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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS) and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) are currently looking to appoint Deputy Chief Fire Officers. These vacancies have offered the opportunity for OFRS and RBFRS to further improve collaboration across the services through the recruitment and selection process. Take a look through all the pages as they will highlight detail about the County of Royal Berkshire and Oxfordshire, as well as the roles available.

If you wish to apply for either Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s, Deputy Chief Fire Officer or Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s, Deputy Chief Fire Officer position then please apply here.

Welcome from Councillor Rodney Rose, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Fire and Community Safety

Dear applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the position of Deputy Chief Fire Officer in Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service.

As Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Safety and Fire and Rescue, I am hugely proud of the service we provide and the difference it is making to the lives of people in Oxfordshire.  The Council is committed to delivering “a thriving Oxfordshire for everyone”, and the community safety and fire and rescue service are working as part of this integrated “one council” approach to delivering effective and efficient services to our communities which improve public safety.

The Council is seeking an individual with the capacity, commitment and capability to assist the Chief Fire Officer to drive and deliver transformational change across our organisation. The role of the Deputy Chief Fire Officer is fundamental to the continuing delivery of our 365 alive and corporate vision and will require a transformational leader with a proven record of delivery.

I firmly believe Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to be one of the lowest cost and highest performing fire and rescue services in the country and we are looking to appoint a DCFO, who will ensure our services remain at the highest standard, for years to come.

It is an exciting time to take on the role and the successful candidate will become part of our corporate and service leadership team, working alongside Councillors to deliver a broad range of important outcomes for local communities.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely,

Councillor Rodney Rose
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Fire and Community Safety

Welcome from Royal Berkshire Fire Authority’s Chairman

Thank you for your interest in the position of Deputy Chief Fire Officer Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

As Chairman of Royal Berkshire Fire Authority, I am hugely proud of the service we provide and the difference it is making to the lives of people in Berkshire. The Fire Authority is committed to ‘enabling people to lead safe and fulfilling lives’ and the Authority is seeking an individual of the highest calibre to assist the Chief Fire Officer in the implementation of our policy agenda – Vision 2019.

In Berkshire, we are working hard to ensure our service continues to be of the utmost standard whilst needing to respond flexibly and innovatively to significant challenges. The role of Deputy Chief Fire Officer is fundamental to the delivery of our Corporate Plan 2015-19 and it will require an exceptional leader, with a proven track record of delivery.

I firmly believe Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to be one of the finest fire and rescue services in the country and we are looking to appoint a DCFO, who will ensure our services are of highest standard, for years to come.

It is an exciting time to take on the role and the successful candidate will become part of our dedicated and highly able team, delivering a broad range of important outcomes for local communities.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely,

Councillor Colin Dudley

Chairman of Royal Berkshire Fire Authority

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