Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service - Middle Manager vacancies

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has the ambition to deliver the best possible services to our communities across Cumbria. 

The service has embarked on a cultural journey of change to support this and applications are now being invited for a number of current and future substantive Station and Group Manager vacancies across the service area throughout 2019/20 and into 2020/21

To be eligible to apply, candidates must:

Station Manager vacancies:

Hold the role of competent Watch Manager

Group Manager vacancies:

Hold the role of competent Station Manager

We welcome applications from competent Station and Group Managers who share this ambition to lead on cultural change and who can demonstrate a positive attitude to do more for our communities, who are looking for promotion or a transfer opportunity.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is a County Council service that provides prevention, protection and response services to a wide and diverse range of communities. Cumbria is a fantastic place to live and work but also has a significant range of challenges including rurality, infrastructure and natural weather. 

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service can offer satisfying and varied career opportunities. We are looking for managers who have high levels of resilience, excellent interpersonal skills and who can demonstrate strong team working. Successful candidates will need an understanding of the issues facing the Fire and Rescue Service and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Both Station Managers and Group Managers will be working the Flexi Duty System.

Group Manger and Station Manager working arrangements (PDF 1.1MB)

As a Middle Manager, you will need to demonstrate operational excellence, personal accountability and a commitment to your own development. Furthermore you will have a flexible approach and demonstrate the personal qualities, attitude and 'One Team' ethos expected for all staff working for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

All applicants are expected to complete the Cumbria County Council application form.

We are asking that applicants demonstrate how they meet the criteria outlined within the post specification.

Candidates are also required to provide evidence against the "Leading the Function" level of the NFCC Leadership Framework Quadrants:

  1. Personal Impact;
  2. Outstanding Leadership;
  3. Service Delivery;
  4. Organisational Effectiveness.

Candidates are encouraged to utilise the NFCC Leadership Framework to get specific information for the required criteria.

To apply for these exciting opportunities, please visit the Middle and Strategic Manager Job profile

Application closing date: 

Applications close on 7 October 2019


Interviews will take place on week commencing 28 October 2019

For any queries and support with your application form, please email: