Administrative Assistant

Based at:            Technical Services, Nova Way, Avonmouth, Bristol
Contract:            Permanent
Hours:                 37 hours per week
Salary:                 Hay 10 (£18,070 – £20,138)
Closing date:     Noon on Wednesday 22 November 2017

We are look for a suitably qualified and experienced Administrative Assistant to provide a reception service and administrative support to all functions and departments within our Technical Centre in Avonmouth, Bristol.

The successful candidate will assist in maintaining accurate information held on the various IT management systems used within the department, including the Asset & Fleet Management and Water Function systems. You will publish schedules of work, maintain records of works in progress and generate productivity reports. In addition, to ensure the availability of water supplies for firefighting purposes you will assist with the management of the Service’s water function including liaising with Water Companies, allocating work to Hydrant Inspectors, budgets, auditing and invoicing. The role requires you to provide a reception service dealing with telephone calls and personal callers and answering routine enquiries and taking messages.

To be considered as a candidate you will possess 3 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, or equivalent, including English Language and have sound general administrative experience. You will be computer literate (Microsoft Office) and have experience of setting up and maintaining computerised and manual record systems and of collecting, collating and presenting information and basic statistics in various formats. Previous experience in a technical environment and of using map based software products like Geographical Information Systems (GIS) would be advantageous.

To see the full duties of the role and candidate criteria required please see the job description.

How to apply:

The job description is available to download on our website www.avonfire.gov.uk. Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Late applications and CVs will not be accepted. 

Please quote job reference number 3853 on any communications. Thank you.