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DICE Community Engagement Officer

Based at:            Service Headquarters, Portishead

Contract:            Fixed Term Appointment for 3 years

Hours:                 37 hours per week

Salary:                 Hay 8 (£28,371 - £31,099) per annum

Closing date:     Noon on Tuesday 13th December 2022



An opportunity has arisen to join Avon Fire & Rescue Service as a Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE) Community Engagement Officer within the DICE Team. Under the supervision of the DICE Officer, the role of the DICE Community Engagement Officer is to build strong links with communities across our Service geographical areas and ensure the Service has continued visibility and engagement with the community through external events and collaborative partnership work.


The DICE Community Engagement Officer will work with the DICE Officer to develop and implement policies to support and sustain external engagement and relations with diverse communities. You will identify and build relationships with community leaders across the Service geographical area to promote the role of AF&RS and support community safety through engagement and partnership working.  This will include working in partnership with Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) and other similar organisations across diverse communities.


To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have knowledge of issues affecting communities in the geographical areas covered by AF&RS. You must have experience of working and building relationships with diverse communities or organisations, and with specialist organisations to support DICE work. The successful post holder must have strong general IT skills and an ability to work with the Microsoft Office suite, particularly using Excel to interpret and present data.


It is also essential that you hold a current driving licence or ability to arrange suitable alternative transport to travel to various work locations.


In return, we will offer you 25 days annual holiday (plus public holidays), enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme, and access to our Cycle to Work scheme. Based at our newly developed Headquarters in Portishead, surrounded by a nature trail and memorial garden (for those quiet moments), you will also have access to kitchen, restaurant and coffee bar facilities, multi-gym, sports hall, and free parking.


Please note - as this post is based at our new Headquarters which we share with Avon & Somerset Police, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a security clearance check.


To see the full duties of the role and candidate criteria required please see the job description provided.


How to apply:


The job description and application is available to download on our website Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.


Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to Late applications will not be accepted. 


Please quote job reference number 3419 [JD number] on any communications. Thank you.


Avon Fire & Rescue Service is committed to securing equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all members of our community who are currently under-represented at Avon Fire & Rescue Service, particularly women, Disabled people and members of Black & Minority Ethnic communities

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