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Watch Commander – Fire Safety

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £50.00 - £55.00 per hour

A Watch Commander will attend and take command of any operational onsite incident, and liaise directly with the onsite tactical command cell. They will directly manage and oversee all areas of conduct, performance management and capability – They will also report directly into a Group Commander.

Core Duties:
* Provide specialist Fire protection advice and guidance to the business, relating to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005.
* Ensure that all watch based fire protection, prevention and operational training requirements across the watch are delivered.
* Promote the development of a positive Fire safety culture within the business, supporting the development and implementation of all fire safety systems and policies.
* To develop, risk assess and facilitate operational training simulations.
* Attend and take command of all operational incidents on site, in order to protect life, property and the environment.
* Manage all aspects of performance management, capability and absence management across the watch.

Leadership Responsibilities:
* Undertake response activity commensurate with all areas of operational risk on site. Attending a range of incident types.
* Take responsibility as an assessor for the overall management of the watches performance, including ensuring that they maintain their respective technical competences in accordance with the competency based maintenance of skills framework.
* Demonstrate clear leadership across the watch, along with supporting and developing staff.
* Maintain an appropriate nationally recognised incident command qualification, in order to ensure that as an incident commander you are able to make safe and rationale operational decisions.
* Maintain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the nationally recognised incident command system, and with that be able to fulfil all other functional roles. Roles including Incident, sector and operations commander.
* Monitor and maintain high standards of staff performance across the whole watch, and conduct discipline and performance reviews.
* Manage and oversee all areas of fire protection, along with taking enforcement action in line with businesses policies, procedures and the regulatory reform fire safety order. (RRO)
* Ensure the maintenance of expected fitness levels in order to meet the standards expected within the fitness process instruction.
* Provide leadership and support to staff to effect necessary cultural change; promote diversity and develop a highly flexible and responsive operational response service.
* Support business emergency planning arrangements and business continuity management arrangements.
* Produce reports as a result of incidents and safety critical risk activity, highlighting areas of best practise and areas that require development or procedural changes.
* Develop, maintain and co-ordinate links with external regulators, government services, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and all other emergency CAT 1 and CAT 2 agencies.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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