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Reference: 64219

Date Added: 12 January 2018
Closing Date: 19 January 2018

Job Title: Democratic Support Assistant

Working For: Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Location: Reading

Salary: £20,138 - £23,398 per annum plus 5% salary for outside normal office hours meeting support

Job Details

Excellent annual leave allowance of 24 days plus public holidays, Flexible Working Hours, excellent pension scheme and Onsite Gym Facilities.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) provide fire and rescue cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from 18 fire stations across the Royal County of Berkshire. Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) has a legal duty to ensure that an effective fire and rescue service is provided across Berkshire.

RBFA is known as a 'Combined Fire Authority' which means it is made up of 20 elected Councillors from the six Unitary Authorities in Berkshire: Bracknell Forest, Slough Borough, Reading Borough, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

We are seeking a confident and enthusiastic individual to support RBFA. The following position will provide a unique and interesting opportunity to provide governance arrangements for RBFA and RBFRS who are responsible for administering various committees and internal meetings.

This role includes working as part of a small team who will lead on RBFA democratic and decision-making process, ensuring statutory deadlines are met. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate high level IT skills, political awareness and sensitivity with the ability to develop positive relationships with Councillors, Officers and members of the public. We are looking for an individual who will assist in supporting a programme of committee meetings, minute taking, providing advice on procedural issues, agenda preparation and advising on their content and formatting reports. You must be able to manage priorities and deadlines in order to provide an excellent service to our customers.

You need to be educated to GCSE level (English and Maths) grade ‘C’ or equivalent and will be encouraged to undertake professional development through training opportunities.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to equality of opportunity, and is actively seeking a more diverse workforce. If you are disabled and meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 19 January 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Successful candidates will be invited to complete a written test and attend an interview on 29 January 2018.

Application Details

If you are interested in applying for this position, an application form and job profile can be obtained from our website https://www.rbfrs.co.uk/careers/vacancies/democratic-support-assistant/.
For further details about the role, please contact Fayth Rowe, Democratic Support Lead at rowef@rbfrs.co.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

Completed applications should be emailed to hr@rbfrs.co.uk.

Please note we do not accept applications via Agencies or CVs without an accompanying application form.

Website: http://www.rbfrs.co.uk

Additional Notes