Academic literature review of direct entry into the UK fire and rescue service

Hill, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-2938-8825 and Myers, J., 2020. Academic literature review of direct entry into the UK fire and rescue service. Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University.

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The National Fire Chiefs Council commissioned a literature review to provide an evidence base to inform the development of an options appraisal paper in their consideration of the development of a direct entry (DE) route to strategic leadership roles with the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). This report summarises the methods, review, findings and summary of the academic and grey literature relating to the consideration of developing a centrally coordinated DE pathway.

The literature review has drawn predominantly from critical occupations such as policing, health, military and other risk-based occupations. It has drawn from research from both within the UK and international contexts. The review includes relevant topic areas such as the review of current DE pathways within the UK FRS, the DE pathways in other risk-critical occupations such as policing, nursing and midwifery. Findings from summarising the review suggest the following areas should be considered in the scoping of the possible:

•Talent Management
• Cultural and Credibility Gaps
• Motivation
• Standards, Ethical Leadership and Management of High-Risk Occupations (Critical Incident Management)
• Definitions of Success

Recommendations have then been developed from this literature base in order to inform the next stages of consideration. These are displayed at the end of the report and also below, for references purposes. We commend this report to you to help inform the scope and range of those considerations.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Commissioning body: National Fire Chiefs Council
Creators: Hill, R. and Myers, J.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Place of Publication: Nottingham
Date: 16 November 2020
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 18 Feb 2021 12:07
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:06

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