We are seeking an experienced manager to transform our organisation’s approach to safety, operational assurance and the way we learn from events. Working with senior management teams, this role will lead the development of a more proactive safety culture across the Service and embed a black box thinking approach to how we learn from, and improve, what we do, particularly in the delivery of our response to emergencies.
The role will also shape how the Health and Safety and Operational Assurance teams work together to develop a joined up approach to growing a safety and assurance culture across the whole workforce, reviewing processes, identifying key measures of success and celebrating achievements.
The role will ensure that the transformation achieves our Organisational objectives, is aligned with our wider change programme and draws on best practice from other sectors. This role requires someone who is confident identifying key stakeholders and building networks, has a proven track record in cultural change and is flexible in terms of working with teams across multiple locations.
In this role you will be responsible for identifying, recommending and subsequently implementing, opportunities to drive the cultural transformation of Health & Safety, Operational Assurance and learning in DSFRS and helps to deliver our Fire and Rescue Plan.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation and in this role you will need to really get to know and understand our people and to help shape our future.
Applicants should have:
- Proven Leadership skills within a Transformational Managers role demonstrating creativity & innovation
- A sound understanding of the importance of organisational health, safety and wellbeing and a learning culture
- Experience of working collaboratively to develop and deliver change agendas
- High standard of oral and written communication skills and the ability to produce high quality management reports
For further information about this role, please contact Sarah Allen, Head of Organisational Assurance on 07817 957689.
To apply please visit our website www.dsfire.gov.uk and click on the ‘Working for Us’ and ‘Vacancies’ tab.