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Location: Fire Service Headquarters
Region: Sefton
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract Full Time
Vacancy Group: Senior Uniformed
Closing Date: 09/07/2018
Date Posted: 08/07/2018
Reference: NRATHVP18


National Resilience Secondment Opportunity


                    National Resilience High Volume Pump Capability Officer

Station Manager ‘B’ Flexi

NFCC National Resilience is looking to second for the position of Fire and Rescue National Resilience HVP Capability Officer. Applications for secondment are invited from persons within the Fire & Rescue Service sector in England and Wales.


The National Resilience programme is an essential part of Government’s arrangements to protect the national infrastructure in the event of catastrophic incidents. Within the Fire and Rescue Service the Government has invested over £200 million on vehicles, equipment, training and procedures to provide the best possible response capability. This includes equipment to deal with mass decontamination, urban search and rescue, high volume pumping, and command and control. A group of Capability Officers, Capability Advisers and Capability Leads comprise the team which supports the National Resilience programme and is governed by the Lead Authority for National Resilience, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.

The Role

The role will appeal to a dynamic, self-motivated and innovative individual willing to play an influential role in providing effective National Resilience HVP Capability assurance, co-ordination and management. The role requires the individual to undertake a variety of HVP Capability specific work and other cross capability National Resilience work as directed.

The successful applicant will represent the National Resilience Assurance Team at meetings, seminars and conferences and provide operational cover on a rota based system. They will be required to act in an advisory capacity as detailed in the National Co-ordination and Advisory Framework (NCAF).

The responsibilities will be as varied as they are challenging. National Resilience is committed to appointing on merit, seeking candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and taking full account of equal opportunities.

We would be looking for the successful candidate to start their secondment on 29th October 2018, or an earlier mutually agreed date.


Applications are invited from candidates who wish to join the National Resilience Team on secondment initially to 31st March 2019 and subject to continued Home Office funding  there is a likelihood that there will be a further secondment extension beyond this date.

You must seek prior approval from your Chief Fire Officer/Employer to be released on secondment.

To apply please complete an online application form, go to / careers / all current vacancies

For further information or an informal discussion about the role or secondment opportunity then please contact Richard Gordon, National Resilience HVP Capability Adviser tel: 07769 217071

Please note we cannot consider CVs.

Only online applications will be considered.

Closing date for all applications is 7th September 2018 at midnight.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th September 2018.

The venue for the interviews will be at a location within Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.


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