South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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Fire Community Safety Officer


Contract: 1.5fte Permanent, 0.5fte Temporary

Salary: Grade 4 (£24,294 - £25,979)


Hours: 37 hours – full time, 18.5 hours – part time

Work Pattern: Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 16:30 Hours, Friday 08:30 - 16:00 Hours


Location: Various sites across South Yorkshire


A number of permanent & temporary opportunities are available within our Prevention department for Fire Community Safety Officers, based across sites in South Yorkshire.

The overall purpose of the role will be to deliver an effective prevention programme to the communities of South Yorkshire in line with the prevention strategy. This will be done through community engagement focusing on Fire, Road and Water Safety.

To be considered for this role you will have previous experience of:

  • Dealing with members of the public, providing guidance and advice face to face
  • The promotion of a safer community via community education and intervention
  • Working with a high degree of autonomy with minimum supervision
  • Administration duties

You must possess:

  • A full UK driving licence

The key duties will include:

  • Carrying out Home Fire Safety visits to the diverse communities of South Yorkshire
  • Delivering Fire Setter Interventions for children and young people
  • Delivering education package within schools up to Key Stage 4
  • Promote and deliver community safety messages to the public at fetes, galas and other community events

For more information about the role contact Community Safety Coordinator Mushrat Javaid on 07768 418022 or email mjavaid@syfire.gov.uk.

An application form for the role can be found here or by contacting our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 hours on Sunday 2 June 2024. 

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 17 June 2024.

New starters will commence on the bottom of the salary grade and will receive increases to the top of the grade on an incremental basis. We offer 28 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays.  Annual leave increases after 5 years’ service to 32 days, followed by an extra day a year up to a maximum of 37 days.  We also operate a generous flexi time attendance scheme.

Other benefits include; a cycle 2 work scheme, a free on site gym, enhanced maternity and paternity schemes and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We warmly welcome applications from individuals who identify with underrepresented groups within our workforce, including individuals from Minority Ethnic backgrounds, women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT+), and individuals with disabilities. In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours. We believe that a diverse workforce leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making, and we are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and a minimum of a standard level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which includes current and spent criminal records information. Enhanced checks with barred lists will be carried out for roles that undertake ‘regulated activity’ which is a term related to working with children or vulnerable adults.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People.  All staff are expected to share this commitment.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

This content was last updated on May 07th, 2024