Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Senior Project Officer

12 Month Contract

Working Hours:  37 hours per week 
Salary:   £33,163 per annum
Location:  Kelvedon Park

Are you an experienced Programme or Project Support Officer looking for your next step? This is an exciting opportunity to join our Innovation, Risk and Future Development Directorate, to support the On-Call Development Programme.

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and highly organised individual who will be able to support delivery of the On-Call Development Programme, provide coordination and support to the Programme Manager and project teams and ensure effective delivery of projects and workstreams.

As Programme / Project Officer, you will provide high quality programme management support, offering advice, support and the relevant tools to enable a high standard of planning and delivery, whilst ensuring best practice. You will be responsible for generating reports to monitor progress of projects and programmes and will maintain and collect data to evaluate programme performance. You will support the implementation of risk, issue, project planning and change control processes and documentation and support delivery as required. Alongside this, you will be involved in facilitating workshops – so confidence speaking and presenting to groups is a must - and project planning, risk and lessons learned.

Experience of supporting a programme management office or project office and ability to use project management methodology would be preferred. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be methodical and extremely organised and have a good understanding of risk, planning and benefits realisation. You will be confident communicating at all levels ideally hold a relevant project/programme management qualification.

Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is our policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose if you are currently being investigated by any regulatory body or have any decisions or sanctions pending or in progress in respect of your suitability to work for the Service.
You agree to inform the Service within 24 hours if you are subsequently investigated by any agency or organisation in relation to concerns about your behaviour towards children, young people or vulnerable adults.
The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and will be considered only in relation to the appointment for which you are applying.

This role maybe subject to a standard/enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes applications from everyone and values diversity in our workplace. A commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

To apply for this position please download the application form, contact us via email at or call us on 01376 576121 between 08.30-17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30-16.30 on Friday.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Recruitment team by email to or by post and addressed to HR Support, ECFRS Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Essex, CM8 3HB.

Closing Date –   22nd March 2019
Interview Date –   29th March 2019

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