Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Award Module 1

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INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

LEVEL 5 AWARD

MODULE 1

M4.01 UNDERSTANDING THE MANAGEMENT ROLE

JULIET BRIGGS

DELIVERY PARTNER MANAGER –

PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM

LEICS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
I am undertaking the Institute of Leadership & Management Level 5 Award as an employee of Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service (LF&RS) in my role as Delivery Partner Manager of the Prince’s Trust Team programme.

The organisation sees the importance of training its staff and particularly middle managers, all of whom have also undertaken seven Getting It Right performance management modules.

The organisation in relation to its purpose and its statekholders

Identify your organisation and describe its purpose

Fire and
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However the very nature of the Fire Service means that a lot of departments are not located in one area (20 fire stations) and certain decisions/budget are devolved to station level so it could be deemed to be de-centralised.
Flat
The fire stations operate a flat structure in that watches consist of a number of fire-fighters who have a Watch Manager who reports to a Station Manager.
Matrix
Within any large organisation teams are set up to manage projects and they operate autonomously until the project is complete. Such recent projects within LF&RS include the Northern and Retained Reviews.
Even though this can be confusing with several types of structure within one organisation it ultimately serves the purpose of meeting the needs of the organisation.
Within LF&RS there are seven different management roles which are attributed to the operational side (support staff managers are aligned accordingly but not attributed with the title):
Senior Managers:

Chief Fire & Rescue Officer Deputy Chief Fire Officer and 2 Assistant Chief Fire Officers Area Managers

Responsible for strategic decisions

Middle Managers:

Group Managers Station Managers

Responsible for making strategic decisions happen Have specialised understanding/knowledge Linch-pin in ensuring information flows up and down

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