Job Description

Job Details:
Salary Range: £33,945 – £35,745 per annum

Work Location: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Eastleigh (Hybrid Working)

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Temporary (12 months)

Closing Date: 12 February 2024

Interview Date: 22 – 23 February 2024

Are you passionate about promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of individuals within a dynamic and vital emergency service? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to play a key role in supporting the mental health and overall health and wellbeing of other people? If the answer is yes, then our Wellbeing Coordinator role may be for you.

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Wellbeing Coordinator to join our inclusive team.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) is a fantastic place to work. Our Service is one of the busiest fire and rescue services in the UK, serving a population of nearly 2 million people. We employ around 1,700 people, 85% of these are Firefighters, the remaining 15% is made up by support staff.

HIWFRS is a place where everyone can grow. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous learning and development and to providing a supportive and inclusive Service for all our colleagues and our communities.

As a Wellbeing Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing support, coordination, and guidance for all wellbeing activities across the Service, including promotional, preventative, and reactive campaigns and interventions relating to all areas (e.g., mental, physical, financial) of health and wellbeing.

As part of your activities, you will also work to implement comprehensive wellbeing strategies, develop programmes, plans and communications. This position involves offering guidance, advice and support to managers and all staff across the Service in relation to health and wellbeing.

This is an enabling role that will be critical in promoting support services, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to create a positive work environment that supports the wellbeing of all HIWFRS staff.

This is a well-established role within our Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Team, which sit at the heart of the People & Organisational Development Directorate. The primary objective of the team is to champion EDI and wellbeing values and to promote fairness, respect, and equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their background, identity or characteristics. We collaborate with various departments and stakeholders within and outside our Service to identify areas of improvement. We seek to develop and implement policies, practices and initiatives that promote health and wellbeing and eliminate discrimination, bias, and barriers to inclusion at all levels. We strive to create a healthy, safe and equitable working environment where everyone feels valued, supported and empowered.

As a Service, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and identities.

HIWFRS Benefits Include:
Hybrid working

28 days annual leave

Flexible working hours

Local Government Pension Scheme

Work within a friendly and supportive team

Training and development opportunities available

Access to internal network groups

Free onsite parking

Free access to on-site gym

Emergency Services retail and leisure discounts

Additional Information:
Wellbeing Coordinator Job Description and Person Specification

HIWFRS Values:
Reaching Further – Inspiring and challenging ourselves and others.

Showing Respect – Fairness, honesty and integrity in everything we say and do.

Supporting Others – Listening and acting with compassion and empathy.

Playing Our Part – Recognising the contribution we all make.

Vetting Requirements:
This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
Lisa Forgione, EDI & Wellbeing Manager via

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any posts which may unintentionally exclude certain groups of potential applicants from applying or have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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