Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are excited to announce that from Monday 3 April 2023, we will be recruiting via our brand-new Direct Entry scheme – the National Fire Chief Council (NFCC) Direct Entry Station Manager Programme – for the role of Station Manager.

This is an exciting opportunity for exceptional leaders with passion and experience (from both within and outside of the Fire Service) to apply for this newly launched programme.

Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Callum Faint, said: “We are proud to be one of seven Fire and Rescue Services participating in this sector-leading scheme.

“It is to be both additional and complementary to our existing progression routes within the Service and will complement our existing hard working and talented teams.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the successful applicant who will be joining us later in the year.”

The successful candidate will be supported through an exciting and intensive 36-month development programme, enjoying a rewarding career with colleagues who put the interests of the public and their community first.

Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Judi Beresford, said: “We are keen to hear from a range of applicants with different backgrounds to apply for our brand-new Direct Entry scheme.

“This is a nationally designed and quality-assured scheme which we hope will encourage individuals from across varied sectors to consider a career with the Fire Service.”

More information is available on the NFCC website here where you can view the role description and application details.




Notes to Editors:
Interviews can be arranged through prior arrangement with Corporate Communications on the details below.

About the Service

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service provides emergency response, prevention and protection services from 20 stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its headquarters is based in Birstall, Leicester.

During 2021/22, we attended a total of 8,259 emergency incidents, including 1,968 fires and 707 road traffic collisions. A total of 12,938 Home Safety Checks were completed and we fitted 3,546 smoke alarms. 233 schools were visited as part of the Service’s schools programme, delivering fire and road safety education to 6,724 pupils.

The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents attended.


Isobel Hall, Corporate Communications Manager

Direct: 0116 210 5756


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