South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Personal Assistant to the Executive Team and Heads of Function


Contract: Permanent

Salary: Grade 5 (£24,496 - £26,845)


Hours: Full Time - 37 Hours per week

Work Pattern: Monday to Friday (Flexi Time)


Location: Agile Working (Headquarters Sheffield)


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

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, priortising 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 our 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 us. 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.

We 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 our core purpose – making South Yorkshire safer and stronger – as part of a leading UK fire and rescue service.

For more information about the role contact Angela Twigg, Executive Assistant, on 07341 046522.

To apply for the post, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to recruitment@syfire.gov.uk.

Your covering letter should explain how your knowledge and experience meet the criteria within the person specification.  If you do not include this information, your application may not meet the requirements within the shortlisting criteria.  Please limit your covering letter to a maximum of two A4 pages.

If you would prefer to submit an application form, please contact recruitment at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk .

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 16 December 2022. 

Interviews will be held mid-January 2023.

New starters will commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 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.  We 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.

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 our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

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.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on November 23rd, 2022