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Head of Assets

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have an exciting opportunity available for a Head of Assets to join our team based in Salisbury with flexibility to work from home/DWFRS Stations/Support Office. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £53,281 - £58,817 per annum (rising by annual increments to £58,817).

What will you be doing as our Head of Assets:

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service that is committed and passionate about changing and saving lives. Our Service is one of the largest combined Fire and Rescue Services in the country and is rated as 'Good' by the HM Inspectorate in terms of our Efficiency, Effectiveness and how well we look after our People.

Our Service offers a wide range of employee benefits and strives to ensure that our employees feel valued and rewarded. For example, we offer a flexi time scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Other benefits include national and local discounts, a variety of family friendly schemes and health & well-being services. There is also an opportunity for many of our roles to work flexibly (including working from home where possible) as long as staff are able to attend their base location and other Service premises when required for key activities and meetings.

We are looking for a Head of Assets in the Service Support Directorate. The role will be based at based at our Headquarters at the Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury.

Responsibilities as our Head of Assets:

Develop and deliver strategies across the Assets department to ensure value for money and future sustainability, working with the senior leaders across the Service to monitor and regularly review performance and strategic direction

Oversee the project management of significant asset-based projects and initiatives, to ensure efficiency and value for money

Provide effective asset management following the principles of the International Standards Organisation's ISO55001 and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors guidance on Public Sector Property Asset Management

Lead procurement activity to ensure appropriate legally compliant practices are in place and followed, with a focus on ensuring value for money

Lead the Service's approach to carbon reduction and greater environmental sustainability, in line with legislation and best practice, to meet current and future needs

The role has a significant travel requirement as teams are across the two counties

What makes you our ideal Head of Assets?

Significant experience within an asset management field at a senior level

Considerable knowledge and experience within public sector procurement

Experience of financial management at a senior level, including capital and revenue budget setting, planning & management and contract management

Experience of leading, overseeing and delivering large projects, including working with multi-disciplinary teams

A degree level qualification or ability to evidence equivalent experience

4 GCSE passes - Grade A*-C / 9-4, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent Level 2 qualification, or higher-level relevant qualification, and be able to provide evidence of this

You must have a full current driving licence

Use of your own vehicle will be required; however, a Service vehicle may be available

Click 'Apply' now to find out more about our Head of Assets position!

Closing date: Tuesday 12th July 2022 (midnight)

Interview date: 28th July 2022

A Basic Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) clearance will be undertaken on the successful individual prior to offer of employment. Any offer of employment will be subject to full pre-employment checks which include identity checks, right to work in the UK, medical and receipt of satisfactory references
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