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Job Description 

Job Title   
Bobby Scheme Safety Technician

£25,270 (£31,695 FTE)
Option to join the company pension scheme

Monday – Thursday (4 days) 08:00 – 16:00

Purpose of Job 
Working for our charity, providing free safety and security home visits for vulnerable and elderly residents, fitting practical items and giving advice.

Role Requirements 

Experience in dealing face to face with vulnerable and elderly members of the community.

Display excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to patiently and empathetically communicate with Bobby Scheme clients and their families when visiting them in their homes to conduct a safety and security survey.

Be competent to identify the security items required and complete the fitting. Security items installed may include; smoke detectors, replacement door locks, door chains, spy holes, key safes, video doorbells and window locks. Electrical work is not required.

Confidently provide advice and reassurance regarding safety and security, including home fire safety, to clients and/or family members.

Give talks and presentations about the work of the Bobby Scheme and provide home safety and security advice to community groups.

Maintain accurate records of works carried out during visits including works completed and stocks utilised.

Interact with local service providers to promote the services of the Bobby Scheme.

Personal Specification 

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, with a genuine interest in supporting the vulnerable and elderly, and who will work well on their own, remotely from the office, which is based in Eastleigh.

Presentation, punctuality and an empathetic approach are essential along with a bright, cheerful personality with a willingness to help others.

The applicant should be both numerate and literate; GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics and English are desirable. DIY (or higher) skill level for equipment fitting is required, however some training will be provided.

The successful candidate is required to live on the Isle of Wight.

The role requires the Safety Technician to drive between appointments. A full clean UK Driving licence is essential. A driving assessment will be carried out during the induction.

The successful applicant must pass police vetting prior to starting in the role. This is renewed every three years.

Additional Role Information 

A van will be supplied, this will be kept at the Fire Station closest to Safety Technician’s home. This will be the start and finish point on a working day.

Training will be provided on home safety and security and home fire safety.

Visits and talks will be primarily on the Isle of Wight however the Safety Technician will be required to travel to Hampshire to conduct visits to support the demand as needed. They will also be required to travel to the head office in Eastleigh several times a year for team meetings and for any required training, including induction training. Travel costs will be paid.

CV and supporting letter of application should be sent to info@bluelamptrust.org.uk

Closing Date: 21.06.2024

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