This role will work alongside the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) county Community Speedwatch coordinator to support, train and develop Community Speed Watch Groups. Lincolnshire Police and the LRSP are looking to expand the current Community Speedwatch programme and encourage local people to actively participate in speed reduction. The role will support communities across Lincolnshire to address concerns about speeding by monitoring and collating information about those drivers who exceed the speed limit. This will allow targeted education on the “fatal four” to help reduce the impact and consequences of speeding on communities across the county.
We are looking for motivated dependable volunteers who can assist Lincolnshire Police and the LRSP to develop Community Speedwatch
What you will be doing
Working with the Central coordinator and Local Policing Teams to support Community Speedwatch Groups by:
- Training Community Speedwatch members in recording procedures.
- Being the point of contact for Community Speedwatch members.
- Liaison with the LRSP county Community Speedwatch Coordinator.
- Completion of administrative tasks.
- Assessing each identified speed monitoring site for suitability.
- Ensuring compliance of the Community Speedwatch procedure document.
Skills, experience and qualities needed
The role needs volunteers who:
- Ideally have an interest in Speed Reduction and are organised and methodical in their work.
- Someone who demonstrates attention to detail in their work recognising the importance of health and safety that comes from monitoring vehicular speed at the side of the road.
- IT skills will be required with some knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.
- Able to work flexibly as part of a team.
- Experience of providing training inputs would also be beneficial.
Location and times
The role will cover Lincoln East and West Lindsey. Days and times to be agreed, but the role will require a regular commitment of possibly 7/8 hours per week. However, hours can be flexible to fit around other commitments.
Training and support
All volunteers receive a Volunteer Handbook and a local induction in conjunction with the LRSP County Coordinator. ‘On the job’ training will be provided by your police contact and the County Coordinator and there may be the opportunity to undertake further training relevant to your role.
You will have the Local Policing Team Sgt as your line manager, as well as the support of a volunteer co-ordinator at police HQ.
Further support will be provided via the LRSP County Community Speed Watch Coordinator
- Expenses will be paid for travelling between your home and your local station
- This role will require a security check and for you to sign an agreement to maintain confidentiality, as you may have access to sensitive material
What to do if you are interested
Apply now or contact:
The Volunteer Team
Tel: (01522) 947064
Code of Ethics / PRIDE
Volunteers will be required to abide by the Forces Code of Ethics at all times.
All volunteers will perform their role in accordance with the Force principles of Policing with P.R.I.D.E.
- Professionalism - Consistently demonstrating the highest standards of occupational practice and behaviour
- Respect - Showing consideration and courtesy to our community and our colleagues and respect for our Force
- Integrity - Showing honesty, openness and fairness in the way we behave
- Dedication - Being caring and committed to delivering excellent services
- Empathy - Being able to see things from another's point of view and show understanding
Equality and diversity
All volunteers are required to carry out their role in a way that supports the Force Diversity Objectives.
Health and safety
Volunteers will take will take all reasonable care of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
Line managers and volunteers should be aware of the relevant risk assessment for the role. Along with the generic Risk Assessment for all roles – 5010 Working on Police Premises
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Lincolnshire Police has a duty to promote the welfare of, and safeguard of children and vulnerable adults. Volunteers are required to comply with Force Policy and Standard Operating Procedures in respect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
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