Administrative Assistant (Fire Safety)

Website bedsfire Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Starting salary £25,545 per annum rising to £27,334 per annum

Job reference: REQ000295

Closing date: 28.07.2024

Job description



We are looking for an efficient Administrative Assistant (Fire Safety) to join our busy support team in the Protection department.

About the Role

As an Administrative Assistant, you will support all members of the Protection department in delivering their individual and specialised roles. You will play a key part in the day-to-day running of the department, which includes:

Forward planning and bookings

Addressing issues as they arise through face-to-face, telephone, or email interactions

Ensuring necessary resources are available or distributed

Maintaining accurate records

You will regularly extract data from computer systems and spreadsheets to provide information for management reports on Protection activity data. This includes Home Office statistics, inspecting officer performance, forecasts, and Freedom of Information requests. Additionally, you will need to prioritise and review your workload regularly to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

About You

You will have:

Basic literacy and numeracy skills, equivalent to GCSE grade 4 or above

In-depth experience in administrative work, including maintaining electronic and paper records

In-depth experience in using IT systems such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Good organisational skills with the ability to use your own initiative

Ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

If you are an experienced administrator and are ready to contribute to our team, apply now.

For more details on the essential criteria required for the role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

How to apply

If this role is of interest, please visit our website for further information and to make a formal application. We ask that you include your full career history and reference your skills and experience in line with the job description and person specification within your application and supporting statement.

The selection process will take place on Thursday 8 August 2024

Why work with us

We recognise that you are looking for more than just a career. To promote a positive work/life balance, we provide the following benefits:

Hybrid working patterns

Flexi-time scheme including flexible start and finish times, variable lunch breaks, and flexi-leave days

Local Government Pension Scheme

Holiday allowance of 25 days* (plus public holidays) on joining; increasing to 30 days* after 5 years’ service and 32 days after 10 years’ service (*pro rata if part-time or irregular working pattern)

Paid training and development opportunities

Free access to onsite gym facilities

Free onsite parking

Instant access to the ‘Lifestyle Savings’ platform, which includes a range of discount cards from well-known and independent retailers

Eligible to sign up for the ‘Blue Light Card’ with access to thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street.

This is a public-facing role and it is essential to have the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2023. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act.

The appointment will be made subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance at the level required for the role.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children, and Young People, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

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