Personal Assistant to the Executive Team and Heads of Function



Job Type



Administration, Emergency Services, Other, Public Sector



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Personal Assistant to join this Fire Service’s Executive Support Team. The team supports the Executive Team and Heads of Function leading the Service. You will be working in an ever-changing environment providing a confidential support service.

Personal Assistant to the Executive Team and Heads of Function
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £24,496 - £26,845 (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Monday to Friday (Flexi Time)
Location: Agile Working (Headquarters Sheffield)

Based at Central Headquarters, your role will include attending Board and Committee meetings, producing accurate records and tracking actions. You will proactively manage diaries, accommodating regular complex changes in the schedule, prioritising commitments and workload. You will build relationships with external bodies including other emergency services, the National Fire Chiefs’ Council, Government officials and local dignitaries, by a variety of communication methods.

You will have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and diplomacy in your role. Your style and approach will reflect the Service’s values and aspirations, acting with honesty, integrity and respect.

On top of the salary advertised, you will be able to access a range of other benefits that come with working for the organisation. Said benefits include an excellent pension scheme, free gym access and an Employee Assistance Programme that offers 24/7 support with a range of issues, from finance to mental health.

The Service also offer flexible working hours and the option of agile working, from a range of locations. Ultimately, you will be playing a vital role in helping to deliver the Service’s core purpose – making South Yorkshire safer and stronger – as part of a leading UK fire and rescue service.

New starters will normally commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. The organisation offers 27 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays. Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 31 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 36 days. They also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on-site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 16 December 2022.
Interviews will be held mid-January 2023.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Other (LGBT+) or are disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within the Service. They also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e., asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

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