Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your enquiry about the role of Recovery Services Lead.

Our History

The Fire Fighters Charity, founded in 1943, is the primary Charity providing support to the fire and rescue service community in times of need. We operate over four sites, Jubilee House in Cumbria, Marine Court in West Sussex, Harcombe House in Devon and the Charity head office in Hampshire. We provide ‘whole person’ health and well-being services including residential rehabilitation focusing on both physical health, mental and emotional well-being, recuperation and community-based social care support. Our beneficiaries include operational and retired members of the fire and rescue service and their dependants.

Our Strategic Plan 2017-20

Following our successful bid for money from the last LIBOR awards, we can increase our capability to support beneficiaries with poor mental health. Increasing support for mental health is a key theme in the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, and we want to establish Harcombe House as a dedicated site to support mental health and social well-being for members of the fire service community. Our aspiration is that the Harcombe House Recovery Centre will support individuals, couples and families, working together to improve mental health and, equally as important – social being. We want to work with beneficiaries to enable coping with everyday stresses as well as enabling our beneficiaries to be able to make a positive contribution to the community – whether that is about returning to operational duties, living better with the experiences of a career in the fire and rescue service, or just simply ‘being in a better place’ as an individual, couple or family.

Our aspiration for Harcombe House extends well beyond this initial funding award, seeking to develop a ‘centre of excellence’, providing research and evidence based support and innovative approaches to improve the health and well-being of the fire community. Whilst existing services at Harcombe House will continue in the main, we are working towards taking our first beneficiaries for this new service in September.

The role of Recovery Services Lead is key to the next step in our development. We are looking for someone with strategic vision, strong communication skills, demonstrable experience of service development and a sound understanding and appreciation of the importance of good mental health and social being in improving the lives of our beneficiaries. You will work with a range of stakeholders to build the services at the Recovery Centre, ensuring that the centre works in harmony with all other beneficiary services.

More information is available below:

Detailed Role Description & Person Specification
Impact Report 2016-17
Strategic Plan 2017-2020
Organisational Chart
If you are interested in applying for the role please complete our application form and a clear statement, of no more than 750 words, of how your skills, experience and personal attributes match those in the person specification.

Thank you once again for your interest, I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully

Dr. Jill Tolfrey
Chief Executive