1. Know the main roles of different uniformed public services Emergency services:
The armed forces:
Royal Air Force
Other uniformed services:
The Prison Service
UK Border Agency
HM Revenue & Customs
legislation e.g. Fire Service Act 1997/2002, Police Act 2004
dealing with accidents and emergencies
other roles e.g. antiterrorist and anti-smuggling roles
defence roles of the armed forces
humanitarian work; disaster relief
working in prisons
working with local communities
2. Understand the main responsibilities of different uniformed public services.
Responsibilities of different uniformed public services: accountability, legal, professional and political; performance indicators e.g. what they are, examples of, effect on work; response to change, diversity; responsibility to public, including value for money, spending tax payers’ money wisely.
3. Understand the different employment opportunities available in the uniformed public services.
Public service work: range of emergency and routine work undertaken; daily work routine; administrative work; work with other public services; community work; implications of working in the public services on a personal level; positive and negative aspects of working in the services; examples of recent peacekeeping activities and humanitarian work; roles at major incidents; examples of activities in recent conflicts. Range: different operational jobs e.g. ambulance service, patient transport services, technician and paramedic; civilian support roles e.g. police control room operators, scenes of crime officers, community support officers; management and administrative roles; part-time opportunities e.g. special constables, retained fire...
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