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Community Road Safety Volunteer

Role: Community Road Safety Volunteer
Responsible to: Volunteer coordinator
Hours: Minimum of 8 hours per month (average over 6 months)

Overall function

  • Support and assist Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership in the planning, coordination and delivery of community road safety activities.
  • To help make a different in local communities by helping to reduce the speed that motorists travel through villages and towns.
  • To help support road safety initiatives and events within Staffordshire.

Principal activities may include

  • To support the Community Speed Watch with responsibility for the use of the device and identify which vehicles are exceeding the speed limit.
  • To support the Community Speed Watch by collecting and recording details of the vehicles exceeding the speed limit.
  • To work within a team of 2 to 3 volunteers and co-ordinate when, how long and chosen locations.

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 skills.
  • Contribute to the success of community speed watch which can greatly affect the quality of life for communities.

Training

All volunteers will be required to attend a one day induction course with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue.  Community Speed Watch training provided Staffordshire Police for 2 hours. 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
  • Ability to achieve deadlines, work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Maintain a flexible, positive and responsive approach to duties 
  • Good administration and Coordination skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to carry equipment, stand for periods of time in varying temperatures (medical conditions must be disclosed and will be assessed prior to training)

Desirable

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