Early Intervention and Partnership Co-ordinator – NFCC

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  • Location: Home based with UK-wide travel, as required/on occasion
  • Contract details: Secondment / Fixed term contract for 12 months
  • Salary: £40,000-£48,000
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Directorate:​ Continuous Improvement​
  • Reporting to: Head of Prevention
  • Responsible for: Early Interventions, Prince’s Trust & CYP Serious Violence Duty

The Role

This role is to nationally support UK Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) to develop, deliver and evaluate Early Intervention programmes and Prince’s Trust activity. This work will support children and young people to be safe, healthy, resilient and active participants in the community. It will work closely with those supporting Fire Safety Interventions, Fire Cadets and StayWise.

The role will identify opportunities at a national and local level to support the development and improvement of Early Intervention programmes across the sector. It will work in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to strengthen the delivery model.  The role will also continue to support the network of Youth Engagement teams across services that offer a Children and Young People (CYP) provision.

The role will be the CYP Serious Violence Duty responsible person and provide support to workstreams in relation to Trauma Informed Practice

Main duties & responsibilities 

  • To act as the central, national point of contact for all Fire & Rescue Services in relation to Early Intervention programmes and Prince’s Trust activity.
  • To gather and maintain full details of current delivery and proposed delivery across the UK in relation to Early Intervention programmes and Prince’s Trust activity.
  • To ensure we have national guidance, tools and training to support FRS delivery of Early Intervention programmes and Prince’s Trust. This includes building on the Early Intervention Framework, sharing knowledge and best practice and maintaining contact to the CYP network.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver the national FRS Prince’s Trust Practitioner Group and Early Intervention thematic workshops to Fire and Rescue Services at national, regional and local levels.
  • To advocate and build the partnership between Prince’s Trust, NFCC and FRSs which supports national and local delivery. Including scoping of opportunities and options of Prince’s Trust delivery.
  • To promote understanding of the value and benefits of Early Intervention programmes and Prince’s Trust programmes to all stakeholders and demonstrate the link to their strategic objectives in order to increase national participation.
  • To represent CYP Executive in relation to the Serious Violence Duty and Trauma Informed Practice
  • To work with children and young people through a national forum to ensure their views are included in shaping of our initiatives.
  • To establish and maintain productive working relationships with Fire and Rescue Services, NFCC Teams,  Prince’s Trust, Education/Training providers, and other key stakeholders.
  • To work with NFCC teams to drive research, data and evaluation to support CYP initiatives.
  • To support the development of the competency across all areas of CYP through the development of relevant training packages
  • To explore and support Fire & Rescue Services with obtaining funding for CYP initiatives by engaging with key stakeholders to provide a national perspective, sharing insight from partner organisations, and by writing and advising on funding bids.
  • To attend national events and conferences in order to represent/promote the interests, identify and explore new opportunities, and network with key decision makers.

Key Relationships  

  • NFCC Children and Young People Executive Board
  • NFCC Prevention Hub and other NFCC internal teams
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Princes Trust
  • Young People
  • Education/Training providers
  • Home Office
  • National CYP Forums
  • Other key stakeholders

Who we are looking for, someone with: 

  • A thorough understanding of the current position of CYP work at UKFRS
  • An understanding of Early Intervention Principles and how they relate to the CYP work of UKFRS
  • A clear understanding of the Serious Violence Duty and how it relates to CYP activity
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and how it applies to CYP
  • Experience of managing projects and working with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people

Behaviours and Values  

  • Inclusive – We are committed to being inclusive and diverse in all that we do
  • Impact – We are driven to make a real difference across our communities
  • Respect – We treat people with respect, and are trusted and empowered to do a great job
  • Accountable – We are accountable to each other and our members
  • Integrity – We act with integrity at all times
  • Expertise – We have pride in our expertise and use it to support our members and the communities they serve

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.

To view the Job Description for this vacancy, please visit our website

How to apply:

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that makes you excited, please apply. Send your CV with a supporting statement telling us why this job is for you. Your supporting statement should set out your relevant knowledge, skills and experience against the job description. It should be no more than two sides of A4.

Please send your CV and a supporting statement to recruitment@nfcc.org.uk by 28th May 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.

To apply for this job please visit nfcc.org.uk.