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Vacancy Details

Location: Fire Service Headquarters
Region: Sefton
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract Full Time
Vacancy Group: Senior Uniformed
Closing Date: 04/26/2019
Date Posted: 04/10/2019
Reference: NRCAPADV


Fire and Rescue National Resilience Capability Adviser

HVP and Flood Response

Group Manager ‘B’ + 20% Flexible Allowance

National Resilience is looking to second for the position of Fire and Rescue National Resilience HVP and Flood Response Capability Adviser. Applications for secondment are invited from existing specialists within the Fire & Rescue Service sector who are either substantive or competent at Station Manager level or are at temporary Group Manager level.


 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, flooding and command and control. A network of Capability Officers, Capability Advisers and National Strategic Advisers form part of the team to support the National Resilience programme.

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 Capability assurance. The role requires the individual to undertake a variety of Capability specific work as directed and in respect of both HVP and Flood Rescue work streams and reporting to both Home Office and DEFRA as respective Lead Government Departments.

 The successful applicant will represent the National Resilience Assurance Team at meetings, seminars and conferences and provide operational cover on a rota basis 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 3rd June 2019 or a date mutually convenient close to this.


Applications are invited from candidates who wish to join the National Resilience Team on secondment for up to 3 years with a possible extension.


You must seek approval from your Chief Fire Officer/Employer to be released on secondment for up to 3 years.


Please note we cannot consider CVs.

Closing date for all applications is midnight, Friday 26th April 2019.

Interviews & presentation exercise will be held on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at a location in Merseyside FRS.

Full details will be confirmed to successful applicants who are invited for interview.

If you are interested in applying for this role and wish to discuss further then please contact Richard Gordon on 07769 2179071 or



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