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Strathclyde Fire & Rescue

Group Commander B Control

Group Commander B (Control)Operations Support Centre, JohnstoneSalary: 39,788 - 44.108

Applications are invited from suitably qualified staff to fulfil the role of managing our Operations Support Centre; the post is graded as a Group Commander B (C) and will be based at our Operations Support Centre Complex in Johnstone.

This position will be temporary until 31st March 2013 or until the new Scottish Fire & Rescue Service structure is implemented. For your information, it will be recommended to the new Service that where the post continues in the new structure, and if the appointment was made within a competitive selection exercise, the post holder should be substantively appointed at that time.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of Operations Control ensuring that we maintain an effective emergency call handling and dispatch function with the prompt mobilising of appropriate resources and officers. Where circumstances dictate, they may be required to take personal command of these functions.

Applicants should be able to communicate with technical experts, on a basic level, to maintain their understanding of the Command Control and Mobilising system functions and availability. They will be expected to create strong links with our ICT section as we move forward in the procurement of our new mobilising system.

Previous experience of managing projects is desirable as project management on varying levels is a frequent requirement of this post.

Whilst the long term management of the Resource Planning and Central Staffing function will be subject to review, this remit currently falls within the managerial scope of this post. Applicants should therefore be able to demonstrate an understanding of the management of the 5 Group Duty System and that of managing the availability of Flexi Duty Officers.

Liaison with senior managers, both internally and externally, is a key feature of the post and applicants should be able to demonstrate that they are capable of communicating clearly in both verbal and written form.

This post is extremely demanding and requires an individual who is capable of assimilating information and acting quickly within high pressure situations.

This post has been determined as politically restricted in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (As amended).

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. In addition we are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him / herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum requirements for the post.

If you would like to apply in a different format or language, please phone Natalie McNicol on 01698 402382 or e-mail natalie.mcnicol@strathclydefire.org

To apply for this vacancy please use this link Group Commander B Control

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 27 November 2011.

To apply for this vacancy please use this link Group Commander B Control.

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