Dear Applicant,

I am delighted that you are considering employment with The Fire Fighters Charity.

It is an exciting time for our Charity.  Despite the challenges of working through a pandemic, we have successfully completed  the first two years  of our strategic plan for 2020-2025.  Circumstance has enabled us to progress with our transformative change programme, ensuring that we engage with more of our beneficiaries and stakeholders and that our services continue to be fit for purpose, evidence based and even more relevant in this changing and changed world.

We work closely with the UK Fire and Rescue Service, providing high quality support, working in partnership to improve health and wellbeing, supporting   physical, mental, and social health.  Our support is available from the moment of joining the fire and rescue service throughout careers, into retirement and beyond. As key workers our fire services community are subject to many challenges and The Fire Fighters Charity provides a wide range of support to the workforce and their dependants.

Our strategic plan sees the Charity moving forward into proactive support of the UK fire services, delivering health promotion, developing health literacy and preventing poor well-being, actively engaging in digital health support, and developing our evidence base, whilst retaining our longstanding and highly valued face to face support, delivered in our 3 centres, in response to health needs and supporting recovery. Our aspiration is that all our beneficiaries see the Charity as that third space – home – work – Charity. A place of community and where all our people have an emotional relationship – a place to connect and mobilise around their health and wellbeing, maintaining engagement and a lifetime of connection to that third space.

Our income is solely from voluntary donations, and as with all charities, we have been challenged by the pandemic and its impact on our ability to fundraise.  We are a strong organisation; our resilience has seen us through this challenging period and we are well on the way to achieving transformative change.

As part of our transformational change, we are seeking to recruit to many different roles.  If you are someone who likes a challenge, thrives on change and innovation, believes in the ethos and values of our organisation and would like to be part of this transformation, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Jill Tolfrey MSc MCSP
Chief Executive

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