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Reference: 64748

Date Added: 13 February 2018
Closing Date: 2 March 2018

Job Title: Research and Policy Officer

Working For: Fire Brigades Union

Location: London

Salary: Up to £32,107 pa, depending on skills and experience, including London weighting

Job Details

The FBU is the voice of firefighters in the UK, representing the uniformed front-line staff of the fire and rescue services. The FBU is the only recognised trade union negotiating nationally with employers on behalf of firefighters and emergency fire control staff. FBU is supporting our members through challenging times of public sector spending cuts and intense public and media interest in fire service provision.

We are looking to recruit a Research & Policy Officer to support the General Secretary, National Officers and the Head of Research and Policy.

The Research and Policy Officer will support the formulation of FBU policy direction at a research level, as well as supporting elected officials with meetings and presentations. You will also provide the Communications team with information as and when required. You will provide policy analysis, brief colleagues, draft responses to public policy consultations and identify sources of research evidence to support policy development.

We are looking for a motivated individual, with a background in research and public policy. You will have a passion for the fire and rescue service and a commitment to trade unionism. The ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and build alliances is critical. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, as well as a clear ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Closing Date: 2 March 2018

Interview/Start Dates

We would like the successful applicant to start work as soon as possible. Interviewing will take place shortly after the closing date

Application Details

Please apply with a covering letter and CV, outlining relevant skills and experience and how you meet the job description and person specification, to Sue Lafferty, HR Assistant, Fire Brigades Union, Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames. KT2 7AE, or email Sue directly at suel@fbu.org.uk.

For a full job description and person specification, please email Sue Lafferty suel@fbu.org.uk.

 

Website: http://fbu.org.uk

Additional Notes

Feb 19: changed location to London; updated contact email address