I have been with the Fire Service for over 14 years beginning my career in Performance and Planning, which is now better named and known as the Strategic Hub!!!
My career prior to this has spanned both the public and private sector in roles which have predominantly specialised in the performance and the inspection of legal practices for the Legal Services Commission, NHS organisations working for the NHS Counter Fraud and Terrorism Agency; as well as assessing organisations using the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
Since beginning in 2005 I have progressed from a Service Support Officer within the Fire Service to Strategic Enabler for Strategy and Org Intel.
My role as Strategic Enabler for these functions involves working with both teams to provide a leadership focus for organisational governance, risk-based intelligence, planning performance and risk.
As Strategic Enabler I constantly aim to provide a professional voice within the Strategic Enabling Team through supporting, challenging and informing decision making for the Service, in implementing sustainable outcomes for our communities.
The fire service currently provides commissioned services to the National Fire Chiefs Council which delivers support services to this organisation and CFOA through the NFCC Support Hub. Another part of my role provides a 'lead' for our hub, overseeing the effective performance of these services.
Last but by no means least, my role as Clerk to the Fire Authority involves supporting the Authority in delivering their role in providing assurance of services received to local communities. A key element to the success of my role is the development of responsive, supportive and effective working relationships across the organisation, the Authority and externally