Putting Prevention at the heart of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service we are looking to recruit new talent into the Community Safety Team. This role is both exciting and rewarding; developing and promoting safety especially to the most vulnerable in Surrey.
If you can answer Yes to the questions below and think you are the person we are looking for, we would love to hear from you:
- Can you design, deliver and manage creative campaigns and events, both face to face and online, that:
- engage both large and small groups of people
- cultivate the instinct of safety: from fire, on the roads, around water and from other emergencies
- promote the Community Safety Team and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service?
- Are you driven to achieve, a great communicator and enjoy working with a range of people from different backgrounds, ages and abilities?
- Are you able to build rapport, develop collaborative partnerships with organisations and people who have a shared vision and purpose; to support and sponsor our varied safety campaigns and events?
- Are you innovative, have a creative approach and a can-do attitude?
- Are you organised, efficient, able to work under pressure, anticipate and resolve problems?
- Would you like to use your skills in a fire service setting?
This is a new position that gives you an opportunity to develop campaigns and events for the Community Safety Team and inform Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s strategy through evaluation and reporting success.
You will lead the local delivery of national community safety initiatives and play a key role in shaping publicity materials, including digital and social media safety messages to inform and raise public awareness.
The Community Safety Team delivers a wide variety of initiatives including Safe Drive Stay Alive (SDSA), Firewise Scheme, the Youth Engagement Scheme (YES), Fire Cadets, Safe and Well Visits to vulnerable adults, fire investigations and education programmes in schools across Surrey. You will report to the Children and Young People Team Manager and be part of the Community Safety Team.
Nominally based at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Woodhatch Place, Reigate, this position will require you to work in a variety of locations across Surrey. You may also be required to attend local, regional or national meetings associated with your role
On appointment, you will receive a full induction to the organisation and role and have access to continuous professional development (CPD).
The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27/07/2021.
Interviews will take place in week commencing 16/08/2021 or 23/08/2021.
To be shortlisted for interview for this position your application will clearly evidence the required skills, experience and behaviours as listed in the job description. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
A Standard DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check will be required for this role.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.