Fire Community Safety Officers

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Fire Community Safety Officers

An opportunity has arisen within our Prevention & Protection section for Fire Community Safety Officers, based at the Lifewise Centre in Maltby.

The overall purpose of the roles will be to assist in the delivery of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s Community Safety Strategy, through Fire and Road Safety Education and appropriate interventions.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of Customer Care, an awareness of the promotion of a safer community via Community Education and intervention, experience of delivering presentations to adults and children, basic administration skills, experience of dealing with members of the public face to face, ability to work as part of a team, working with public sector/public agencies, effective communication skills at all levels.

You must possess a full driving licence, Customer Care NVQ level II or equivalent or be able to demonstrate substantial work experience in this area.

The key duties will be to undertake appropriate Fire and Road Safety intervention measures in the community, in accordance with the Organisation’s policies and procedures. The role includes activities such as; conducting home safety checks, the fitting of smoke/heat alarms and giving safety advice and putting interventions in place, to reduce the risk of fire. Other duties include; Arson reduction activities, Crucial crew participation and delivery of education/intervention packages run at the Lifewise centre, delivery of school presentations to both primary and secondary schools, and to participate in the overall activities of Community Safety. This position involves the driving of Fire Safety vehicles and general education and training to members of the community, with the aim to reduce risk through Fire and Road Safety interventions.

For more information about the role contact Amanda Thompson on 07771 500729.

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via our website at http://www.syfire.gov.uk/jobs or by contacting our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 8th July 2022.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 25th July 2022 at the Lifewise Centre.

All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

To apply for this job please visit www.syfire.gov.uk.