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Perth Community Fire Station 401 High Street Perth, PH1 1PL
£36,194 - £38,944 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
24 hours per week
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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) would like to invite applications for the post of Civil Contingencies Officer based at SFRS Perth Community Fire Station, covering the Perth, Kinross, Angus and Dundee (PKAD) LSO Area.   This is a permanent post, working 24 hours per week.


This is a part time post working 24 hours per week, however applications from individuals seeking to work on a flexible working basis would be considered.


This is an excellent opportunity, to work as part of a team developing and implementing arrangements for all internal and external stakeholders involved in emergency planning preparedness within the remit of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.  The post holder will guide and advise senior officers on business continuity issues and implement the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and subsequent legislation.


The successful candidate must commit to study towards and achieve a Professional Development Award in Resilience Management and will ideally have relevant experience in a category 1 response environment.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, an awareness of politically sensitive issues, the ability to collate and interpret information from a range of sources, experience of development and delivery of training and the ability to produce reports is required.  In addition, it is essential that candidates have IT skills (in particular MS Office packages), excellent forward planning skills, the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and have a proven ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.   


You will be required to represent the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at a range of multi-agency forums, it is therefore necessary that you have previous experience of actively participating in meetings, an awareness of confidentiality and a proven track record of building relationships with other agencies.


A knowledge of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, particularly operational issues, and the Civil Contingencies Act would be desirable, as would project management experience.


Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 


Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.


This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.


Appointment to this post is subject to security vetting and the successful applicant must be willing to undergo UK Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) Level.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format, please email


Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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  • Scottish Living Wage
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