Senior Administrative Assistant


Senior Administrative Assistant


Based at:  Patchway (Bristol)

Contract:  Permanent

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary:  £20,092 - £21,748 per annum

Closing date:  29 October.2021


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Avon Fire and Rescue Service as a Senior Administrative Assistant within our Business Fire Safety (BFS) Department.  The Senior Administrative Assistant will work directly with the Business Fire Safety Manager and their staff, providing administrative support. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for administrating sensitive and confidential materials relating to potential prosecutions conducted by BFS in relation to the Fire Safety Order 2005.  The successful candidate will also be required to support the Disclosure Officer, in regards to providing the relevant accurate information.


If successful, you will take ownership of continuous improvement and developments of the administrative processes.  You will also be responsible of the day to day operations of all Technical Fire Safety administrative procedures and systems, including allocating operational fire safety checks to crews and liaising with members of the public to arrange inspections.


The Senior Administrative Assistant will need to possess effective communication skills and will need to work collaboratively alongside internal and external customers.

There is also a requirement to hold a Full UK driving licence.

We also require the successful candidate to possess general administrative experience (including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages) then this could be the new opportunity which you are awaiting for.


If you are able to work under pressure, use your own initiative to meet deadlines and hold a Maths and English GCSE Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above, level 2 qualification in Maths and English or equivalent) then this could be the new opportunity which you are awaiting for.


For further information regarding this role and the essential and desirable criteria, please refer to the job description.


How to apply:

The job description and application is available to download below.

Please submit a completed application form or a CV and a covering note, providing evidence of how you are able to demonstrate the essential and desirable criteria associated towards this role.  This is referenced in the job description.


Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ. Alternatively, you can email your application to

Please quote job reference number 1401 on any communications.

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