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Reference: 68047

Date Added: 4 October 2018
Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Job Title: Public Affairs Officer

Working For: London Fire Brigade

Location: London

Salary: £29,244 - £35,107

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Public Affairs Officer to join our busy Communications team.

The post-holder will support the Public Affairs Manager with our day-to-day, wide-ranging public affairs activity and have responsibility for coordinating LFB’s responses to Mayor’s Questions, managing our responses to external consultations and preparing briefings and alerts for senior officers and staff on key issues in the external environment of relevance to the fire service. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with us on LFB’s key campaigns, identifying opportunities and taking forward plans to influence decision-makers and ensure that safety messages are communicated to members of the public.

We are seeking someone with experience of working in a political environment, with a sound understanding knowledge of the UK’s political systems, parliamentary procedure and how policy is made. Applicants should also have an understanding of London and local government and the key issues facing fire and rescue services in the UK. The ability to digest a large volume of sometimes complex information and present key information to internal and external audiences is also essential. The successful candidate will also need excellent organisational skills to be able to manage their own projects and core work to very tight deadlines, as well as being able to respond to new developments each day.

Please note that this post is classified as politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. This means that, among other things, the postholder cannot stand for election to a range of public bodies, act as an election agent for candidates for such elections, canvass on behalf of a candidate or a political party or speak in public, (or publish material), in apparent support of a political party. Any candidate currently holding such a position must explain how they would expect to deal with this, if appointed, in their application.

Benefits
• 26 days annual leave, beginning April of every year + public holidays
• Competitive salary
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Flexible working arrangements
• Gym access
• Cycle to work scheme

For the job description and details of how to apply, please visit: https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/jobs/public-affairs-officer-frs00122 

Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Assessment for this role is due to take place week commencing 12th November 2018. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment date, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.

Application Details

To apply for this post please visit the webpage: https://jobs.london-fire.gov.uk/jobs/public-affairs-officer-frs00122 

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the information provided under each of the selection criteria which is detailed on the webpage and in the application form.

Website: https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/

Additional Notes