Community Education Officer

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
Community Education Officer x 3 posts

£26,421 – £29,269 per annum

Full time – 37 hours per week

Based at Fire Service HQ Ripley

The successful applicants will be required to travel around Derbyshire (pool car provided).

Working as part of the Prevention Team you will deliver high level targeted intervention to those most at risk living within our communities.  Working to reduce risk and deliver a high level of targeted interventions prioritising Road, Water and Wildfire safety, deliberate fire setting and any other such interventions directed by the prevention strategy.

To work with relevant partners to identify target groups that are deemed to be at risk. To work in partnership with schools and other agencies to coordinate campaigns and initiatives to improve the safety of the community of Derbyshire.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience of presenting information to a wide variety of audiences including working with schools and other stake holders. The preparation of reports and knowledge of performance monitoring is required.

The normal working week is 37 hours; however, you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours.

In return we offer:

·         Flexible working hours.

·         Family friendly policies.

·         Annual Leave entitlement of 25 days, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

·         Free, secure on-site car parking.

·         Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations.

·         Employee discount scheme (Boost).

·         Employee support networks.

·         Enhanced Maternity Pay (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).

·         Occupational Sick Pay subject to length of service, increasing up to 6 months’ full & 6 months’ half after 5 years’ service.

·         Ongoing training and development opportunities.

·         Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

·         Eligibility to join Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) offering highly beneficial tax advantages.

Please be advised that we are currently in the process of introducing a new Job Evaluation scheme and will also be reviewing the pay and grading structure.  As a result of this all Support roles will be re-evaluated.

We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this, and all staff are expected to share this commitment.

Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.

In addition, an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant.

All applicants must have a full valid UK driving licence.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 4th August 2024. Interviews are due to be held week commencing 19th August 2024.

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.

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