Home Safety Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £14.38 per hour
Published 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Gemma Lillington
Job ref BCC0001701_1614597096

Job description

Temporary Home Safety Officer required for a local government organisation based in Belfast City Centre.

Rate of Pay: £14.38 per hour

Location: Belfast

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday (08:30-17:00)

Duration: 3 months pending review

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • To supervise the operation of the home safety check scheme and to develop and evaluate home safety activities from inception through implementation to review
  • To assist in the administration of the home safety check scheme
  • To coordinate educational outreach and promotional work related to home safety including organising and implementing campaigns and exhibitions
  • To research and identify sponsorship and funding opportunities for a range of home safety activities
  • To administer, implement and review any programmes which are externally funded
  • To research and develop good practice and maintain innovative and continuous improvement in home safety activities
  • To keep under review developments in the field of home safety to ensure a sound knowledge of current statistical information, legislation, specific hazards and their avoidance, current good practice and official guidance and to share this knowledge with colleagues, staff and customers
  • To actively participate in the unit's business planning process including the development of annual marketing plan
  • To promote involvement from statutory, private, voluntary and community sectors to support home safety activities by proactively establishing and maintaining a network of relevant contacts
  • To build and develop partnerships with relevant bodies such as local schools, BELB, NIHE and Belfast Community Trusts
  • To create and design promotional materials targeted at the specific needs and expectations of a wide range of groups and individuals
  • To assist in the organisation, planning and implementation of induction training of home safety assistants, to identify their continuing training needs and to assist the organisation, planning and implementation, as required, in the design and implementation of training programmes to address those needs
  • To establish and maintain links with local news media, through the communications department, subject to all relevant policies, and to participate in interviews as required

Essential criteria:

  • Possess a full, current driving licence which enables candidate to drive in Northern Ireland and have a car available for official business
  • Be able to demonstrate, by providing specific examples, at least one year's relevant experience in each of the following areas;
    • coordinating educational outreach and promotional work including organising and implementing campaigns and exhibitions preferably on home safety or other relevant area;
    • undertaking community engagement or involvement activities and developing networks or partnerships; and
    • managing assigned staff on a daily basis including programming workloads and priorities

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

Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles.


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