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Adult Safety Advocate

Role: Adult Safety Advocate                 
Location: Northern Service Delivery Group                     
Responsible to: Community Safety Leads
Hours: Minimum of 8 hours per month (average over 6 months)

Overall function

To support and assist Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service in the planning, coordination and delivery of community safety activities.

To deliver fire safety messages to adults across Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under- Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands.  This will include attending public events to promote current campaigns and delivering Community Fire Safety presentations.

To support the work of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with partner agencies to enhance the safety and wellbeing of the community.

Principal activities may include:

  • Assisting the Central Prevent & Protect team to provide appropriate advice, targeting at risk groups such as older people and those who are most at risk from fire.
  • Supporting the safety leads to coordinate, publicise, deliver and complete any administration work relevant to community safety events and activities.
  • Delivering fire safety presentations to community groups.
  • Delivering the Olive Branch presentation to care professionals and volunteer groups.
  • Support the promotion and delivery of national, seasonal and local safety events e.g. Home fire, cooking, bonfire and religious festival safety.
  • Attending relevant training courses when required.
  • Abide by the policies and procedures associated with these tasks.
  • Carrying out any other specific duties in support of the Corporate Safety Plan under the direction of the Community Safety Lead.

Benefits for the volunteer

The placement will provide an opportunity to:

  • Be involved in delivering a valuable service to the community.
  • Meet new people.
  • Enjoy the experience of volunteering as part of a friendly team.
  • Increase their confidence and gain new knowledge and employability skills.
  • Increase computer literacy skills and administration experience.
  • Contribute to the success of protecting people from the risk of fire in their own homes and providing a safer community to make Staffordshire the safest place to be.

Training

All volunteers will be required to attend a Corporate Induction Day and any additional relevant training sessions, as and when required, in order to meet the demand of their principal activities.

Person specification

Essential

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Clear written and verbal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to achieve deadlines, work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work as a team member or as an individual
  • Maintain a flexible, positive and responsive approach to duties 
  • Good administration and coordination skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Driving license. Have the use of a vehicle and be willing to enter into the ‘casual car’ user scheme.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, databases and other computer tools
  • Experience of organising and coordinating events