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Deputy Chief Officer

Outstanding Strategic, Tactical and Advisory Leadership Role

Our client, the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is responsible for protecting the community from the effects of fire, road crashes, chemical incidents and other emergencies. Employing approximately 1,300 operational and corporate professionals, the MFS currently operates 37 fire stations, including 20 across metropolitan Adelaide and 17 in regional areas across the Yorke Peninsula and Mid North, Far North and Eyre Peninsula, Riverland and Limestone Coast.

The critically important role of Deputy Chief Officer is now available to a highly accomplished senior executive with proven ability to lead in emergency management and emergency services situations, preferably with a background in firefighting.

In supporting a key MFS objective of being a world-class fire service characterised by innovation, connectivity and inclusivity, the Deputy Chief Officer will carry responsibility for providing sound and complex advice on policy, firefighting operations, operational issues, processes and governance; and will lead the strategic, tactical and targeted advisory functions, working closely with the Chief Officer and a variety of stakeholders – including the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, the SAFECOM Board, other key emergency service providers, the United Firefighters Union and state, national and international bodies.

We seek a person with outstanding interpersonal communication skills in speech and writing and with the necessary background to deal with corporate leadership issues around strategy and policy in particular, preferably supported by appropriate tertiary qualifications.

The Deputy Chief Officer will generate new paradigms to drive business reform, consider alternative approaches to doing business and lead equity, diversity and inclusion across the whole of the MFS. An additional key focus is on modernising the service in an industrial organisational climate. This is an exceptional opportunity in a world-class organisation, primed to realise its full potential.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 31 May 2024.

Telephone enquiries to Daryl Stillwell or Nick Stillwell are welcome on (+618) 8212 0999.

To apply, please click the link above and submit your CV and Cover Letter.

Further information regarding the role is available by clicking "View Position Description" found via the listing on our website:

Job Ref: AS000065
Submitted: 03-05-2024 05:03 PM