Community Safety Officer

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Grade 5
Full Time
3 months

Temporary Community Safety Officer


A temporary opportunity has become available for the position of Community Safety Officer within the Eastern Service Delivery Group. This is an exciting opportunity to help make Staffordshire a safer place to be.

Salary:  Grade 5 (£26,421 - £28,770)

Hours: 37 hours per week - Flexible working scheme is in operation

Duration: 3 months

Location: Eastern Service Delivery Group (ESDG)


About the role:


The aim of the role is to contribute to the implementation of the Fire and Rescue Service’s (FRS) Prevention, Protection, Road Safety, and Business Safety Strategy and to support the delivery of the corporate objectives within the services Safety Plan.


Duties Include: (see full job description attached)


  • Focus on wider prevention delivery and on specifics such as extended Safe and Well visits. This will include working with vulnerable individuals through a case conference. This could involve taking the lead and chairing meetings in relation to fire related concerns.
  • Gather evidence, record, and implement solutions to support members of our community.
  • Work alongside crews, volunteers, and partners to plan and deliver outcomes in an effective manner.
  • Increase the effectiveness of community engagement within local areas.
  • Be aware of prevention priorities and integrate these into all prevention activity.
  • Deliver and co-ordinate prevention initiatives on a range of topics, together with partners where required, as determined by the Prevent Delivery Lead and Central Prevent and Protect.
  • Following the delivery of initiatives by Prevention teams, support the evaluation, feedback, and delivery outcome process. Monitor the demand of incidents to enable informed decisions to be taken on future prevention activity.
  • Operate administration systems for the referral of concerns highlighted by technicians and operational crews, including recording and monitoring.
  • Represent SFRS at partnership meetings to promote prevention activities and share best practice/data, as commensurate with the role.
  • Case-manage those most at risk in our community, as identified by partners, crews or technicians following a Home Fire Safety Visit. This will be in the form of an extended HFSV, utilising partners where appropriate and taking ownership of the recording of these.
  • Carry out fire safe training when required, and visit children and young people who have been flagged as fire setters.
  • Support the delivery of prevention training to all staff, including at WT and RDS training courses.


Person Specification:


You should have good communication, organisation, and IT skills.  The ideal candidate should have experience of delivering and presenting to varied audiences, and have the ability to use intelligence and data to drive initiatives.

A full Driving Licence is essential and candidates should have access to own vehicle with suitable business use insurance.


Previous experience of Community Safety initiatives, working with key partners, and with vulnerable people, would be advantageous.


Retained personnel wishing to apply, must ensure any revised declaration is approved by their Station Manager prior to submitting their application.  HR will require confirmation from the Station Manager via email before considering the application.


Additional Information:


This vacancy is being advertised both internally, externally & agency.


Closing date for receipt of all applications is 11th March 2024.


Please apply by clicking on to our Internal Careers site.


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.


All communication regarding this vacancy will be issued via email, so please check your email account on a regular basis.


If you have any enquiries please contact:

Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 
  • DBS check
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.