Welcome from Cllr David Coupe, Chair

Thank you for your interest in the vacancy of Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive, Cleveland Fire Brigade.

As Chair of the Authority, I am immensely proud of the fantastic achievements made by Cleveland Fire Brigade in delivering first class services to our local communities across Teesside.

Like many organisations we have faced unprecedented financial pressures over a number of years, yet despite this, I can truly say that Cleveland Fire Brigade continues to ‘punch well above its weight’,which has been acknowledged by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services, rating us as ‘Good’ in our last inspection.

And as we navigate through the challenges and opportunities presented by the anticipated changing landscape, I am confident that together we will achieve our vision of being a leading fire and rescue service with a focussed mission of making the communities of Teesside safer and stronger.

Our area is set against a unique backdrop of high hazard industry contrasted with areas of outstanding natural beauty, and our local communities are as diverse as our environment! This is why equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do; we want our people, our services, and our culture to reflect the diverse needs of all.

We are now seeking to appoint to the key leadership post of Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive, who will be responsible for ensuring the Brigade builds upon its proven track record of delivering excellence and high quality services.

The successful candidate must role model our values and ethical behaviours, demonstrate high standards of professionalism and is someone who can foster a culture of inclusivity.

Personal resilience, commitment and integrity will be required to drive forward our ambitious plans through innovative and collaborative ways of working to meet the needs of our communities both now and in the future.

So if you think you have what it takes to lead a first-class organisation, you ‘dare to be different’ and you share our passion for ‘making a difference’ then this opportunity could be right for you!

D Coupe,
Chair Cleveland Fire Authority