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Vacancy Details

Location: Fire Service Headquarters
Region: Sefton
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Vacancy Group: Uniformed
Closing Date: 11/19/2018
Date Posted: 10/31/2018
Reference: NRHVP1018


National Resilience HVP 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 2nd January 2019, or an earlier mutually agreed date.

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

To apply for this opportunity, please apply via Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's (MFRS) recruitment site.

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 applications submitted via the MFRS recruitment site will be considered.


Closing date: Midnight 19th November 2018Interviews will be held on 28th November 2018.
The venue for the interviews will be at a location within Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.


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