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The Role

Station Officer Transferee

London Fire Brigade (LFB) are now offering the opportunity for operationally substantive and competent Watch Managers B/Station Officers to apply for transfers to LFB.

The role

You will be responsible for the running of a watch on a multi-appliance station. You will lead your team in the delivery of all station-based targets (Home fire safety visits etc.). You will support and develop your team, including apprentices and always ensure their wellbeing. You will lead the initial response to incidents, you may monitor at 4 pump incidents. For larger incidents you will be expected to work as part of the command team all the time ensuring the welfare of your crews.

If you hold specialist skills and qualifications (e.g. Fire Safety) then we may offer postings into these specialist teams, as inspecting officers for example. Please highlight this in your application.


The post holder will always ensure that they role model the Brigade’s Leadership Behavioural Framework and will hold others to account in doing the same. It is expected that behaviour always embodies the Brigades framework of Accountability, Compassion, and Togetherness. More information is available in the attached LFB behaviours document.

The Leadership Behavioural Framework supports the Core Code of Ethics which apply to every member of the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in the UK. The Core Code sets out five ethical principles which provide a basis for promoting good behaviour and challenging inappropriate behaviour in the delivery of services to the public and against which the post holder will always champion. The five principles are:

• Putting our communities first
- We put the interests of the public, the community, and service users first.

• Integrity
- We act with integrity including being open, honest, and consistent in everything that we do.

• Dignity and respect
- We treat people with dignity and respect, making decisions objectively based on evidence, without discrimination or bias.

• Leadership
- We are all positive role models, always demonstrating flexible and resilient leadership. We are all accountable for everything we do and challenge all behaviour that falls short of the highest standards.

• Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
- We continually recognise and promote the value of EDI, both within the FRS and the wider communities in which we serve. We stand against all forms of discrimination, create equal opportunities, promote equality, foster good relations, and celebrate difference.

Equality and Diversity

The London Fire Brigade is driven by a strong sense of purpose; we are trusted to serve and protect London. As such the Brigade has set an ambitious diversity and inclusion strategy (Togetherness Strategy) which aims to build an organisation which represents the people that we serve, and where every member of staff can bring their whole self to work. Station Officers should always promote a culture of fairness and inclusivity. More information is available in the attached Togetherness Strategy document.


Eligibility to apply

• You must be a wholetime operational, substantive and competent Watch Manager B/Station Officer (with a whole time contract) in a UK local authority fire and rescue service who is competent in all elements of the role map including Unit 7 (WM7 – Lead and support people to resolve operational incidents). Please note this is for substantive transfers only and is not a promotional process

• Have no current/outstanding development action plans or capability issues related to competency

• We cannot accept applications from on-call Watch Managers B currently undertaking a temporary, casual or zero-hour wholetime contract (or contract to that effect)

• Applicants must hold a full UK manual driving licence

Assessment Overview

Stage 1

• Application form and expression of interest form

Application closing date 4 pm on Monday 30th May 2022.

Stage 2

Assessment elements

• A Knowledge Test (Pass mark 75% or above) Bibliography for the Knowledge Test attached. Please send an email to to request the policies. We advise candidates to begin studying for the test now. Please note that the Knowledge test is pass/fail.

• Interview based on the LFB behaviours (a score of at least 70%)

• Diversity & Inclusion Exercise (a score of at least 75%)

You must pass all the above assessment elements to be successful.

Stage 2 is scheduled to take place from w/c 13 June 2022.

Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment dates, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements. Therefore, please state in your application form all unavailable dates with the next few months to attend the assessment stages.

Offers & Postings

Successful candidates will be made one offer; consideration of their home address and knowledge of preference to work in a certain area will be taken into account. Should an individual decline an offer they will not get a further offer in the current round, but they could carry the score forward to the next round if they wish or start again if they think they could better their score. In any given round the number of vacancies will determine the amount of promotions offered in the first instance. The remaining successful candidates will be placed on a panel (waiting list) until such time that further vacancies become available.

Additional Information

In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a basic criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory. Successful candidates should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to get a copy of their criminal record and share the original disclosure certificate with the LFC. The check will only show convictions that are not ‘spent’. It will cost the successful candidates £23 (current charge) and usually takes up to 14 days.

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.