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Clerk & Monitoring Officer (Part Time) - Avon Fire Authority

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£91,244 per annum (£36,498 per annum pro-rata)

Job description

Based at: Avon Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters (Portishead)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 104 days per annum (average of 2 days a week to be worked flexibly)

An immediate opportunity exists to join Avon Fire Authority to fulfil the statutory role of Clerk & Monitoring Officer on a part time basis. You will provide legal advice and information to Elected Members of the Fire Authority to ensure appropriate governance and scrutiny arrangements and compliance with legislation.

In addition to the relevant legal qualifications and public sector experience we are seeking an individual who is committed to ensuring The Fire Authority are well informed and able to make appropriate decisions in the best interests of the public and the Authority. The Clerk & Monitoring Officer is responsible for advising the Fire Authority on governance matters, ensuring papers are tabled in a timely manner and contain sufficient and accurate information to facilitate appropriate evidenced based decision making. You will attend meetings of the Fire Authority and Committees, providing advice and guidance, ensuring accurate minutes are taken as a public record along with the broadcasting of public meetings to increase openness and transparency. You will also devise and deliver training to Elected Members to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities and have a sound understanding of the work of the Fire Authority.

Avon Fire Authority has an annual budget of £45 million and employs 850 staff. You will demonstrate a commitment to our Service values, possess sound communication skills and the ability to operate confidently, independently and with integrity. You should also possess a detailed understanding of the General Data Protection Regulations in order to undertake the mandatory role of Data Protection Officer for the Authority.


How to apply:

The job description is available on our website Please submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing your skills and experience against the responsibilities and qualifications/experience listed within the job description. Applications should be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ. Alternatively, you can email your application to

Please quote "post 1005" on your application.