Essex is a safe and varied county and a great place to live and work.
The Essex Resilience Forum brings a wide variety of agencies together to manage major incidents. As well as planning for emergencies, training and exercising, it also ensures that the county remains as safe as it can be and that we work together to minimise the impact.
We have an opportunity within the Essex Resilience Forum (ERF) for an administrative support officer. Your role would be to provide a responsive, efficient and effective service to the Essex Resilience Forum Team and partnership, adapting to changing and evolving requirements to support the organisational priorities which are to respond, protect and prevent.
To provide administrative support to the Essex Resilience Forum (ERF) and support information sharing across the ERF and with external partners.
To be responsible for the administration of associated committees and boards and provide papers to members as appropriate.
What You Will Be Working On
Working within the Essex Resilience Forum team and reporting to the ERF Manager/Officers, this role will include but is not limited to:
- To provide the full range of administrative support and assistance to the ERF Chair and Co-Chair, ERF Manager the Resilience Officers and the wider Forum in an efficient and effective manner.
- To ensure that high quality information, briefing materials and documents are delivered to agreed deadlines and ensure that papers are provided in a timely manner and comply to agreed formats.
- To develop effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Act as secretariat to ERF Executive Programme Board, Planning Assurance Group and Risk Intelligence Group and to assist with any other meeting and event as required. To include calendar of events and diary management, organising and facilitating meetings, minute taking and administering the electronic and paper filing systems.
What Are We Looking For?
The ideal candidate for this role, will have the experience of working both independently and as part of a busy team, have experience of organising and facilitating events, meetings and diary management, a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and be able to deal with enquiries in a courteous and efficient manner.
You will have a level 2 standard of education (GCSE or equivalent) and it is desirable that you have a qualification related to Emergency Planning management.
The Application Process
Application – Initially you will apply via our website with an attached supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be a maximum of 500 words showing us how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification for the role. This will give us a great understanding of your skills and experience and how well you fit the role.
Interview – If successfully shortlisted, the final part of the recruitment process will be an interview. (Further details will be shared accordingly and in a timely manner)
We review all applications against the criteria detailed in the Vacancy Information Pack, so please do ensure you fully detail how you meet the criteria of the role. We love it when our applicants write thorough and thoughtful responses to the Supporting Statement questions, so don’t be afraid to go into detail. This will ensure we get a good understanding of your skills and experience, and how you meet the requirements of the role.
Our Culture and Benefits
Here at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service we are committed to prioritising and promoting the wellbeing of our employees. Some of our benefits include:
- Flexible working hours
- Remote working opportunities
- Wellbeing and counselling services
- Physiotherapy services
- Affiliation with the Blue Light Card scheme
- Generous annual leave
- Competitive pension scheme
- Career development opportunities
Closing Date – Monday, 6th June 2022
Interview Date – TBC
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Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.
You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.
The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.
We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
This role maybe subject to a standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.