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Community Safety Coordinator

Information

Reference:

VAC000180

Closing Date:

27 October 2021 at midnight

Category:

Support

Region:

Buckinghamshire

Location:

High Wycombe Fire Station, St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2HE

Salary:

£29, 789 – £30, 327 a year

Package:

  • Full time
  • Permanent contract
  • 37 hour week
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

An opportunity has arisen within the Prevention team at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service for a Community Safety Coordinator with a passion for working with the community and improving the lives of vulnerable people. The Community Safety Coordinator will be based at High Wycombe Fire Station.

Are you outgoing, personable and keen to make a real difference to our community? Then you could be you who we are looking for!

Based at High Wycombe Fire Station, the perfect candidate for our Community Safety Coordinator role will have a passion for:

  • Working with the community.
  • Sharing advice and providing support.
  • Developing networks.
  • Improving the lives of vulnerable people.

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting our firefighters across the south of the county. This includes planning and delivering community safety initiatives. Such initiatives include reducing accidental and deliberate dwelling fires. Along with other localised risks and promoting community safety principles. Knowledge in this area would be beneficial, however this is not essential as training will be provided.

Another important part of the role includes working with partners and community contacts to Identify and develop networks which support the delivery of our key messages.  This requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

The right candidate will be joining a great team of enthusiastic prevention professionals, and play a key role in supporting our work across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to:

  • Deliver our Fire and Wellness programme.
  • Build successful multi-agency Prevention partnerships.
  • Provide targeted support to those in our community who are the most vulnerable or at greatest risk.

For further information about Community Safety Coordinator role click the the link to the right.

Interviews – w/c 8 November 2021

Anticipated start date – December 2021/January 2022

(Internal applicants please log in using your iTrent Self Service username and password)


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

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Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

Do Support Staff receive a pension?

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Yes, our Support Staff are enrolled into a local government pension scheme, unless they choose to opt out.

Do you offer any work experience or volunteering opportunities?

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Yes. Although we do not offer operational work experience opportunities, we do have a number of Support Staff work experience roles available. However, this is dependent on the department you wish to work in.

Unfortunately, we do not offer volunteering opportunities.

Are there any apprentice opportunities available?

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Yes. Apprentice opportunities are listed on the Jobs page when they become available.

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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Yes, there are many benefits to being a member of the Support Staff team, these include but are not limited to:
– Free on-site gyms
– Free on-site parking
– Employee assistance programme
– Childcare vouchers/tax-free childcare
– Annual leave entitlement
– Maternity/paternity leave
– Pension scheme
– Ride to work bicycle scheme

Would I receive a pension as a Support Staff employee?

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Yes, you would be enrolled into a local government pension scheme.

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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We undertake Disclosure and Barring Checks for employees in all front facing roles, and where:
– Employees are new to the Authority and appointed to a role where a check is necessary
– When existing employees move into a role where a check is necessary and do not have an in-date check
– As part of the three yearly renewal process for all employees with enhanced checks
During the three-year period, if there is anything relevant, employees are required to declare it.

My faith requires me to fast; can I still apply for Support Staff roles?

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Yes, you can still fast, but it is important that all members of the Service are able to perform their core role while on duty. We encourage staff who choose to fast to discuss it with their line manager. Employees have a responsibility for being fit for duty and, where fasting has affected a member of staff adversely, they must tell their manager immediately.

What are the working hours for Support Staff roles?

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Contractual hours of work for Support Staff employees are 37 hours a week. Their normal pattern of work is agreed with their line manager, and can be varied to meet service requirements following appropriate consultation with the employee.