Job vacancy: Fire Community Safety Officer (SY Fire & Rescue)

Post Title:Fire Community Safety Officer
Contract:3 x Fixed Term Contract until 31.03.2022
Salary:Grade 4  (£20,092 – £21,748)
Hours:Full Time – 37 Hours per week (Flexi Time)
Work Pattern:Mon – Fri Fixed Hours 0830 – 1630 Mon – Thurs 0830 – 1600 Friday
Location:Lifewise Centre
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An opportunity has arisen within our Prevention & Protection section for Fire Community Safety Officers, based at the Lifewise Centre in Maltby.

The overall purpose of the roles will be to assist in the delivery of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s Community Safety Strategy, through Fire and Road Safety Education and appropriate interventions.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of Customer Care, an awareness of the promotion of a safer community via Community Education and intervention, experience of delivering presentations to adults and children, basic administration skills, experience of dealing with members of the public face to face, ability to work as part of a team, working with public sector/public agencies, effective communication skills at all levels.

You must possess a full driving licence, Customer Care NVQ level II or equivalent or be able to demonstrate substantial work experience in this area.

The key duties will be to undertake appropriate Fire and Road Safety intervention measures in the community, in accordance with the Organisation’s policies and procedures. The role includes activities such as; conducting home safety checks, the fitting of smoke/heat alarms and giving safety advice and putting interventions in place, to reduce the risk of fire. Other duties include; Arson reduction activities, Crucial crew participation and delivery of education/intervention packages run at the Lifewise centre, delivery of school presentations to both primary and secondary schools, and to participate in the overall activities of Community Safety. This position involves the driving of Fire Safety vehicles and general education and training to members of the community, with the aim to reduce risk through Fire and Road Safety interventions.

For more information about the role contact Claire Walsh on 07768 418022.

How to apply

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via our website at or by contacting our Recruitment Team at

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on Friday 5th March 2021 All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website