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Community Safety Officer

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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters, Kingsway Fire Station
Salary details
£26,421 - £31,364 per annum (pro-rota)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
74 hours over four weeks
Closing Date
21 July 2024

The successful applicant will be required to travel around Derbyshire (pool car provided). 

Working as part of the Prevention Team you will deliver high level targeted intervention to those most at risk living within our communities.  Working to reduce fire deaths, injuries and emergency response across Derby and Derbyshire and to promote Health and Wellbeing. We are looking for someone with previous experience in multi-agency working and complex case work. You will be required to undertake school, partnership and group talks centered on reducing the risks of fire, develop links with local partner agencies and carry out safe and well checks, which may involve the fitting of smoke alarms where necessary. 

As part of your role, 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 vulnerable to health, safety and wellbeing concerns. A non-judgmental, compassionate, and open-minded approach will therefore be a requisite characteristic of the successful candidate. 

An understanding of how to signpost individuals into local services 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 15 hours one week and 22 hours the following week as detailed above; however, you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours. 

In return we offer. 

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 25 days, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Free, secure on-site car parking.
  • Health & wellbeing services, including free access to gyms at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service locations.
  • Employee discount scheme (Boost).
  • Employee support networks.
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay (subject to meeting eligibility criteria).
  • Occupational Sick Pay subject to length of service, increasing up to 6 months’ full & 6 months’ half after 5 years’ service.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Eligibility to join Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC) offering highly beneficial tax advantages 

Please be advised that we are currently in the process of introducing a new Job Evaluation scheme and will also be reviewing the pay and grading structure.  As a result of this all Support roles will be re-evaluated. 

We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect this, and all staff are expected to share this commitment. 

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. 

In addition, an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful applicant. 

All applicants must have a full valid UK driving licence. 

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The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 21ST July 2024. Interviews are due to take be held on Thursday 1ST August 2024.  

If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.