Safeguarding Team Leader

Website Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are committed to protecting and supporting vulnerable people including children, young people, or adults.

The service is looking for a Safeguarding Team Leader, the role will be based at our service Headquarters in Birstall, Leicestershire.

This brings with it a fantastic opportunity to be innovative, drive improvement and increase awareness of Safeguarding across the organisation and within our communities.

The purpose of the role is to assist the Service, meet its legislative duties and expectations outlined within the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Safeguarding Guidance for Children, Young People and Adults.

The role will provide advice and guidance to service staff and utilise knowledge and expertise from external partners, organisations, and stakeholders to enhance the Service’s interaction with the local community.

You will have experience of leading, managing and motivating diverse multi-skilled teams delivering effective and accurate materials across a range of communication channels.

Be highly organised, with the ability to effectively manage changing demands, with proven experience of working within a fast paced, results orientated organisation, with strong focus on outputs to a high standard to tight timescales, without compromising accuracy.

You will need to have good interpersonal skills and the ability to build healthy relationships with people, able to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines, as well as being flexible and adaptable. Owning the action plans and ensuring that we are delivering against our commitments.

Educated to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or equivalent work experience. An appropriate professional qualification in management and/or evidence of formal management training or structured management development activity.

The role will require the successful applicant to work 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday. You will also be required on occasions to work outside of the usual working hours and have the ability to travel to venues within the service area or across the United Kingdom to facilitate the role. This will include evenings and weekends.

Hybrid working may be considered for this role.

Closing date: 31/05/2023

Interview date: w/c 12/06/2023

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, generous leave entitlement plus public holidays, public sector pension (subject to pension scheme rules), on-site gym facilities, free onsite parking, emergency services discount card and use of our occupational health unit. You will also be supported with further training as required.

You will automatically be enrolled into, The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), this 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.

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. These organisations include:

• Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI)
• Workplace Equality Index (WEI)
• Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme
• British Sign Language Charter
• Asians in the Fire Service Association (AFSA)

Pension Considerations

Annual Allowance- Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance implications. A breach in the Annual Allowance threshold could result in a Tax charge. Further information on Annual Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.

Lifetime Allowance – Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Lifetime Allowance implications. A breach in the Lifetime Allowance threshold will result in a Tax charge. Further information on Lifetime Allowance can be obtained from our Pensions team.

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