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Youth Engagement Strategy Manager

Blue Light

Prevention & Protection


Youth Engagement Strategy Manager
Salary: £43,821 to £47, 688 (Grade J)
Hours: 36.25 (full time)
Contract: Fixed Term (approx. 9 months)
Location: Fire Service Headquarters - Swinton, Manchester 
Closing Date: Sunday 26th November 2017 (midnight)

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About the Role: 
Open new doors of opportunity to young people;

• Change the lives of children and young people
• Help to improve their quality of life and increase their employability
• Ensure activities and schemes are maintained and available
• Deliver youth engagement through a community focused service

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is looking for an innovative and passionate Youth Engagement Strategy Manager to lead a specialist team to design, develop and maintain a sustainable model that places the organisation at the heart of children and young peoples’ development within Greater Manchester and beyond.

You’ll provide strategic leadership and be responsible for the overall delivery of a high quality youth engagement function that improves the safety and life chances of children and young people between the ages of 0-25, with the ultimate aim of meeting customer expectations of quality and cost effectiveness. What’s more, you’ll develop youth provision in collaboration with partners and in line with Greater Manchester Strategy and Public Sector Reform agenda.

About Us:
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest fire and rescue services in the country, covering nearly 500 square miles, with a population of over 2.5 million people. Dealing with fires is only a part of what we do. Preventing them from happening in the first place is vital and this is where our Community Safety team will have a huge role to play in raising awareness and changing behaviours among vulnerable groups in the community.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by SI2013 1198 and is subject to an Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Applicants are required to disclose any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Act. Further information is available from 
About You :
You will:
• Have a recognised child protection/safeguarding qualification or appropriate management level knowledge of safeguarding
• Have a professional qualification or degree in youth work, education or social care
• Have experience of planning, developing and managing teams with a range of specific skills and responsibilities
• Have experience of performance management of staff
• Have experience of the development of policy and strategy
• Have experience of developing and leading community safety strategies

Working in a fast-moving, pressurised environment, your experience and cooperation really matters. But more than that, you will be making a real difference to the children and young people of Greater Manchester.

Crucially you must be seeking to inspire and looking for an opportunity to really make a difference, not just a job.

To start your career with one of the busiest Fire & Rescue Services in the UK apply online and await our contact. 

Interviews will be held on 6th December 2017.

If you are an internal candidate applying from home, please use the staff login facility to navigate via Big Red to the internal vacancies page. From here login to the internal recruitment portal using your GMFRS user name and password.


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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

26th Nov 2017