Digital Project Manager

Avon Fire & Rescue Service
£40,876 - £43,857 per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

Job Details

Based at: Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Portishead

Contract: Fixed term appointment until end of March 2023, with the possibility of extension or permanency

Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Salary: Hay 4 (£40,876 - £43,857)

Closing date: 12:00 (midday) on Monday 16 August 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Project Manager to join Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS). Joining at a time of transformation and change, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the digital requirements of AF&RS, whilst horizon scanning and recommending future improvements.

Working under the direction of the Head of Transformation, you will create a realistic but progressive and engaging vision for a digitised service with effective interfacing systems. You will be responsible for bringing stakeholders on board with the vision, develop a detailed and integrated programme of work and drive forward the delivery of that programme with a team of digitalisation staff, the wider Transformation team and key stakeholders.

You will work with the Transformation Project Managers to agree and implement future plans for how new ways of working could be enabled by IT and digital technology. You will be responsible for the management of a digital budget ensuring any expenditure is linked to the aspirations of the Service Transformation Programme. You will also be responsible for implementing upgrades to the FireWatch system that is currently in use.

It is essential to this role that you have a recognised IT qualification such as ITIL accredited status or Chartered IT Professional (CITP). You must also have proven experience of managing IT projects and of maintaining IT infrastructures.

We are looking for an individual with strong communication skills and who has the ability to produce corporate documents, including strategies, business cases and confidently give presentations to a range of audiences.  You must also have strong analytical skills and be committed to being an ambassador for organisational culture change. 

Please note - as this post is based at our new Headquarters which we share with Avon & Somerset Police, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a security clearance check.

To see the full duties of the role and candidate criteria required please see the job description provided.

How to apply:

The job description and application is available to download on our website Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process. Alternatively, we will accept CVs with covering letters which detail how you meet the requirements of the role.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to

Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please note that we will not be accepting CVs alone.

Please quote job reference number 1143 on any communications. Thank you.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert