About the role
Nominally based at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Croydon Road, Reigate, RH2 0EJ. This position will require you to work in a variety of locations including schools, fire stations and private homes.
At Surrey Fire and Rescue Service we are putting prevention at the heart of our Service and we are looking for talented people who are ready for the challenge of engaging with our community, helping people to keep themselves safe and ensuring that the most vulnerable are supported where we can.
Are you a confident and clear communicator with experience of working in an educational setting?
Do you have the ability to prepare and deliver high quality presentations to different age groups in different settings?
Are you willing and able to communicate with a wide variety of age ranges, delivering safety messages and activities in anything from a 1:1 meeting to a group of young people?
Would you like to use these skills in a fire service setting?
We are looking for exceptional communicators who are able to help shape a new education programme with the support and guidance of the Education Manager and a new team of Education Officers. You will have a strong interest in sharing safety messages with children and young people and helping them to influence other members of the community with their safety knowledge.
You must have experience of working with children and young people and be able to show us how this work has helped create more positive outcomes for them. You should also be able to evidence good written and verbal skills.
You will report to the Education Manager and be part of the Children and Young People Team. You will be one of a team of Education Officers who will also help to deliver youth engagement activities; including as a Youth Engagement Scheme Instructor and as a Firewise Advisor as well as delivering the education programme. Firewise uses education to help children and young people stop playing with fire through 1:1 sessions. YES is a 5 day course for 14-17 year olds that uses fire -fighting skills to help them engage with education and the community.
We will provide specialist training in the area of juvenile fire setting and specific training to become a YES Instructor to ensure you can use both the skills you already have in working with children and young people and develop new skills.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description/person specification.
If you think you could be the person we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29/03/2020.
Interviews will take place on weeks commencing 27/04/2020 and 04/052020
Flexible working is supported where possible, and a laptop and mobile phone will be provided as well as access to a Service vehicle. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension is offered, as well as discounted childcare vouchers and the option to join our car lease scheme.
On appointment, you will receive a full induction to the organisation and role and have access to regular supervision and continuous professional development (CPD).
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.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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