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Wildfire and Rural Partnership Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/11150/8675
  • Published: Mon 18/05/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £27,099 - £29,912 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Fire and Rescue Headquarters

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Wildfire and Rural Partnership Officer

Subject to the ongoing, national situation it is essential that we continue recruiting safely and fairly. As such, it may be the case that this advert’s closing date and interview date may change at short notice. If this is the case and you have started but not completed an application, we will email you the new closing date so that you do not miss the opportunity to submit your application.

About the role

Role Purpose

The role will be responsible for working in partnership to deliver the community safety programmes with a specific focus on the prevention concerning locations at risk of wildfire and in rural locations. The post holder will be instrumental in educating and working with key stakeholders in such environments for example the national farmers union. The post holder will be comfortable to communicate with at all levels of the wider community and oversee programmes associated.


Work Context

The post is based is SHQ, Reigate. The post holder will need to be able to travel to various sites and locations across the county as required to meet the demands of the role, as deemed appropriate.


Representative Accountabilities

Service Development
• Manage the daily running of a customer facing service to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
• Review and make recommendations for the improvement of relevant business processes and practices.

Planning & Organising
• Assist in development and project work, and working with other staff to provide information and feedback.

Analysis, Reporting & Documentation
• Maintain specialist archives or records relevant to the service area.
• Provide advice and support to projects using specialist knowledge.

Finance/Resource Management
• Maintain relevant accounts as part of the day to day running of the service.

Work with others
• Liaise, communicate and work in partnership with other internal departments, partner organisations, the community and volunteers.

People Management
• May coordinate, supervise and guide team members.

Duties for all
Values: To uphold the values and behaviours of the organisation.
Equality & Diversity: To work inclusively, with a diverse range of stakeholders and promote equality of opportunity.
Health, Safety & Welfare: To work alongside colleagues in the maintenance of a safe working environment reporting incidents, accidents, repairs and maintenance promptly and taking appropriate action as required. Adherence to safe working under the health and safety policy is required.
To have regard to and comply with safeguarding policy and procedure as appropriate.



• Suitable training or qualifications in subjects areas associated with land management, the countryside and wildfires.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Working effectively with members of the community, including the ability to be able to communicate effectively to all levels in an organisation.

Role Summary

Roles at this level provide a practical front line support service in a specialist area working as necessary with volunteers, community, professional groups and local organisations to ensure provision of a service. They may supervise a team and manage delivery in their own service area or hold knowledge used to provide a specialist service to the public with in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular functional area. Planning and organising is a key element, mainly in terms of planning own time, planning and prioritising for the weeks ahead. Although most work will follow established patterns, initiative is needed to resolve problems and queries based on experience and judgement, mainly without reference to others, but with access to clear guidance.


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Contact details

If you would like to arrange a time for an informal discussion contact  If you think you could be the person we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

Flexible working is supported where possible, and a laptop and mobile phone will be provided as well as access to a Service vehicle. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension is offered, as well as discounted childcare vouchers and the option to join our car lease scheme.

On appointment, you will receive a full induction to the organisation and role and have access to regular supervision and continuous professional development (CPD).

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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About the organisation

Our Values

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.

Surrey Fire and Rescue's Values and behaviours