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Assistant Road Safety Technician - Chelmsford/Colchester, Essex
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The purpose of the role is to provide a first class service to our customers in ensuring that parents and children have the knowledge and support to use the roads safely and therefore help achieve a reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Essex roads. Reporting to the Lead Road Safety Officer, you will provide behaviour change information, education and training to both adults and children within primary school and road side settings, usually needing to be on site at the start of the school day. The post holder will be a frontline employee and part of the public face of the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) and Essex Highways. They will be highly visible to residents, road users and other customers on a day to day basis. Whilst delivering the road safety messages a member of the school staff will accompany the group at all times.
Your enthusiasm, self-motivation and excellent time management will equip you to work equally well, whether independently, or as part of a team.
A DBS check will be required for the successful applicant.
This role is part time, working 30 hours per week term time only.
To deliver the Road Safety programme directly to children in Reception classes and Year 5 and to speak to parents and carers to inform, educate and change behaviour. Whilst education and training will be the key techniques with children, the interactions with adults may also involve the challenging of existing and ingrained behaviours in order to improve awareness and understanding and to encourage the setting of good examples for their children.
To manage own workload and book all appointments directly with schools to deliver approximately 250 training sessions per year.
To display appropriate levels of conduct, professionalism and courtesy at all times.
To collate information and provide reports and records of activity.
To share a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
To understand and promote the overall functions, aims and direction of SERP and Essex Highways.
To carry out any other reasonable duties that may be directed or implied from time to time commensurate to the post and/or organisational requirements.
The post is unlikely to demand any working of unsociable hours, weekends or public holidays but more general team objectives may provide some opportunities to do so if desired.
Skills and Experience
Minimum of 4 GCSE or equivalent level, one of which will be English.
An ability to communicate comfortably with both adults and children through excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Basic IT experience is beneficial for communication with the schools and colleagues.
A current, valid driving licence is essential as it is essential to be mobile throughout the county.
An understanding of Behaviour Change Techniques is desirable.
Must be able to follow processes and procedures.
A good understanding of Health and Safety.
Ability to provide clear instructions.
Ability to work safely and productively with minimum supervision.
An understanding of the importance of handling data sensitively and in line with GDPR 2018.
- Salary: TBC - depending on experience
- Type: Permanent
- Location: Chelmsford/Colchester,Essex
- Career Level: n/a
- Terms: Part time
- Keywords: Assistant Road Safety Technician
- Closing Date Details: This role will close when we receive enough suitable applicants.