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Area Manager vacancy

Vacancy for an Area Manager (Prevention and Protection)

We are a forward-looking organisation that is actively seeking to have the very best and most talented officers. We were delighted to be graded ‘Good’ across the three inspection pillars of Effectiveness, Efficiency and People by HMICFRS. Whilst we are proud of this achievement, there is still work to do to enhance the positive impact our services have on our communities; working with our partners providing value for money across the public sector.

Our Area Managers have a pivotal role in the future growth and development of our Service. They are key to leading our Service through the exciting and challenging times ahead. Our Area Managers are currently based within Prevention and Protection; Community Safety/Operations; Response Development; and Training and Development.

The Area Manager (Prevention and Protection) is a key part of the Community Safety directorate management team and will be directly responsible for the Prevention and Protection functions. The post holder will be expected to support and drive the development of the strategic response to prevention and protection. They will work closely with the Area Manager (Community Safety/Operations) to ensure an integrated approach to the delivery of all community safety activities.

The role will represent the Service at strategic partnerships such as Health and Wellbeing Boards and ensure key matters are fed back into our Group Managers via the directorate management team. Similarly, this will require an understanding of the challenges of delivering business as usual activities within the field of protection and ensuring this dynamic environment is understood, so that we can proactively deliver legislative changes and work arising out of the Building Safety Programme.

We are seeking an exceptional individual who can demonstrate strong personal impacts and is able to grow with the Service. You will be stretched and challenged – so we are looking for individuals who are creative, innovative and an accomplished senior manager. You will contribute to the shape of the Service and will provide the personal drive, strategic leadership and performance management skills that will make a difference.

You will be expected to have delivered transformational work and will understand the importance of change management in a rapidly changing environment. You are expected to be adaptable, as your role will change over time and, importantly, you will be expected to be a team player and a respected leader who motivates teams and brings them with you.

The role will be demanding but rewarding and we are seeking individuals with exceptional judgement, independence of mind, the ability to assimilate complex information and who can provide constructive challenge and fresh thinking. You will bring a track record of personal success in your career to date, combined with resilience and outstanding integrity.

The salary for the role is in accordance with the NJC pay scales for Area Manager B which is currently £59,565 per annum, plus 20% FDS supplement. A 10% locally agreed allowance (of base pay) is also payable for undertaking EFSM1, EFSM4 and EFSM7 and working the Area Manager Duty System. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to complete the strategic incident command qualification and demonstrate competence against EFSM1 as part of their development. There is also a requirement to reside within the Service area in order to provide a standby base that is agreeable to meet the business needs.

For more information about the Service, role, recruitment and selection process, and terms &conditions, please download the AM Recruitment Information Pack. Other relevant attachment is the AM Application Form and Personal Impact Statement.

Please submit completed applications (Application Form and Personal Impact Statement), and any associated queries, to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 17 August 2020. Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 19 August 2020.



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