Children and Young People Advocate Instructor - Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

  • Multiple Locations
  • Casual
  • Grade 5 - Instructor rate: £14.63 per hour / Lead Instructor: £15.60 per hour

We have an exciting opportunity, and applications are invited for those who would be interested in becoming a member of our Children and Young People (CYP) team as an Enhanced Community Safety Advocate to support the delivery of our Uniformed Group Programmes. Supported by our operational members of staff, our programmes are aimed at reducing fire risk, crime and anti-social behaviour, through education by building on our Service Values. We also offer the opportunity for the students and Fire Cadets to attain a recognised BTEC qualification, as well as positive engagement and providing a safe place for them to develop lifelong skills and friendships.
Successful candidates will be offered a Casual Agreement, to undertake this work on an ad-hoc basis.

We are seeking people with a keen interest to make a difference.

Ideally, successful candidates will:
- Have good people skills;
- Have organisation skills;
- Be self-motivated;
- Have experience of working with young people;
- Have good written and verbal skills;
- Be an active team member;
- Be IT literate;
- Have knowledge of Health and Safety to promote and support safe and effective working within the field of youth work;
- Have an understanding of current legislation and guidance relating to working with Children and Young People.

Our values
As a Service and as individuals:
- We are proud to help;
- We are honest;
- We are respectful;
- We are working together.

Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, applicants who are successful at shortlisting will be required to declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, including those which would be considered to be 'spent' within the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, for other purposes, and any other relevant information relating to police enquiries. This position is exempt from the Act by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended). An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be sought in the event of a successful application. In addition, each applicant will be required to undertake a safer recruitment interview and, if successful, attend specific training for the post of Enhanced Community Safety Advocate CYP Instructor.

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service recognise and celebrate the vast diversity of the local communities that we serve and aspire for this to be reflected in our workforce. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs who share our values to join our team.

If you would like to be considered for this post, then please complete an application and submit your CV. Please note that, as part of our Safer Recruitment Process, your CV will need to cover your full employment history and you will be asked to provide an explanation for any gaps in employment.
If you are an internal applicant, please note the following:
In line with the Working Time Directive and the ability to fulfil the requirement of the role, you will only be shortlisted if you have Line Manager approval of your application and are able to conduct this type of work without affecting existing contractual obligations.
Please apply by 9am on the closing date.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationNorth DevonMid DevonSomersetSouth HamsTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    Barnstaple / Bovey Tracey / Bridgwater / Frome / Tiverton / Plympton / Wincanton

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupYouth & Community

  • Salary Details

    Grade 5 - Instructor rate: £14.63 per hour / Lead Instructor: £15.60 per hour

  • Job TermCasual
  • Appointment TypeCasual
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required