Vacancy - Typing and Secretarial Assistant 


Based at Service Headquarters, Kempston.

Salary £9,126 per annum

Hours 19 per week: Monday to Thursday 1pm - 5pm & Friday 1pm - 4pm

This role involves providing confidential secretarial service, diary management and support in organising service events. There will also be a requirement to provide reception/switchboard relief when required.

Applicants should hold a qualification in English to GCSE Grade 4 and above (or equivalent) together with level 2 typing qualification, European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent. You must have an in-depth typing/serectarial background and experience in minute taking and proof reading. You should have administrative experience involving the use of Microsoft Work, Excel and Outlook. The role requires good communication and organisational skills with the ability to work effectively with people under your own initiative.

A current driving licence with no pending issues is essential.

This is a public-facing role and it is essential to have the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

There is a requirement that Corporate Clothing will be worn by the successful candidate.

Please see below for an application form, job description and personnel specification, together with other relevant details. Alternatively, if you are unable to access a computer, please contact the Human Resources Section on 01234 845025.

You can return your application pack by email if you wish. However any emails sent to are not sent securely. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service cannot be held responsible for the transmission and storage of any email until it is received into our email system.

Completed application forms must be returned no later than Noon on 28th February 2018.

Interviews will be held on 13th March 2018.  

Applicant Letter .PDF 27 KB

Application Form, Essential Criteria and Monitoring Form - Microsoft Word Document 240 KB

Application Guidance and information - .PDF 108 KB

Job Description and Person Specification .PDF 33 KB

Conditions of Service .PDF 14 KB

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.