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Area Manager

Blue Light



Area Manager Development - £52,194 / Area Manager B - £57,252 (plus 20% FDS allowance) 

Location: Various across Greater Manchester (territorial and functional)

We are inviting applications from individuals interested in future vacancies at Area Manager level in Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services outside London with over 2,100 members of staff (including volunteers) and 41 fire stations. We cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and a culturally diverse population of 2.7 million people.

Our purpose is to save, protect and improve the quality of life of the people in Greater Manchester and we are seeking individuals who can contribute to shaping the direction of the Service whilst providing leadership to key departments, to achieve continuous organisational, service and performance improvement.

You will be an existing substantive Area Manager or Group Manager, with:

•A minimum of 12 months experience as a Group Manager (temporary or permanent)

•A minimum of 12 months experience as a Flexi Duty System Officer (temporary or permanent) within the last two years

•A commitment to provide a permanent base within the County of Greater Manchester


You will have: 

•Experience and demonstrable evidence of successful performance when working at Middle Manager level in more than one department and discipline

•Demonstrable evidence and experience of managing Strategic Partnerships

•Demonstrable experience of leading & delivering change and improvement in a complex organisation

•Maintained and documented competence in Incident Command at the appropriate level (Area Manager or Group Manager)


Existing Group Managers will enter GMFRS as an Area Manager in Development, during this time you will have access to our development pool and to temporary Area Manager vacancies (paid at AM Development pay). Once development areas have been met you will then be validated as competent for a permanent Area Manager position.

Our opportunities will be both varied and exceptionally challenging. You will be working in a fast moving pressurised environment where delivery and results really matter. But more than that, you will be making a real difference, at a strategic level, to the safety of the communities of Greater Manchester.  

Please see link to Job Description.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications for these opportunities is 23:00 Monday 28th May 2018.

For those successfully shortlisted, assessments will be held throughout June.

For further information about GMFRS, please visit our website.

If you would like any further information, please contact a member of the Talent, attraction and retention team on 0161 608 4244.

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 00 pm

28th May 2018

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