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South Central Regional Programme Manager

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue
Aylesbury, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme - South Central Regional Programme Manager
Location: Stocklake, Aylesbury
Grade: Group Manager / Scale M Support Staff equivalent
Contract: 24 months Fixed Term Contract (with option to extend)
Hours: 37 hour week - Full time
Benefits: Local Government Pension Scheme / Firefighter Pension Scheme, good annual leave entitlement, employee benefits, Employee Assistance Programme, Occupational Health, free onsite parking, onsite gym facilities.

We are currently recruiting for an Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme - South Central Regional Programme Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to lead on an ambitious mobile communication programme (ESMCP) to replace the current Airwave system across the fire services within the South Central region.

The aim of the ESMCP is to deliver mobile voice and data communications services to the three Emergency Services (3ES) and other public safety bodies. The services to be provided under this programme will replace those delivered under current contract(s), including but not necessarily limited to the Airwave contracts, and will be based upon a thorough review of the anticipated operational requirements, cost effectiveness, technical opportunities and commercial options. The Programme is being led by the Home Office but brings together the Emergency Services in England, Scotland and Wales.

The South Central Fire Region is made up of the Fire Services of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Royal Berkshire. Each Service has a Senior User and a local Project Manager. There is a series of workstream leads distributed across the Services. Each FRS will be required to transition to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) on a rolling programme.

The ESMCP South Central Regional Programme Manager will represent the conduit between the representatives of all the South Central Fire Services, ensuring the timely and effective flow of information between the NFCC Business Change and Assurance Manager (BCAM), the Regional Co-Ordination Managers (RCM) and the FRS leads. The postholder will also liaise with Police and Ambulance colleagues in the region to understand cross Service issues and identify opportunities for collaboration and closer working during the transition.

The Regional Programme Manager will develop an appreciation of each of the regional Service's existing change and mobile working programmes to identify any potential disruption or duplicity that may exist with the ESMCP transition. They will identify partnership solutions with the local project managers to resolve these conflicts and thus increase effectiveness and efficiency with regard current and future mobilisation and data sharing connectivity.

The secondment is expected to end in January 2023, although at that point depending on the status of the programme, the contract will be reviewed with the option to extend for up to a further 12 months.

Closing date: Wednesday 21st October 2020 at midnight

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Equality of Opportunity
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunity employer and applications from people of any colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability are welcomed.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

No agencies please.
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