Community Partnerships Advisor

Based at:           Avon Fire & Rescue Service HQ - Portishead
Contract:           Permanent
Hours:                37 hours per week
Salary:               Hay 9 (£21,589 - £24,799)
Closing date:   Noon on Friday 23 August 2019

Our Risk Reduction team reaches out to the most vulnerable people in our communities, to help ensure they can live safely. To help us do this, we work in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and groups who can put us in touch with vulnerable people, so that we can visit them and provide safety advice and equipment, and reduce the risk of harm.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join our Partnerships team as the vital link between Avon Fire & Rescue Service and the above organisations and groups. You will develop and maintain partner relationships, and provide ‘point of contact’ advice and guidance for our staff in relation to community partnership working. You will also contribute to partnership projects that enable us to target those who are most in need of our services.

To be considered as a candidate you will be a motivated team player who has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues relating to vulnerable people and the support available. You will have experience of working with organisations and groups that support vulnerable people, and a proven history of establishing and maintaining partnership relationships.

You will be required to drive and must hold a current full driving licence. Service pool cars are available, however if you use your own vehicle appropriate allowances will be paid.Duties may involve evening work.

An in-depth Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check will be necessary.As this post is based at Police & Fire Headquarters in Portishead, a security clearance process will also be required.

How to apply:

The job description is available to download on our website www.avonfire.gov.uk. Once you have read the job description please complete our application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role, giving examples where possible. This will help us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please quote job reference number 1522 on any communications. Thank you.