Community Fire Safety Advocate – Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

The successful individual will join LFR’s Community Fire Safety team and work under the supervision of the community fire safety manager.

The advocate role promotes health, safety & wellbeing within the communities of Lincolnshire.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills. A flexible approach to service delivery will be required with opportunities to support targeted campaign activities across the county.

Lincolnshire fire and rescue are looking for an advocate to join our growing team.  The vacancy available is based at Spalding Fire Station.

The successful candidate will support the delivery of community safety activities across the County. Communication and engagement with members of the public will form a significant part of the role, as well as working closely with our partner agencies to provide expert advice and interventions where required.  LFR’s Community Safety Department are committed to promoting the safety, health and wellbeing of Lincolnshire’s communities.  Work will also include development and delivery of specific community safety initiatives and projects. Although working within the CFS Department, community safety work will be supported by various departments across the Service, so development of positive working relationships will be important to maximise delivery and safety messages.

Using a flexible approach to working, support the co-ordination of and promote opportunities to engage with the community in order to promote their health, safety & wellbeing.  Activities will include work to reduce dwelling fires and develop the wider Community Safety agenda.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 23rd January.

The successful candidate must pass Level 3 Lincolnshire Police Vetting before undertaking this role.

This vacancy will be based at Spalding Fire Station. However, other opportunities within the team may become available based at other locations.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Civil service sports council membership
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Professional support and development
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 30 days plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

If this sounds like your next career move, but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what we’re looking for, please do apply, we’d love to hear from you!

Best of luck with your application

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire 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.

Fluency Duty

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Closing date: January 8 2024

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