Advocates - Delivering fire safety in the home

Fixed Term (until end March 2024) contracts available pending Departmental review.
various with offices based at Warrington, Chester, Crewe, Winsford and Macclesfield. 
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Scale 4, £22,369 - £24,054 per annum
Closing date: 2nd October 2023 at 5pm

We are looking to recruit a number of Advocates within the Prevention Department to develop, generate and deliver Community Safety initiatives to people in their own homes who live across Cheshire.

Working in partnership with outside agencies and fire station personnel, as an Advocate you will deliver fire safety ‘Safe and Well’ visits to residents across Cheshire.

The individual will be required to conduct presentations to Cheshire, Halton and Warrington residents and associated partners in respect of home fire safety and road safety. This includes delivery of road safety presentations to Key Stage 2 & 4 in schools.

Educated to at least GCSE level, with the equivalent of a Grade C in Math’s and English, you’ll also have a full driving licence.

You will have access to a Service vehicle to fulfil this role and full training will be provided.

Applicants must be highly motivated and committed, and have the ability to work with limited supervision as part of a team in a variety of work settings within the community.

In addition you will need:

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise

  • Knowledge/experience of working with the public, in particular engaging with vulnerable people

  • Understanding/knowledge of frontline community safety led interventions

Appointment to these posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The Prevention department is currently undergoing a review, which these roles form part of.  The outcome of the review will determine if these roles will be made permanent.

Further information, a full job description and application form can be found below or alternatively contact the HR Recruitment Team at

 General information

Job description

Application Form

Please return completed application forms via email to

Please quote job reference 2/23/ADV on your application form.

Closing Date for Applications: 2nd October 2023 5pm

Applications for part-time working will be considered for these posts.

Please note that for internal applicants, they must inform their Head of Department that they are applying for this role before submitting their application.

Reasonable Adjustments and Accommodations

It is important that you consider at an early stage of the process if you would like to request arrangements that will assist you in completing the selection process. For example, in relation to disability; a neurodiverse condition such as dyslexia; pregnancy; religion or belief; or injury etc. Any requests for reasonable adjustments will be treated with the utmost confidence. For support or further information please email:

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is committed to keeping vulnerable adults, children and young people safe from harm in all of the work that CFRS undertakes. CFRS recognises that it has a legal and moral obligation to safeguard these groups of people. Furthermore, it acknowledges that the protection of vulnerable adults, children and young people from harm is the responsibility of everybody within the organisation.

Last updated: Friday, 22 September 2023