£31,000 - £39,000 per year
Contract, Minimum 12 months, Full-time
Job description

The Protection Policy and Reform Unit (PPRU) is part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). You will play a key role within the Policy and Partnerships team, which incorporates policy, communications, and engagement. The team works on a remote basis with the option to work from London Fire Brigade’s HQ in London. There will be a requirement to come to this office or other locations around the UK on a semi-regular basis for meetings and events. 

The Policy and Partnerships Team within the PPRU work closely with technical fire safety and subject matter experts across wider teams of the PPRU to support and produce/co-produce policy advice, positions and content. Through the timely and clear production of evidence-based advice, our primary objective is to support national policy development, with the aim of improving the safety of the built environment. 

What you will be doing 

The successful candidate will report to the Policy Manager and be responsible for supporting the development of policy advice, positions, and responses to Government around the current landscape of fire and building safety reform resulting from the Grenfell Tower fire. 

The post holder will be part of a team producing policy and communication products for UK FRSs across all areas of fire protection and building safety work.  Responsibilities will include engagement with UK Fire and Rescue Services to ensure that policies and national positions under development enjoy the support of UK FRS and appropriately reflect UK FRS views. 

In addition to working with policy and communications colleagues in the Policy and Partnerships team, you will also work with technical, service delivery, data, and governance colleagues in the PPRU, as well staff from other parts of NFCC. 

The post holder may also be involved with the preparation of research reports, impact assessments, cost benefit analysis of policy options, equality impact assessments, and presentation of data where relevant. 

Who we are looking for  

We are looking for someone with strong writing and analysis skills, with the ability to synthesise large amounts of technical information and translate that into products that are easy for a non-technical audience to grasp. You will bring a positive approach to being part of a team; seeing challenges as a glass half full.  

You will have experience in time management and managing multiple tasks at a time.  

You will need experience of working in a fast-paced and political environment and of handling high profile issues. 

What you can expect 

We are people centred and focus on creating a positive and engaging working environment. Wellbeing, reward, recognition and personal development are not just words we talk about, we put them into action daily.  

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that makes you excited; contact us to apply. Send your CV with a supporting covering letter telling us why this job is for you. 

Interview details 

Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews in July 2022. Interviews will include some standard competency based questions and will be accompanied by a written exercise. 

*Please note that applicants will be reviewed (and interviews arranged) from 4th July onwards, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in the role*


Posted on: 26 June 2022
Closed date: 26 July 2022 at 17:00
Job ref: PYO:NFCC
Tags: Admin, Policy/Research

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