Safer Communities and Interventions Watch Manager

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Job: Interventions Officer

Salary:  1 x Competent Watch Manager – (£44,911) – Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm - 42 hours per week

May be required to work occasional evenings and weekend.

Job type: Permanent

Location: Fire Service Headquarters and various location across GM.

Closing date: 28th June at 23:59


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Your role:


This role will develop, coordinate, deliver, and promote fire-setting, arson, and violence reduction intervention programmes, with the support of the Station Manager. This role will provide tailored intervention to children, young people, and adults within Greater Manchester, who set or use fire to harm themselves, others, or property, or are associated with anti-social behaviour (ASB) including violence.

The role will maintain key relationships with other partner agencies and communities to ensure the programmes being delivered meet the demand of each local borough and Greater Manchester.


Key aims:


·     Reduce arson and violence, reduce deliberate fire setting, and the consequential impact (harm caused) 

·     Increase employability, attainment levels and life chances for children and young people in Greater Manchester  

·     Encourage young people’s active participation in the communities in which they live 

·     Assist GMFRS to become as diverse as the communities it serves


About you:


Our purpose is to save, protect and improve the lives of people in Greater Manchester.


Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is looking for an innovative, passionate and solution focused Watch Manager to lead staff and develop and implement the Safer Communities and Interventions offer that supports the Service to become embedded at the heart of community safety within Greater Manchester and beyond.


You’ll provide leadership and be responsible for the overall delivery of all Safer Communities and Interventions to improves the education, safety and life chances of GMFRS residents of all ages, with the ultimate aim of meeting customer expectations of quality and cost effectiveness.


The successful candidate will:


·       Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·       Be able to work under own initiative and with minimal supervision, delivering consistently to deadlines

·       Be able to develop effective strategic relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues including the ability to influence, negotiate and formulate agreement.

·       Demonstrate a positive, co-operative, flexible and adaptable approach.

·       Be able to work as part of an effective team and provide support and mentoring to other team members.

·       Demonstrate excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workloads to meet competing demands.

·       Have a commitment to excellent service delivery putting the needs of vulnerable customers at the heart of work activities.

·       Hold excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a clear and accurate manner

·       Be able to maintain a confident, controlled, and focused attitude in highly challenging and emotional situations

·       Demonstrate excellent problem-solving capabilities and have the ability to think creatively

·       Be able to plan and manage resources proactively

·       Be able to support the development of teams and individuals, taking responsibility for effective performance

·       Lead the work of the team and individuals to achieve their objectives

·       Proactively supports change and have the ability to adjust their approach to meet changing requirements

·       Be competent in using MS Office and creating professional documents

·       Embrace values and diversity, demonstrating a fair and ethical approach in all situations


About us:


As an employer, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of a number of key Greater Manchester strategic functions and service providers including; Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS); Waste and Resources; Environment; Work and Skills; Research; Public Sector Reform; Police, Crime and Criminal Justice; Homelessness; the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and the Commissioning Hub.


We value the diversity of our employees, and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities across Greater Manchester. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, irrespective of people's age, disability, Trans status and Non-binary identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We have guidance in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.


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Hybrid working


This role is part of GMCA’s hybrid working scheme. As part of our commitment to ‘Build Back Fairer’ in Greater Manchester following the Covid-19 pandemic, we have evolved our management methods by trusting and empowering staff to deliver their work in the best way that suits the business and their individual needs, and supports health and wellbeing. Our hybrid working policy sets out a flexible approach, combining attendance at our [Manchester city centre office / Fire and Rescue service HQ in Swinton / other location] with remote working, typically from home; the location of work is primarily dictated by the needs of the business: ‘Do what is right for you and the business on that day’. If appointed to the role you will work with your manager to agree and regularly review the best working pattern for you, your team and your work.









The role holder will be subject to an Enhanced level check by the Disclosure & Barring Service.


This post involves working with children, young people or vulnerable adults and is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Failure to disclose information when asked within this application could result in dismissal but will not necessarily be a bar to employment with us. The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


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Safer Communities and Interventions Watch Manager
Location: GMFRS Fire Service HQ