Chief Fire Officer who will work closely with our newly appointed Chief Fire Officer and continue the work of modernising the way in which North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service currently operates.

North Yorkshire is one of only four Services under the Commissioner model and in shared governance arrangements with the Police, bringing unique opportunities to drive collaboration and change. The Service has an ambitious programme of transformational change and collaboration already underway, making this an exciting time to join and support with leading the Service. You will be heavily involved in shaping the future delivery of the Service to ensure our communities remain some of the safest in which to live and work. This includes embedding the work of our shared enabling services across Fire, Police and the OPFCC through Enable North Yorkshire.

If you’re the person we’re looking for, you’ll have:

  • The leadership style that motivates and inspires those around you, building confidence, trust and stability amongst the workforce.
  • An authentic and engaging communication style, with the ability to build and maintain strong working partnerships both inside the Service and across the partnership landscape.
  • You will value and not discourage difference, with a passion and commitment to drive forward transformation in respect of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) priorities.
  • You will have the determination and passion to see through your vision for the Service providing clarity to all.
  • You’ll be a strategic thinker, with experience of leading complex transformational change programmes and will thrive on achieving results through teamwork.

Applicants must be persons of significant calibre with proven strategic management experience, at competent Area Manager level or above, display strong evidence of operating at a strategic level within a Fire and Rescue Service, and with the commensurate high level of skills.

The provision of Incident Command leadership is essential and applicants must be capable to operate at Strategic Commander level, and hold an accredited ICL L4 or equivalent qualification to apply. Applicants are also required to evidence relevant academic achievement or to demonstrate equivalent experience.

The role is based in Northallerton but the applicant will be expected to travel across North Yorkshire and the City of York to meet the requirements of the role and the Continuous Duty System. The post holder must be able to respond to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue HQ in Northallerton within 1.5 hours, when undertaking first call on the Strategic Duty Rota.

Familiarisation Events
To learn more about the Chief Fire Officer role at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service please join us for an online familiarisation event on Tuesday 19th July 11am – 1pm. This will be held via MS Teams. If you would like to attend, please email

To apply, candidates should read the full recruitment pack and complete the application form, in which you are required to provide a CV and supporting statement. Terms and Conditions are included within the Recruitment Pack.

Application closing date: 9am Monday 15th August

Selection process
Strengths based assessments are scheduled to take place w/c 12th September 2022 at Head Office, Alverton Court, Northallerton

To apply and for more information

Police Practice Community Review Group – Stop and Search and Use of Force

Lay observers report to the Review groups who report to the Scrutiny panel

If you are interested in local policing and care about the safety and protection of your local community, this could be the volunteering role for you.

In North Yorkshire there are a number of volunteers who help the Commissioner and Chief Constable scrutinise and support local policing, looking into all different elements of policing and this new group requires a cross section of the community to get involved.

The Police Practice Community Review Groups will be focussing on the use of Stop and Search and Use of Force, both issues which have draw local and national attention recently.  As a volunteer you will help review and feedback to the Commissioner and Chief Constable on local policing practices, in turn making sure policing improves in your community and there is greater legitimacy in policing in North Yorkshire.

Volunteers for this group can come from all sections of the community – parents, business people, community representatives, young people and many others too. You should be committed and interested and prepared to attend quarterly meetings, and keen to learn and understand how policing is undertaken, the legislation surrounding policing practice and able to provide clear views and feedback. The review groups will assess and provide feedback on the appropriate use of these powers, identifying good practice and areas for learning, making referrals and recommendations to single county-wide Stop and Search and Use of Force Scrutiny Panel.

The Police Practice Community Review Groups more generally will support the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in building transparency of and public confidence in, how North Yorkshire Police work in local areas, with a specific focus on stop and search and use of force powers.  These are parts of policing which have drawn local and national scrutiny, and the Commissioner is keen to ensure local people have a say in policing practices in their community.

For more information, an informal discussion or to apply:

Independent Custody Visitors

View through cell door spy holeDo you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

North Yorkshire Police Fire & Crime Commissioner, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors,  a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit reports on their visits.

Independent custody visiting is a vital element of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner in ensuring that the police service is open and accountable to the people it serves. The scheme works to Home Office guidelines.

Independent Custody Visitors are an important part of holding policing to account locally.  If you are interested in helping your community and want to volunteer, please consider this unique role.

The Commissioner is currently recruiting volunteers for the Scarborough, area.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion:

Community Support Officer

Often referred to as the eyes and ears of the police on the streets, PCSOs work out in the community, tackling local issues, dealing with anti-social behaviour, engaging with different groups of people and generally supporting police work.

It’s a varied role, and one that requires a genuine interest in helping other people. Community engagement is a big part of the role, so we’re looking for recruits who have a genuine interest in helping other people, and who are good at building relationships.

As a PCSO you will deal with lots of individuals, groups and organisations, so you need great communication skills and the ability to appreciate different perspectives. Come with an open mind!

Find out more and how to apply 

On-call (retained) firefighter recruitment

On-call firefighters are trained firefighters who, rather than being based at a fire station, provide on-call cover from home and/or their place of work. They declare the periods in a week when they are available to respond to emergencies if called upon.

They respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must work and/or live within approximately four minutes travel time from the fire station as they travel from that location to the fire station, where they then travel to the emergency in a fire service vehicle.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

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