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  • Ref no: SFRS01389
  • Published: 21/11/19
  • Closes: 8/12/19
  • Location: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Various Locations, G72 7NA
  • Salary: £0.00
  • Contract Type: Voluntary
  • Position Type: Voluntary
  • Hours: 3 hours per week

The SFRS Youth Volunteer Scheme (YVS) is delivered by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in local fire stations across Scotland for young people between the ages of 12 – 18. It is one of Scotland’s newest uniformed youth organisations with a vision of impacting young people by enhancing opportunities for further education, employment and training.


Its main objective is to provide a safe environment in which young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the SFRS and actively support their community. Young people will be provided with varied activities and opportunities to develop learning, enhance inter-personal skills and confidence and achieve a sense of pride through representing SFRS in their communities.


To join us in achieving these exciting objectives as a Volunteer Youth Instructor we are looking for someone who genuinely enjoys working with young people and has a track record of successfully supporting similar projects, with an understanding of the challenges that young people are currently facing.


Volunteers are essential to everything we do in this programme and we are committed to providing the best possible volunteering experience for everyone who gives their time to the SFRS with a view to helping us fulfil the objectives of the SFRS Youth Volunteer Scheme.


Experience of working within the public, community or voluntary sector in a similar role would be an asset. You will be tactful and also respect confidentiality. You will also be patient and approachable with good levels of written, oral communication and teamwork skills. Your interpersonal skills will enable you to develop and maintain effective relationships with the young people and other team members.


This role will be based at various locations across Scotland and focused on ongoing work within the North, East and West Service Delivery areas.


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.


Applicants must meet the requirements of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme prior to being offered a volunteer post and are expected to maintain this while they are volunteering.


Further information about the main responsibilities of the role are detailed in the Volunteer Information Pack.


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

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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