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Promote a positive culture in the workplace


Our objective:

To have a safe and diverse workforce who we enable to perform well in a supportive culture underpinned by excellent training

Develop and deliver a People Strategy to:

  • Continuously improve the diversity of the workforce to ensure it represents the community at large
  • Ensure strong, effective leadership is in place
  • Set out the routes available in terms of recruitment, retention and progress
  • Promote flexible working, including mixed crewing
  • Develop a new training programme and extend training opportunities so that all our staff have the skills and training they need and remain safe in their work
  • Ensure a safe workforce, support health, safety and well-being
  • Tackle bullying and discrimination
  • Ensure up-to-date information is available in the right place, at the right time and in the right format
  • Ensure a fair and accessible whistle blowing and grievance policy
  • Ensure a succession policy is in place

Develop and deliver a cultural change programme that embeds our values and behaviours through:

  • Recognition
  • Communication
  • Continuous improvement
  • Developing manager self-awareness
  • Recognising the benefits of reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve

As a service we will:

  • Ensure the Service is efficiently staffed
  • Recognise the value of on-call fire-fighters and improve recruitment and retention
  • Explore opportunities, such as a direct entry scheme or internal development, to address recruitment challenges in specific areas of the Service, while ensuring our staff have the right operational skills and competencies
  • Encourage support staff to develop and progress
  • Involve, consult and inform our staff so they understand how they can contribute to our Service


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police

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