Team: Emergency Planning
Job Family: Providing – CBG6
Salary: £19,554 - £21,166 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time 37 hours per week
Base Location: Priory House, Chicksands
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 8th March 2020
Interview Date: 12th and 13th March 2020
More about the role:
We have an opportunity to join the Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum (BLRF) as an Administrator. This is an excellent opportunity, suitable for either an experienced administrator or someone looking to start off in the world of emergency planning and resilience. The BLRF is a partnership bringing together all the agencies and services that will work together during an emergency in Bedfordshire. This includes the emergency services, local authorities, utility providers and the health sector.
The BLRF works to deliver the statutory duties required by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Ensuring our area is fully prepared in the event of an emergency. It also creates stronger communities through emergency volunteering and strives to protect the vulnerable.
The purpose of the job is to work with all partners to provide the administrative functions for BLRF examples of this include:-
- Organising and administering meetings, task and finish groups and projects as required with the partnership (including attending, minute taking, developing action lists and ensuring actions are complete by their owners on time)
- To organise and administer a programme of training and other events designed by planning leads
- Liaise with officers from partner organisations in a professional manner via email, telephone and face to face to foster and maintain positive partnership relations
This administrative role is critical to the running of the partnership – enabling it to operate as effectively as possible. We are looking for candidates with strong, demonstrable administrative skills, such as:
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Good MS Office skills including extensive use of outlook, including diary management, word and excel.
- Minute taking skills
- Good attention to detail
- Ability to work on your own and take on projects after being provided with a full briefing.
Following appointment to this role you will be required to obtain security clearance.
Join us, and you can benefit from our agile working policy. Although the Office Base will be Priory House in Shefford, this role has the flexibility to be delivered from any location. However, it does require physical attendance at meetings. We’ll provide suitable IT equipment to make flexible working possible. Even better, you will find your greatness by supporting an organisation that assists responding partners in saving lives if the worst ever happens.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: BLRF Administrator Recruitment Pack
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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Mark Conway at Mark.Conway@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or Catherine.Smith@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 4145
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx