We currently have three opportunities

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service – Chief Fire Officer
6 month – maximum 12 month Secondment / Interim Opportunity – from January 2019

  • Application deadline: 9am Thursday 13 December
  • Presentation and interview – Friday 21 December

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, innovative and highly experienced individual to be seconded to North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service on an interim basis to undertake the role of Chief Fire Officer. Role profile – Chief Fire Officer

This is a unique six to 12 month opportunity for a motivated and aspiring individual to support Julia, as new Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner to implement her Local Business Case and the Fire & Rescue Service elements of the ongoing transformation programme – Transform 2020 – and to work towards addressing the financial challenges the organisation faces.

As per the Local Business Case and work being undertaken as part of Transform 2020 we are developing plans to bring together North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police support services to provide greater efficiency and effectiveness and ability to share data, knowledge and understanding. It will be a key requirement of the role for the seconded Chief Fire Officer to work in partnership to ensure the potential benefits of this collaborative work are maximised.

Julia recently commissioned and published an independent report on the current position of NYFRS which is essential reading for anyone interested in this opportunity. The report sets out the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities and provides a baseline assessment of the state of paly as governance was transferred.
Independent report on North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service published

Also essential reading is the Local Business Case prepared to support the case for the transfer of governance.
North Yorkshire Local Business Case – Working Better Together

Application process:

As we require an early January start for our seconded Chief Fire Officer the application process has a quick turnaround time:

  1. Informal conversation about the secondment opportunity with Julia – these can be requested until Tuesday 11 December by emailing Julia’s PA via: Sessions will be booked in on or before Wednesday 12 December.
  2. Application deadline is 9am Thursday 13 December – formal application is by CV and Covering Letter to:
    The Covering Letter must cover the following essential criteria:

a. Confirmation that you hold a Nationally Recognised Gold Command Fire & Rescue Service Operational Qualification
b. Confirmation that, should you be offered the position, your current Chief Fire Officer is content that you are seconded to North Yorkshire from early January
c. Why you are applying for the role
d. How you meet the requirements of the North Yorkshire, Chief Fire Officer role profile – specifically making reference to the three key competency areas below:
i. Deliver, Support & Inspire
ii. Inovative & Open-minded
iii. Collaborative

  1. Invitation to present and interview – Thursday 13 / Friday 14 December
  2. Presentation and interview – Friday 21 December

Terms and Conditions:

The terms and conditions of the opportunity are as follows:

  1. Secondment opportunity, thus you will retain your current employment Terms and Conditions with your existing service
  2. Salary for the secondment will be offered based on a set term i.e. £113,605.50 per annum, 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.

Role profile

Role profile – Chief Fire Officer

To confirm the secondment opportunity is open to both internal and external candidates.

Independent Custody Visitors

icv-imageDo you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

Julia Mulligan, 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.

Julia Mulligan said, “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.

Read the latest press release: Volunteers needed to check on the welfare of police custody detainees – only the compassionate need apply

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion:

Stop and search lay observer scheme

Monitoring the use of Stop and Search requires the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to provide opportunities for members of the public to accompany police officers on patrol when they might deploy stop and search powers.

‘Lay observation’ allows a process of two-way learning to take place, bringing the police closer to the public. In this way, the Lay Observer Scheme will mean:

  • Members of the public are provided with the opportunity to see stop and search in action;
  • The police have the opportunity to demonstrate their use of stop and search;
  • The public has the opportunity to provide feedback to the police based upon their observations.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion:

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