Fire Cadets National Participation Officer – NFCC

Website National Fire Chiefs Council Limited

Location: Home based with UK-wide travel, as required/on occasion

Contract details: Fixed term contract for 12 months or secondment opportunity

Salary: £32,300 – £38,000 per annum

Hours: Full-time

Directorate:​ Continuous Improvement

Reporting to: UK Fire Cadets National Manager​

Here at the NFCC we are the professional voice of the UK Fire and Rescue service, driving improvement and development throughout the UK, whilst supporting our leadership team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a UKFC Participation Officer to be an integral part of the Children and Young People team.

Job Purpose: 

To make an active contribution to the advancement of key aspects of the NFCC Children and Young People’s Action Plan by providing support to the UK Fire Cadets (UKFC) Executive team.

The post holder will actively contribute to the delivery of UKFC objectives by providing support to the key functions in the delivery of the UKFC Action Plan, facilitating the effective and efficient operation of UKFC workstreams and activities.

They will also have key responsibility to develop, support and promote active participation with the Young Leaders Forum, Fire Cadet Units, and other elements across the CYP Hub.

What you will be doing

Main duties & responsibilities: 

  •  To act as a central point of contact for all Fire & Rescue Services in relation to UKFC activity.
  • To promote understanding of the value and benefits of UKFC activities and initiatives to stakeholders.
  • To provide support to the UK Fire Cadets Executive Team and subgroups including coordinate meetings and events and recording minutes.
  • To support, contribute to and develop the products of UKFC including Fire Cadet Manager and Fire Cadets Award.
  • To support young leaders to develop their capacities as advocates of participation.
  • To promote active youth participation and achievement through learning, to support young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and the NFCC.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver accredited and non-accredited learning and development opportunities to young people ensuring the highest standards of quality and performance.
  • Be proactive in identifying opportunities to improve engagement with young people through the creation of working groups or similar.
  • To pro-actively promote the national events and campaigns for UKFC through the development and sharing of creative promotional materials primarily using the UKFC digital and social media platforms.
  • To attend national events and conferences to represent and promote the interests of the Fire Cadets and the NFCC.
  • To liaise effectively with a range of internal and external partners to further the objectives of UKFC.
  • To produce reports and presentations as may be required by the UKFC Exec and collect, interpret and present information to aid monitoring, review and improvement of performance and quality.
  • To support, where appropriate, youth participation within the wider activities of the NFCC CYP workstream.
  • To contribute to external funding opportunities for fire cadets including supporting funding applications.
  • To ensure that equal opportunities underpins service delivery
  • To assist the National Fire Cadet Manager to deliver the main functions of the service within the parameters of available staffing, equipment and budget.
  • To contribute to a safe work environment ensuring compliance with Health and Safety, Risk Management, Business Continuity and Safeguarding policy and procedure. Protect all personal information in adherence with General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Who we are looking for

A UKFC Participation Officer who has: 

  • A level 3 Qualification in a relevant discipline or previous relevant extensive experience
  • Experience of working with the Fire & Rescue Service and/or Fire Cadets or similar uniformed youth organisation.
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a relevant youth work or educational setting.
  • Knowledge of youth participation work
  • Experience of working collaboratively with a number of different partners i.e. Local Authorities, third sector organisations, to achieve successful outcomes
  • Full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.
  • Willing to work some evening/weekend hours to deliver the duties and responsibilities outlined within this job description.
  • Willing to work away from home at events and meetings

We are people centred and focus on creating a positive and engaging working environment. Wellbeing, reward, recognition and personal development are not just words we talk about, we put them into action daily.

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that makes you excited; please have a look at the Job Description on our website and apply.

How to apply:

Please complete our online application form linked here. The link to apply is also available on our website. CV’s will NOT be accepted for this position.

If you experience any difficulty completing our application form, or have any queries regarding the role, please contact

Closing Date – 24th July 2024

NFCC is committed to being an inclusive employer. We comply with the Equality Act 2010, and we believe that everyone deserves to work in safe environments that are free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, abuse, and harm, where they feel supported, welcome, and able to thrive.

NFCC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice, all staff are expected to share this commitment.

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