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Home Safety and Fuel Stamps Project Officer

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £14.63 per hour
Published about 1 year ago
Start date ASAP
Contact email Robyn Barry
Job ref RQ664143_1662110003

Job description

Home Safety and Fuel Stamps Project Officer

Rate of Pay: £14.63

Location: Cecil Ward Building

Hours: 18.5 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


To be responsible to the Principal Environmental Health Officer (Environmental Protection, Public Health and Housing) or appropriate manager to assist in the efficient and effective development and implementation of the client's Oil Fuel Stamp Scheme. To assist the Home Safety Officer in the efficient and effective development, and implementation of the objectives of the Home Safety Check Scheme. To carry out home safety checks and deliver the appropriate equipment to qualifying households in Belfast and to assist in the coordination of educational outreach work including delivering safety presentations and workshops to community groups. To develop and maintain high standards of service delivery, through partnership working with various agencies and external groups. To undertake all allocated tasks within agreed time and quality targets.


  • To travel to private homes, using own vehicle, within the constituent client areas as part of the Client's Home Safety Check Scheme to carry out inspections for safety hazards, advise residents on home safety and testing smoke alarms, use of carbon monoxide detectors, etc based on current knowledge of risk and good practice
  • To independently carry out a need's assessment, provide approved equipment on this basis, and ensure that residents know how to use it safely to reduce their risk of accidental injury.
  • To undertake regular stock taking to replenish and distribute heavy items i.e., fireguards, stairgates etc.
  • To make appropriate referrals to other agencies such as NIFRS, Occupational Therapists, Warmer Homes, Social Services, Optimise, Good Morning Call Scheme, Living Well/Living Longer, Safe and Well, Sure Start, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Police and Community Safety Partnership, Sensory Support Team and local councils on the basis of a needs assessment and with the consent of the resident.
  • To maintain written records of each home safety visit and complete computer records for the RoSPA database (recording through Data Pen Project/iPad).
  • To meet targets for home visits in each area based on Service Level Agreements with Public Health Agency giving priority to those at most risk.
  • To be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of a council-based Oil Fuel Stamp Scheme, including its extension across the city.
  • To be responsible for monitoring and evaluating activities relating to the scheme including monitoring the sale of fuel stamps within the various fuel stamp outlets, investigating any irregularities and resolving problems as necessary in conjunction with departmental business support staff.
  • To engage with various fuel stamp outlets and users of the scheme to encourage optimum participation.
  • To build relationships and alliances in partnership with other agencies involved with fuel poverty and to liaise with, and form links and networks with local community centres and relevant contacts.

Essential criteria

Applicants must

  • possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a have a car available for official business use, or, access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the post in full[1]; and


  • have a third level qualification in a relevant subject such as business studies, marketing, communications, project management, business management or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's relevant experience in the following areas:


  • have at least two years' relevant experience in each of the following areas:
  • providing advice to consumers;
  • interagency working and networking with the community and voluntary sector; and
  • delivering presentations to community groups.


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

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