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Salary: Starting at £24,313 Band 6 (rising to £26,999)

Closing date: Midnight on 12th March 2020



The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:


The Service

The Community Safety Department is responsible for the delivery of a number of programmes aimed at keeping our communities safe and well by providing excellence and quality in all we deliver. 


The role

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is looking for a Community Safety Support Officer to join its Community Safety Department.

We are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic Community Safety Officer, to join our highly successful team to support the delivery of the Prince’s Trust Programme. There will also be other opportunities in role to support other Community Safety Department programmes: Safe and Wellbeing Programme, Extinguish Fire Awareness Programme and Young Firefighters Cadet Programme.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the health and well-being of communities and strengthen relationships between the fire and rescue service and the communities it serves with an emphasis on young people.  We are seeking individuals who are committed to developing young peoples’ ability to enable them to to achieve; your innovative strategies to engage and motivate and your commitment to embedding safeguarding, equality and diversity in everything you do is key to these roles.


We are offering:
  • A starting salary of £24,313 Band 6 (rising to £26,999)
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
  • A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
  • Flexible working arrangements (delete if not applicable)


Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Youth work qualification
  • Assessor qualification
  • Child Protection Level 1 Training


  • Able to demonstrate adequate knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Legislation.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with basic IT skills.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver theoretical and practical training.
  • Able to demonstrate adequate knowledge of relevant child protection and vulnerable adult legislation.


Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview at West Hartford HQ, Cramlington.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Stephen Drew, Team Leader 01670621147 and to apply please follow the below link:

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 12th March 2020.

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