Watch Manager – Community Safety Lead

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Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Job Title: Watch Manager – Community Safety Lead

Grade: Watch Manager B

Directorate :  Operations Service Delivery

Reporting to :  Station Manager

Closing Date: 17/06/2024

About us

Our Mission is simple, we want to make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel. While the number of fires across the county has reduced over the last decade, we need to continue to be alert to our everchanging picture of risk. As the communities, travel networks and businesses in our county constantly evolve, the risks they present, their demands and needs change too.

To help us deliver our mission and our Prevention Strategy, we are looking for a new team member who is a highly motivated individual with a passion for partnership working and prevention activity.

About the opportunity (Role Profile)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and dynamic team at a pivotal moment in its development. Our Community Safety Team act as a vital link between our central Prevention Team, Response Teams and our external Partners. Leading the Community Safety Officers, you will be responsible for planning and delivery of engagement activity with our Communities, Stations, and Partner Agencies, exploring new risks, monitoring existing risk and delivering appropriate interventions.
This role provides fantastic opportunities to work alongside a wide range of other departments and agencies both internally and externally on a day-to-day basis. All of this provides an unapparelled depth of exposure, knowledge and understanding of the Fire and Rescue Service and the wider environment in which it operates.

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