London Fire Brigade is one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world and the busiest in the country. As an organisation we are committed to delivering our services in ways that best suit the needs of our communities. Whilst emergency response is a critical part of what we do, London Fire Brigade proudly acknowledge the effectiveness we have in improving lives through the delivery of our fire safety regulation function.
An opportunity has arisen to join our Fire Safety team as an Administrative Officer in Fire Safety Regulation. In this role you will provide an efficient administrative and support service to the Fire Safety team. The successful candidate will have sharing responsibilities in managing fire safety staff and assigned one of the four admin work streams. Each team delivers a support service to the Fire Safety Regulation inspecting officers, team leaders and managers.
They will provide day to day management and co ordination of each Fire Safety admin support team and provide support to other managers/admin teams when required. We are looking for someone who can be proactive and use their own initiative to provide an efficient service that delivers on time against the department’s work plan. Within this role they will be managing the performance and development of reporting staff, supervising staff within the team with the aim of providing a flexible supportive and efficient unit.
We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate to have:
Experience of leading and managing a diverse team delivering a multi-function support service including their training, development and motivation to specified standards that are understood by all.
Experience of organising, planning and prioritising own work and that of others, meeting deadlines and targets while working flexibly within a team.
Experience of setting up and maintaining detailed administrative processes.
A good understanding of Fire Safety Regulation and how this can support the work of the department and to contribute to the Brigade’s vision (as stated in the attached job description).
This post will be based at London Fire Brigade Headquarters, 169 Union Street, London, SE1. Although the position is based at Union Street you will be expected to attend Area based offices and other locations as necessary.
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 https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/alljobs/ 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.