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North Lincolnshire Council, working in collaboration with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, will employ two new apprentices to support the work of the White Ribbon Campaign in North Lincolnshire.

In July this year, North Lincolnshire was awarded White Ribbon County status for its work supporting the campaign to end domestic abuse and pledged to ‘never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women’.

The two new apprentices will work across both organisations to promote the White Ribbon Campaign and help support the wider work of our Safer Neighbourhoods team in crime reduction and the work of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Governance and Transformation at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the council to work with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and promote the work of the White Ribbon Campaign to end violence against women in our area.

“We are fully committed to the White Ribbon Campaign and by launching these two new apprenticeships we can encourage even more people to make the pledge and help put a stop to domestic violence.

“The council is also leading by example in updating our Domestic Violence Policy to ensure our staff are aware of the issues surrounding domestic violence and are protected from abuse.

“If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, please report it to the police. You are not alone; there are plenty of people out there that can offer support and advice.”

Nick Tharratt, Group Manager, Public Safety South for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said:

“Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is privileged to support the White Ribbon Campaign in North Lincolnshire. We are involved in other parts of the region and the Service will continue to fully support all of our partner agencies in their efforts to end violence against women.

“This innovative apprenticeship collaboration with North Lincolnshire Council will give two young people an exciting opportunity to develop their own skills and work with our advocate teams in the community to support this and a number of other ongoing initiatives.”

If you are interested in the position of Apprentice Community Engagement Assistant and helping to support the work of the White Ribbon Campaign, please visit the North Lincs Council jobs directory for full details and to apply.

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2016.