Democratic Support Assistant - Fixed Term

Reading | Up to £25,927 (FTE) plus 5% of salary for outside office hours

Employer: Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Sector/Specialism: Public Sector

Role - Democratic Support Assistant / Administrative Assistant - Fixed term contract until January 2023
Full time 37 hours per week, or part-time hours negotiable
Salary: £22,129 - £25,927 per annum plus 5% salary for outside normal office hours meeting support, Grade 3
Location - Service Headquarters, Calcot, Reading
Excellent annual leave allowance 24 days plus public holidays and flexible working hours (pro-rata annual leave allowance if part-time) Onsite gym and parking facilities

Other information about our benefits can be found here

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work full-time or part-time with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS). Working as Democratic Support Assistant, you will provide business support for Royal Berkshire Fire Authority and its Members.

Do you have administration assistant experience or would like to develop your administration skills working with Elected Councillors, Committee Chairmen and Senior Officers? Are you well organised and have excellent communication skills?

If so, we are seeking a positive, enthusiastic person to join RBFRS on a full-time or part-time basis.

RBFRS provides cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year keeping people safe from fire, road and water incidences across 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, and is made up of 20 elected Councillors from Bracknell-Forest, Slough, Reading, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire and Wokingham Borough Councils.

Working alongside the Democratic Support Lead, you will provide administration support for a number of internal and Committee meetings, responding to enquiries from the public, Councillors and officers. The role will include committee agenda and minute preparation within statutory timescales, and assisting in the delivery of the Member Development action plan.

The role will be varied and will require working outside normal office working hours (on average three times per month).

The successful candidate will be:
• Willing to learn
• A well organised, methodical administrator
• Excellent in supporting the preparation of agenda/minutes/reports
• Able to build professional working relationships with Councillors, Senior Leadership Team and fire service colleagues

In exchange, we will offer support in building your career development. We will provide you with competitive annual leave, flexible working hours and onsite gym facilities.

The successful candidate will be inspired to demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile and our Behaviour Competency Framework as attached.

Application process

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Please see the link to the Job Profile.

For further details about the role, please contact Fayth Rowe, Democratic Support Lead on to arrange an informal discussion.

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

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 5 September 2022

Anticipated start date: 2 October 2022

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Wednesday 14 September 2022

The Behavioural Competency Framework allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service. The behaviours detailed within the job profile will be assessed throughout the selection process.

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