Station Manager B – Operational Flexi Duty
Various Locations

Location: Various Locations

Closing Date: 13/06/2021

Salary: £45,183 per annum plus 20% Flexi-Duty System allowance

Employment Type: Permanent

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is a high achieving, dynamic and progressive organisation. As part of this recruitment process the Strategic Leadership Team is looking for positive, talented and inspirational individuals who will be able to help shape and lead the organisation in the years to come, ensuring that the level of service offered to the communities of Derbyshire continues to be of the highest standard and represents best value.

The Service is looking to appoint individuals who have proven ability to be inspirational leaders and effective managers. Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant drive and the aspiration to continue to develop both themselves and the organisation. Candidates must also have the ability for creative thinking and be able to demonstrate resilience, courage and tenacity to see through change, whilst ensuring a commitment to inclusion across the organisation and the County.

This opportunity is open to substantive competent Wholetime Watch Managers and existing Wholetime Station Managers looking to transfer.

Applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Outstanding team leader
  • Have a positive attitude to change
  • Able to influence and make decisions
  • Commitment to development of self and others
  • Commitment to Service values
  • Effective performance manager
  • Successful performance when working at Watch / Station Manager managerial level.
  • Commitment to inclusion across their organisation
  • Demonstrable evidence of contributing to delivery of Fire and Rescue service plans
  • All core skills current ‘in-ticket’ date
  • Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Level 4 Certificate

For a substantive position – minimum 2 papers, to include Certificate in Fire Service Operations (mandatory) and one other paper from:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Fire Investigation
  • Level 4 Certificate in Fire Engineering Science
  • Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety
  • Level 4 Certificate in Civil Emergency and Disaster Management*
    *Paper no longer available to be taken but will be accepted if already held

For a temporary promotion, applicants must have the Level 4 Certificate in Fire Service Operations

For substantive promotion candidates must be sector competent in Incident Command at Level 2 or successfully complete a Level 2 Incident command assessment following appointment.

If not already held, successful candidates will be expected to achieve an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) – Level 5 or equivalent.

Additionally, successful applicants will have a thorough understanding of national and local fire service issues and be able to demonstrate the ability to assimilate information and make sound and reasoned decisions.

As this is a demanding role, applicants will need to show a high level of personal resilience and an ability to work under pressure.

Appointable candidates will remain on a hold list until the next process, normally a period of 12 months.

The post holder will be expected to provide operational cover and therefore live, or be located (whilst on duty) within the County boundary of Derbyshire.

Station Managers operate on a flexi duty rota.

We offer flexible working hours, family friendly policies, free car parking, health & wellbeing services, discount scheme and eligibility to join the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.

Guidance on the Pension implications of taking a promotion can be found in the attached guidance document ‘Pensions and Tax – The Annual Allowance – Briefing Note for Candidates’

Successful applicants will have access to a DFRS provided car for business travel and to meet the requirements of the Principal Officers rota arrangements.  

We are committed to equality and fairness at work.  Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities. 

Police security vetting procedures at Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) level 3 plus Security Clearance check (SC) will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.

Operational employees are responsible for their own fitness, health and wellbeing. Fitness will need to be maintained in order for the role to be undertaken safely. Specifically, the fitness requirements must be met as detailed in the DFRS Fitness Policy.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 13 June 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 28 June 2021.


Eligibility and the Selection Process for Progression

Leadership Programme

Pensions and Tax – The Annual Allowance – Briefing Note for Candidates’

‘Pensions and Tax – The Annual Allowance – Briefing Note for Candidates’

IFE Service Procedure

Information for Internal Candidates available on Fireview

Promotion Process

IFE Toolkit


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.