Fire Safety Intervention Support Officer – NFCC

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  • Location: Home based with UK-wide travel, as required/on occasion
  • Contract details: ​Secondment or Fixed Term Contract – 12 months
  • Salary: £34,000-£40,000
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Directorate:​ Continuous Improvement ​
  • Reporting to: Head of Prevention/ Early Intervention and Partnership Co-ordinator
  • Responsible for: Fire Safety Interventions

The Role

This role is to nationally support UK Fire and Rescue Services FRSs to develop, deliver and evaluate Fire Safety Interventions. 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 Early Interventions, Prince’s Trust,  Fire Cadets and StayWise.

The role will identify opportunities at a national and local level to support the development and improvement of Fire Safety Interventions This includes working closely with the awarding body for the Train and Trainer course.

Main duties & responsibilities 

  • To act as the central, national point of contact for all Fire & Rescue Services in relation to Fire Safety Intervention activity.
  • To gather and maintain full details of current delivery and proposed delivery across the UK in relation to Fire Safety Interventions.
  • To ensure we have national guidance, tools and training to support FRS delivery of Fire Safety Interventions.
  • To establish and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders including staff/managers within the Fire & Rescue Services.
  • To act as the central point of contact for all Fire and Rescue Services in relation to Train the Trainer resources.
  • To engage Fire & Rescue Services to assist in developing creative training materials that will support the accreditation process.
  • To have a thorough understanding of governance models, organisational structures, key drivers/challenges, and forthcoming developments within the Fire & Rescue Service in order to be able to make recommendations regarding the developments and review of training materials.
  • To facilitate and co-ordinate the Fire Safety Interventions community and its programme of meetings, ensuring that they facilitate effective sharing of knowledge and best practice amongst the network. This includes an annual development day.
  • To attend national events and conferences in order to represent/promote the interests,  identify and explore new opportunities, and network with key decision makers.
  • To advocate and support this area of work in relation to Serious Violence Duty To work with children and young people through a national forum to ensure their views are included in shaping of our initiatives.

Key Relationships  

  • NFCC Children and Young People Executive Board
  • NFCC Prevention Hub and other NFCC internal teams
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • NFCC Arson and Deliberate Fires Lead
  • Young People
  • Education/Training providers
  • Home Office
  • Other key stakeholders

Who we are looking for, an applicant who: 

  • Can demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Train the Trainer Firesetter intervention resources
  • A thorough understanding of the Fire & Rescue Service, and awareness of future developments within the sector
  • Highly developed communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and present information to a wide range of audiences
  • An up-to-date understanding of the key challenges which are faced by children and young people, and how Firesetter intervention can help overcome  some of these challenges
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to undertake travel on a regular basis
  • Ability to influence and network with stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively manage own workload with minimal direction.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to gain trust and build rapport
  • To be a positive role model, and an exemplar of the Core Code of Ethics of the Fire & Rescue Service
  • Experience of working within the Fire & Rescue Service and/or other Emergency Services.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with a number of difference partners i.e., Local Authorities, third sector organisations, to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Experience of writing reports.
  • Good level of IT literacy including experience of Microsoft Office applications
  • Full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.
  • A level 5 Qualification in a relevant discipline - desirable
  • Experience of undertaking a national liaison role – desirable
  • Understanding of education and teaching practice – desirable

 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 full Job Description for this vacancy, please visit our website

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.