About the role
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 (YES) 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 firesetting 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.
Nominally based at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Reigate, this position will require you to work in a variety of locations including schools, private homes and fire stations.
If you think you could be the person we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Pompei by e-mail at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12/07/2020. Interviews will take place on week commencing 27/07/2020.
Please note, if you have made a previous application for this position and were not successful, unfortunately your application will not be shortlisted as part of this process.
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.
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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