Project Overview Introduction Young children of primary school age greatly face the risk of fire in our society. It is therefore essential to formulate a project that will improve fire safety awareness for young children in order to reduce their vulnerability to this particular risk. The latest national Risk Management Plan (2008-2011) recommends that every Fire and Rescue Authority should develop an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) that highlights the risks that face the community and the strategies for service deliver in order to eliminate the identified risks using a cost effective way.
The projects basically centers on meeting the objectives of IRPM which involves improvement of public safety, reduction of the amount of incidences and saving lives with the basic aim of resource management. It will focus on developing safety awareness among children. Aims/ Objectives of the project The objectives of the project include Enhance fire safety awareness among school going children Reduce the number incidences in Southampton Improving the general community safety Expanding our community out reach program Managing Resources effectivelyStaff Recruitment The execution of the project requires two full time staff who can act as community safety practitioner.
It is essential to take note of the fact that not ever practitioner can effectively work with children, as a result the selected candidates should be individuals with vast skill on handling school going children essentially in terms of communication. The employee selection strategy of recruiting two new staff members to undertake the project can be termed as the use of an external change agent. Harry (1984) highlights that the benefits associated to utilizing the external change agents is that new skills can be brought into the organization and the existing staff members can learn from the new change agents.
Another advantage linked to the external change agents is that problem solving becomes much easier, division of tasks and increased consultation among staff members. Job Summary and DescriptionThe two selected candidates will be employed on the basis of a Seven months contract. The successful candidates will also work full time. Qualifications and Experience: University degree in community safety with emphasis on risk management in fire and safety Exposure of working with children a course in child psychology would be an added advantage.
Knowledge of fire and safety regulations Worked within the fire and Rescue Authority environment Skills and qualities Excellent communication skills essentially with young children Innovative and analytical Cheerful and good-humoured Ability to present facts in an understandable mannerThe candidates must pass the CRB Check, that is not have any sort of criminal record Processes of staff Recruitment In order to find the two community safety practitioners the best method would be through an advert this is due to the fact that the individuals required have to be equipped with multi-disciplinary skill which include working with young children and on the other hand poses knowledge on fire and safety regulations.
It would be to some extent difficult to find such candidates more promptly as a result advertisement would be more appropriate.