Our Plan 2023-2026
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Making West Midlands Fire Service a great place to work for the benefit of our communities and our people.

Our People Plan recognises that when our people feel that WMFS is a great place to work, it is our communities who benefit.

How we engage and treat our people is a key focus for the Government and Home Office. ‘People’ is a key area of our national inspection process. We are pleased that we maintained an overall rating of ‘good’ during our most recent inspection, while improving how well we promote values and culture, manage performance and develop our leaders from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’.

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We are committed to working together to make WMFS a great place to work for our people and for the benefit of our community by following our priorities below.

Our Strategic Priorities for People

We will:

  • Recruit, develop and champion talented people, enabling diversity and embracing difference, enabling them to reach their potential.

  • Enable a positive working environment for all our staff and holding all to account for maintaining our core values

  • Enable and develop leaders at all levels by having a clear development and career pathway.

  • Value the contribution of all our people, allowing everybody's voice to be heard.

  • Ensure our people know that their health, safety and wellbeing is important and will be prioritised by themselves and the service.

  • Be uncompromising in our commitment to diversity, inclusion, cohesion and equality, ensuring the service is representative of our community and we have access to the widest talent pool.

  • Create an environment of personal growth and development which will ensure the service can continually adapt and improve.

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