About The Job
Salary: £29,577 - £32,234 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: Chichester, County Hall
Interview Date: 08 November 2021
As part of a small Fire Service Strategic Risk Team you will play a vital role in helping make West Sussex a safer place to live, work and visit. Your role is key in shaping the Risk Management process within West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service as well the future strategic plans and decisions.
You will be working closely with the WSCC Intelligence and Performance Team, to assist in the identification, analysis and evaluation of risk information from numerous sources.
Working with relevant departments you will analyse trends identified in Community Risk Data to inform the development of Local Risk Management Plans.
Using a range of data sources such as demographic data, risk information, and past incident data you will identify trends, help decision making and objective setting.
You will be responsible for designing and carrying out complex analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, using appropriate sources of information and relevant tools and techniques available.
You will also be proactively identifying future threats and opportunities by local and national horizon scanning, contributing to Issue Log and Risk Register entries, submissions and risk assessments.
You will supervise appropriate data collection exercises, analyse, interpret and present information of current and future risks to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and those who live, work and visit West Sussex, assisting with the development of the Community Risk Management plan.
You will support the Strategic Risk Team in examining and assessing the impact of change for example, assessing the impact of a new housing development on the Service in terms of Operational Need and Risk to the Community.
Working closely with the Strategic Risk Manager you will assist in the development, and delivery of Organisational Risk Management courses.
Experience and Skills
- Demonstrable practical experience in analysing, interrogating, and interpreting a wide range of highly complex information from a variety of sources and agencies. To include both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Ability to undertake specific projects, from designing collection of data to production of final report, meeting business requirements and working to agreed deadlines.
- Highly computer literate with sound and accurate IT skills in order to manipulate complex data and produce reports using a variety of software.
- Ability to use own initiative, organising own workload in order to meet business needs. Using initiative to independently respond to unanticipated problems or situations with advice and guidance from senior manager regarding serious problems.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present analysis and findings clearly, concisely, and accurately to a range of audiences in ways that promote understanding.
- Develop and maintain effective lines of communication and good working relationships with both internal and external clients and other departments.
- Sound problem solving skills with the ability to analyse complex issues and risks making logical and rational decisions based on all information available
- Relevant qualification or experience demonstrating that level of applied knowledge in data analysis.
- Demonstrable evidence of organising and handling large amounts of data and of producing high quality reports in order to inform business decision making.
- Experience of Fire Service operations and issues at national, regional, local levels.
- Experience of Risk Management within the public sector.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
Aside from 26 days annual leave, you will also have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CPP00418.
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Simon Foster (Strategic Manager, Risk) at .
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to referencing and a health check.