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Head of Assets and Sustainability

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Location
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Ripley
Reference
JOB/24/00553
Salary details
£50,512 - £55,238 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Hours
37 hours per week
Closing Date
03 March 2024

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY USING THE DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE, PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW.

Agile working arrangements can be discussed with the successful candidate. 

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) provides a wide range of services to the people who live, work and visit our county.  Covering over 1,000 square miles, including both urban and rural communities with a population of approximately 1,060,000, including parts of the National Forest and the Peak District National Park. We employ over 900 people and with 31 strategically placed fire stations located across the county, we're always ready to respond, protect, and educate.

 The Head of Assets and Sustainability is a newly created role within DFRS and presents an exciting opportunity to work directly to the Area Manager Service Delivery Support and the Services Strategic Leadership Team.  The postholder will lead the Services approach to asset management and sustainability, including the design and delivery of strategies and improvement programmes. Ensuring the Service maintains compliance against legislation will also be a priority for the postholder.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To show a commitment to sustainability and responsible asset management. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment while delivering exceptional value for money.
  • To lead on the design and delivery of the Service’s Asset Management and Environmental Strategies.
  • Lead and plan the delivery of the Services major improvements programme including oversight of project budgets and the specification, design, tendering and negotiation of a wide range of contracts and managing the maintenance and improvement of the Service’s assets.
  • Take a lead role in ensuring contractual scrutiny and by acting as the duty holder to ensure compliance against legislation whilst supporting the delivery of ongoing health and safety related compliance.
  • To support the development of and champion the Service’s Environmental Strategy and help identify and secure external funding opportunities.
  • Qualifications
  • Appropriate professional qualification (at fully qualified level) in property management, e.g. Degree and membership of professional body, i.e. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of British Architects or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing management and personal development. 

Please see the attached Job description and Person Specification for full details of the role. 

There will be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided. 

The normal working week is 37 hours however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours.  

In return we offer; 

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 28 days, increasing to 33 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Free, secure on-site car parking.
  • Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations.
  • Employee discount scheme (Boost).
  • Employee support networks.
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).
  • Occupational Sick Pay subject to length of service, increasing up to 6 months’ full & 6 months’ half after 5 years’ service.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Salary sacrifice AVCs offering highly beneficial tax advantages.
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contritions.
  • Eligibility to join Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) offering highly beneficial tax advantages. 

Please be advised that we are currently in the process of introducing a new Job Evaluation scheme, as a result of this all Support roles will be re-evaluated. 

Guidance on the Pension implications of taking a promotion are attached, ‘Pensions and Tax – The Annual Allowance – Briefing Note for Candidates’ 

We are committed to equality and fairness at work.  Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this, and all staff are expected to share this commitment. 

Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK. 

To apply please visit:

 https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/derbyshirefire/Job/JobDetail?JobId=806 

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 3 March 2024. 

For an informal chat regarding the role please contact Area Manager Lee Smith on 07879 668394 or lsmith@derbys-fire.gov.uk.  

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.