We currently have the following opportunities:

Chief Fire Officer

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Interim opportunity for up to 12 months
Salary: £121,352 – £133,837
Closing date: Monday 28 June, 9am

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, innovative and highly experienced individual to take up the role of Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (NYFRS) on an interim basis, following the retirement of the current postholder.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to bring a new approach to the delivery of fire and rescue services in North Yorkshire that can deliver real and sustainable benefits for the public, shaping and securing the future of the Service.

This is a time of great change for the Service, with the transfer of governance to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in November 2018 and the recent introduction of enable North Yorkshire, a formal collaboration arrangement bringing together support staff of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police. It will be a key requirement of the role for the seconded Chief Fire Officer to work in partnership to ensure the benefits of this collaborative work are maximised.

The Chief Fire Officer will report directly to a newly elected and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC), with dynamic ambitions for the service – and therefore you should communicate well and provide professional guidance to the PFCC as single elected office holder. You will be responsible for implementing a new Integrated Risk Management Plan, known locally as the Risk and Resource Model, so it is important that candidates are able to demonstrate experience of implementing change in a timely manner.

The successful candidate must be committed to driving forward transformation in respect of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) priorities, ensuring that we improve to better reflect and serve the diverse communities of North Yorkshire and the City of York.

The successful candidate will be a great communicator, with the ability to build and maintain strong working partnerships both inside NYFRS and across the partnership landscape. Internally, there are excellent relationships with representative bodies including the local FBU and it is key that the new appointee will be able to continue to develop these.

Applicants must currently operate at competent Assistant Chief Officer level (or local equivalent) or above and display strong evidence of operating at a strategic level within a Fire and Rescue Service. The provision of Incident Command leadership is essential and applicants must currently operate at Gold Commander level or equivalent 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.

Ideally the successful candidate will have the support of their current host organisation to commence in role with immediate effect in July 2021 to allow for a suitable handover period with the outgoing Chief Fire Officer.

The interim role will be offered on a secondment basis for a successful external applicant – or on a temporary promotion basis for a successful applicant currently in NYFRS service.

For more information

If you would like an informal conversation about this opportunity with Philip Allott, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, please email PFCC Executive Support on

To apply

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. Please use the links below to access the relevant documents.

Selection process

Assessments are scheduled to take place between Wednesday 30 June to Friday 02 November 2021 at Alverton Court, Northallerton.

The assessment process will include a presentation and competency-based interview. Details of the presentation topic will be shared with all applicants in advance of the assessment date.

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of the opportunity are as follows:

  1. The secondment opportunity is open to both internal and external candidates.
    For a successful internal candidate, this will be a temporary promotion.
    For a successful external candidate, this will be a secondment opportunity, and you will retain your current employment Terms and Conditions with your existing service
  2. Annual salary for the secondment will be £121,352 – £133,837, including operational allowance.
  3. Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs appropriately incurred while on secondment will be covered, based on consideration of current service location and to be finalised with the successful candidate, with subsistence costs aligned to those claimable by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

For more information

Opportunities for an informal discussion with the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Philip Allott are available until close of business 18 June. In the Commissioner’s absence after this date, approaches to the Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie and Chief Executive Simon Dennis can still be made up until the closing date.

Recruitment pack

Data Modeller (Business Insight enableNY)

Location: Northallerton/ agile home working
Salary: Scale 4/6 , £21,135- £28,725 per annum (against a career progression plan)
Contract: Permanent, Full time 37 hours per week
Closing date: 9am Wednesday 23 June 2021

The main focus of this role will be to support to the Police, Fire and Crime commissioner’s Commissioning and Partnerships team.

The Commissioner has implemented new Criminal Justice Diversionary services to reduce our First Time Entrant and Reoffending rates; data collection and analysis for these services will be the primary focus of the role. This will include scrutinising systems, collating data, preparing output, outcome and trend analysis and working with partners and service providers to ensure information accuracy.

The role of Data Modeller is in the Business Insight Team, part of enableNY. Business Insight is the team which helps drive service improvement, supports HMICFRS activity, leads on understanding current and future demands, and is developing an exciting approach to data analytics. A relatively new team, our work is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a changing operating environment as we seek innovative approaches to improving service delivery.

As part of the Business Insight data team, the post-holder will:

  • Operate within enableNY providing services to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, North Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
  • Respond to Freedom of Information requests.
  • Provide data to a range of external customers in order to meet statutory or other agreed reporting requirements (e.g. Home Office, HMICFRS, partners).
  • Provide data to a range of internal customers in order to inform service improvement, inspection, research and/or analysis products.
  • Assist in the production of reports to support organisational performance monitoring.

There is an expectation that the successful post holder will engage in self-learning, embrace the skills development as set out in the Career Progression Plan (as far as allowed by the timescales) and show a commitment to continuously develop what Business Insight can offer.

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 

Retained (On Call) firefighter recruitment

Retained (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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