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Station Manager Opportunities - CFRS0104

Job Details

Job Reference: CFRS0104

Date posted: 05/09/2023

Application closing date:  24/09/2023

Interview date:  03/10/2023, 04/10/2023 and 05/10/2023



Station Manager Opportunities - CFRS0104

It has never been a more exciting time to consider your future with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

Our service is passionate about the communities we serve and dedicated to developing our workforce - if you're looking to progress in an inclusive, supportive, and dynamic fire service, we would like to hear from you.

Following a significant period of change, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are at the beginning of our journey as we have moved from the governance of the County Council and to the Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner. This exciting opportunity brings with it the chance to innovate, integrate, and do things differently, and we are looking for individuals who are focussed on demonstrating outstanding leadership in a trusted and professional service.

At a time of ongoing reform of public services, it has never been more important to ensure we have the right people in the right roles, and the successful applicants will be joining an engaging and empowering environment, building on our existing open and inclusive culture to seek continual improvement in performance across the Service. We are dedicated to improving outcomes for communities and driving our services forward to be the very best they can be.

As well as delivering excellent services to communities and building on the reputation of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, being a leader who values compassion, honesty, and integrity is essential for us. You will listen and engage with the teams you lead; recognise exceptional talent and seek opportunities to develop staff; and you will champion a fair, respectful culture, that prioritises staff well-being.

As a service, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and are looking for leaders who will promote and drive forward key EDI strategies across our communities and throughout our teams, leading by personal example, open commitment, and clear action.

Applications are welcome from existing Watch and Station Managers, both from our internal talent and from those looking to progress or move into our service. The application and assessment process is detailed on page 9 and following the completion of the promotion board, the Service will hold a ‘live’ list of individuals who are deemed suitable for temporary or substantive promotion opportunities.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our communities in Cumbria. We actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. As women and ethnic minority employees are currently underrepresented in our management roles, we encourage applications from these groups.

We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments.

We have created the attached Recruitment Pack that details all about the process, our service, and Cumbria. We encourage candidates to read this thoroughly. 

To apply, candidates must:

  • Complete the CFRS application form
  • Attach supporting information (2 A4 pages) to the application form that outlines how they meet each of the essential criteria contained within the Station Manager job description, which is included in the recruitment pack.

All documents should be clearly named and then sent to: 

If you have any queries about the application process, our service, the promotion board, or anything else, please contact our dedicated recruitment team.

Closing date: 12:00pm on Sunday 24th September 2023

CFRS Promotion Board Recruitment Pack
CFRS Application Form