Job Description and Person Specification for the role of a firefighter consultation

The NFCC Recruitment project team has launched the consultation for the Job Description and Person Specification for the role of a firefighter, which will run until Thursday 9 December 2021.

The Recruitment project aims to address some of the key problems relating to recruitment and selection, as well as defining the role of a modern firefighter. National good practice will enhance the ability of a fire and rescue service to achieve greater consistency across these areas.

This consultation includes a Job Description and Person Specification for the core role of a firefighter, as well as information regarding service-specific duties and guidance as to how these might be dealt with where appropriate

Becky Chilton, Senior Project Manager in the NFCC’s People Programme, said: “Your responses to this consultation will help the NFCC to define the role of a modern firefighter to help drive consistency at a national level.

“Work is underway to deliver a hub of good practice, to include templates, case studies, guidance and tools to assist throughout the whole of the recruitment journey.”

This consultation is open to all fire and rescue service staff as well as other stakeholders who may be interested in shaping this document.

Responses to this consultation are important as they will enable the NFCC to deliver a quality product endorsed by the fire and rescue service sector.

The consultation can be found here.


The NFCC Talent Management Toolkit consultation is now live

The NFCC Talent Management Toolkit consultation is now live and will close on Friday 10 December 2021.

The toolkit, which has been produced by the Leadership project team under the NFCC People Programme, comprises a number of resources covering the following areas in relation to Talent Management:

  • Introduction to Talent Management,
  • Attract
  • Identify, including succession planning
  • Develop
  • Engage
  • Retain
  • Deploy
  • Evaluate

The toolkit, as part of the Talent Management Framework, is intended to ensure a consistent approach to identifying and supporting talented individuals within fire and rescue services.

This Talent Management Toolkit will support those who are:

  • Starting to develop a talent management strategy
  • Looking for good practice in a specific talent management area
  • A leader or line manager looking for tools to help support teams at each stage of talent management
  • Looking for support to manage their own career or development.

Although the consultation is targeted at HR/OD specialists, it is open to all members of staff within the fire and rescue sector.

The consultation can be found here.