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Community Safety Officer

£22,571 to £27,514
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue have an exciting opportunity for a Community Safety Officer to join the team. Location: Erewash/Derby City Salary: £22,571 - £27,514 per annum (pro rota for 30 hours) Hours: 30 or 37 hours per week The successful applicant will be required to travel around the South Delivery Area (pool car provided from office base) All applicants must have a full UK driving licence. Community Safety Officer The Role: Working as part of the Prevention & Inclusion department, the main purpose of the role is to provide community safety advice to the public. We are looking for someone with previous experience in community associated initiatives and complex case work. You will be required to undertake school, partnership and group talks centered on the service fire prevention strategy, develop links with local partner agencies, give guidance to householders on how to reduce the risk of fire and carry out safe and well checks, which may involve the fitting of smoke alarms where necessary. There will be occasions where you will be required to work with people who are vulnerable and may be living, for a variety of reasons, in conditions that place them at high risk to their health, safety and wellbeing. A non-judgmental, compassionate and open minded approach will therefore be a requisite characteristic of the successful candidate. Community Safety Officer You: - An understanding of health and wellbeing initiatives and Safeguarding is essential to the role alongside the workings of external agencies and the services they provide - You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience of presenting information to a wide variety of audiences including working with multi-agency settings - The preparation of reports and knowledge of performance monitoring is required The normal working week is 30 hours (over 4 days, Tuesday to Friday) or 37 hours, however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours. In return we offer flexible working hours, family friendly policies, free car parking, health & wellbeing services, discount scheme and eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities. Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK. A basic disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant. The closing date for completed applications and submission of Job Related Test is Midnight Sunday 2nd October 2022. The Job Related Test will require you to submit a 3 minute video, further details are provided on the application form. Interviews will be held on or around Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2022. To submit your application for this exciting Community Safety Officer opportunity, please click Apply now
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