Assessment Centre Administrative Assistant

  • Full Time
  • London

London Fire Brigade

Post: Assessment Centre Administrative Assistant
Salary: £29,007 per annum
Grade: FRS B
Salary range: £29,007 – £34,215 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Application closing date: Thursday 20 June 2024 at 16:00 GMT

Not all lifesavers wear uniforms. From specialist support staff to education and fire prevention, enforcing regulations to answering 999 calls, we’re a diverse, welcoming community – will you join our dynamic Recruitment & Resourcing team?

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is in the early stages of a multi-year transformation journey. This aims of this transformation are to provide the capabilities, capacity, and resiliency to enable LFB to provide the best possible service to London and Londoners.

Are you proactive, enthusiastic, and ready to make a difference? We invite you to become a key player in driving our assessment processes forward. At the LFB, you’ll be part of a dedicated team that facilitates all recruitment activities across the Brigade.

Why Join Us?

*Varied role: from managing a bustling reception to participating in assessment centre role plays (with full training provided), no two days are the same.

*Key responsibilities: be a crucial part of promotion rounds for all levels, up to senior posts. Your confidence and organisational skills will shine as you handle important administrative tasks and paperwork.

*End-to-end involvement: provide high levels of customer service to candidates through their entire journey, from application to onboarding, ensuring a seamless experience.

*Prime location: our office is based in Hammersmith, conveniently located near all transport links. You’ll also have the opportunity to work at the LFB Headquarters in Central London and other locations across London.

What we’re looking for:

*Confidence and enthusiasm: engage with candidates and senior staff alike with assurance and positivity.

*Organisational skills: manage administrative functions efficiently and stay on top of paperwork.

*Resilience and flexibility: thrive in a demanding environment and adapt to the needs of the team.

*Team player: collaborate with an established team to deliver outstanding recruitment processes.

If you’re ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role within one of London’s most vital services, we want to hear from you! Apply today and help shape the future of the LFB.

Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the job description. If you are unable to see the job description, please visit our jobs pages at to access the full advert.

Benefits of working for LFB
• 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
• Option Absence Scheme (which can result in an additional 12 days annual leave for staff at this grade)
• Flexible working including job share
• Welfare Scheme
• Use of Brigade Medical Adviser/physios
• Season ticket loans
• Equality Support Groups
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Opportunity to access affordable accommodation

We value the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across London. The London Fire Commissioner is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Assessment Overview
Stage 1

Online application, CV and evidence to address the selection criteria (sift). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to stage 2.

To apply, please complete the online application, provide evidence to address the selection criteria below. The CV is for information purposes only and will not be marked.

Selection criteria:

1. Experience of working flexibly as part of a team.

2. Experience of organising, planning and prioritising work and ensuring that deadlines are met.

3. The ability to liaise effectively and appropriately with staff at all levels and to ensure good customer care practice.

4. An understanding of the reasons for the need to maintain appropriate confidentiality and security of data and other sensitive material, and how this can be achieved in an office environment.

Please ensure you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un-submitted applications cannot be accepted.

Please note any correspondence received from us will be via e-mail and sent to the address you provide on your application form.

Stage 2

Assessment for this role is due to take place in mid-July 2024. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Additional Information
In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed by successful candidates, which will include a Standard criminal records check. Successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions for offences and any offer of employment is subject to the LFC receiving a criminal records disclosure which it considers satisfactory.

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