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Inverness Fire Station 16 Harbour Road Longman West Inverness, IV1 1TB
£32,041 - £34,472 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
25 hours per week
Work From Home:

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Community Safety Advocate.

The post is based in Inverness Community Fire Station, but there will be an expectation for the postholder to travel to identified stations (Wholetime and On Call) alongside community hubs within the Highland LSO Area.

This is a part-time opportunity, working 25 hours per week, however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.

The Community Safety Advocate will be part of the LSO Area Community Action Team (CAT) with a requirement to assist in the delivery of the objectives outlined in the Prevention and Protection (P&P) Strategy, Local Fire Plans, Local P&P plans, Local Outcome Improvement Plans, Thematic Action Plans. Activities to be undertaken include identifying, engaging and educating individuals and communities at an increased risk of fire. Partnership working will be a key element of the role in order to raise fire risk awareness and generate high value HFSV referrals. Advocates will be required to support thematic areas of work including road safety, working with children and young people, and engaging with older persons and water safety.

Candidates must have experience of working as part of a team, with excellent time management skills and sound communication skills, both written and verbal and must possess organisation and prioritisation skills with the ability to work with minimal supervision. The candidate must be confident when delivering information to a large volume of adults and children as required by the role. The successful candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and also possess a full driving license. Candidates will require to pass an ICAT basic and will be placed onto a series of courses including British Sign Language, Naloxone, fireskills, FSSE, Safeguarding training and other partnership courses relevant to the role in the Highland area.

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack.

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements. A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. The successful candidate will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and will be required to carry out regulated work with adults and children.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please email People Services at

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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  • Scottish Living Wage
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