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Professional Standards Officer

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue





Posted: 08/02/2024

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Here at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, we have an exciting opportunity for a Professional Standards Officer to join our team. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £37,336 - £41,418 per annum plus benefits.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are not limited to firefighting. We also respond to a wide range of incidents, increasingly those that involve our rescue capability. We also work closely with other emergency services and our local authority partners to deliver an emergency response and protect our communities. 

Benefits you will receive as our Professional Standards Officer: 

Competitive salary

Flexible working

Generous leave entitlement plus public holidays

Full support for ongoing professional development

On-site gym facilities

Free onsite parking

Access to an emergency services “Blue Light” discount card

Use of our in-house occupational health unit, which includes fitness support

Access to the Service’s 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

You will automatically be enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which is a tax-approved, defined-benefit occupational pension scheme. Your contributions are based on your earnings, and you can choose from different income options when you retire.

About the Professional Standards Officer role:

Join Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) as a Professional Standards Officer. This is a unique opportunity to be a key player in upholding fairness and ethics. As a Professional Standards Officer, your expertise will be crucial in conducting thorough and impartial investigations, contributing significantly to the informed decision-making processes of our managerial team. If you're dedicated to ethical standards, apply now to play a vital role in maintaining our core values.

As our Professional Standards Officer you will need a degree level qualification or above in a relevant subject. You will also need CIPD Advanced Level Qualification or a Level 2 PIP (Professionalising the Investigation Process) or equivalent / or relevant demonstrable work experience.

Key responsibilities of our Professional Standards Officer:

Conduct thorough, efficient, and fair investigations on behalf of LFRS and other authorities as may be required

Manage the effective and efficient investigation of a variety of casework and to develop terms of reference, investigation plans and investigation methodology

Provide details and impartial reports to support managerial decision making

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Human Resources and other relevant departments, to ensure a consistent approach to investigations

Communicate effectively with all parties involved, maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity

Support the development of Officers and employees at all levels

Proactively identify areas of process improvement within the investigation function and contribute to the development of best practices.

Hybrid working may be considered for this role.

Closing date:  23:59 21 February 2024

Interview and test date: 8th and 11th March 2024

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Furthermore, we want to create a work environment where everyone feels safe, can be themselves and can perform their roles to the best of their abilities. We have signed up with a number of nationally recognised organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and we are working with them to help us achieve our objectives.

If you feel you would like to become our Professional Standards Officer, then please click “apply” now – We’d love to hear from you

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