Road Safety Assistant - Working for Essex
Salary: £11.86 per hour
Closing date: 09 Oct 2023
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 13264
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

Road Safety Assistant

Temporary, As and When

£11.86 per hour

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Community-based worker

Please note – this is an 'as and when' ongoing temporary post mainly term time, training will be provided.

We are currently looking for a competent, passionate communicator who enjoys working with other people. You must be willing to travel throughout Essex. This is a very rewarding role delivering positive Road Safety skills to both children and their parents. You will be fully trained by a blended approach of on-line and practical face-to-face training, with continuous mentoring and support from managers and colleagues. You should be able to plan and organise your own diary and demonstrate reliability and efficient time keeping

The Role

This is one of a number of posts that will offer flexible support to the delivery of the road safety programme for education, although you maybe asked to work in other areas at organised educational events .You will report to a Lead Safety Officer who will lead the team to which your activity is best matched. Experience and skills will be assessed as work is allocated and training and development will be arranged as required. Your enthusiasm and self motivation will equip you to work equally well, whether independently or as part of an events team. You will liaise with team colleagues and staff from other agencies that may share a road safety delivery objective with our target groups and will be able to communicate comfortably with both adults and children to support road safety programmes.

Job Purpose

To assist in the delivery of Road Safety education in the primary school setting to both pupils and parents.

Key Accountabilities

  • To teach pedestrian skills in accordance with health and safety requirements.
  • To assist the Road Safety team in maintaining a relationship with schools.
  • Work with adults and children in a formal setting.
  • Liaise with managers and school staff, ensuring you keep to dates and times booked with the school.
  • Maintain accurate records including risk assessments, timesheets, etc.
  • Ensure you demonstrate reliability, professionalism and efficient time keeping.
  • Ensure all training is carried out in accordance with risk assessments and task briefing.
  • Ensure all training is carried out in accordance with Health and Safety requirements.
  • Undertake risk assessments for all activities as required.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities appropriate with the post.
  • It may be necessary for the post holder to be trained in, and use, new technology as it is introduced into the County Council activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Experience of working with people
  • A good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Confident using IT and have access to Word and Excel
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • To be mobile throughout an operational area and therefore a valid driving licence and use of a car is required.
  • The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.
  • Use of a mobile phone is required.

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Please note that the job role requires you to be mobile throughout an operational area. Therefore, the post holder will need to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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