Community Champions

  • 0 0 Per annum (pro rata)
  • Various
  • Various hours per week
  • Subject to DBS check
  • Fire Service Headquarters, Hinchingbrooke Cottage, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, PE29 2NA
  • Closing date

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has relaunched its volunteer scheme and is looking for people to become Community Champions across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

As part of their activities they support and participate in local initiatives and campaigns, helping to spread the word to our local communities about keeping safe. They cover everything from fire safety in the home, to road and water safety.

  • Attending local events – Representing CFRS at events, such as school fetes, school presentations, community festivals and pride events.
  • Community Fire Station Open Days – helping out at events and sharing safety advice.
  • Fire Station Car Washes – Helping out and sharing safety advice.
  • Community Fire safety campaigns – targeted activities to coincide with safety themes, such as electrical appliance safety, firework safety and cooking safety.
  • Taking part in large-scale joint training exercises - Volunteers can act as injured casualties/concerned bystanders, helping to make training scenarios as realistic as possible.

Community Champions receive training as part of the role to help develop their skills. The opportunity also gives volunteers the opportunity to enhance their CVs, make new friends and improve their knowledge of the work undertaken by CFRS. No previous qualifications or specific skills are needed to become a Community Champion and CFRS is always seeking people from diverse backgrounds.

How does the process work?

When you have submitted an 'expression of interest' to recruitment@cambsfire.gov.uk  the recruitment team will review your document. If you meet the initial criteria, you will be invited to an interview. Date, time and location will be confirmed by recruitment.

To find out more please read the below job description and person specification.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion, please complete the attached form to recruitment@cambsfire.gov.uk

Please be aware this is a voluntary post.