Team: Community Safety
Job Family: CBG8 - Advising
Salary: £23,836 - £26,459 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: Priory House, Shefford
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 8th March 2020
Interview Date: 20th March 2020
More about the role:
Are you enthusiastic about making Central Bedfordshire safer and stronger? Do you like spending time outdoors and being active? Do you want to be part of a new and exciting community safety initiative? If so, find your greatness by joining us as a Safer Communities Involvement Officer.
The Community Safety Service works in, and with, our local communities to tackle a wide range of often complex community safety issues, helping reduce crime and disorder and the fear of crime. Working together with our partners and communities you will make a contribution to making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
As a Safer Communities Involvement Officer, a partnership approach is key to tackling a wide range of community safety issues. You will focus on engaging with residents to ensure that they are involved in everything we do as well as working towards the strategic priorities for the Community Safety Partnership. (https://safercentral.org/safer-central-strategy-2019-2021/).
You will play a key role in community safety forging links with our local community and working with partner organisations. You will travel across the area providing vital visible support to the community providing reassurance, crime prevention advice and reducing the fear of crime.
You will be approachable and have the ability to engage individuals who may be hostile, disaffected or vulnerable. Thinking on your feet and a proactive approach is essential. You will need to be adept at identifying opportunities to safeguard, signpost, provide advice or information, risk assess and where appropriate make referrals to support services.
As a Safer Communities Involvement Officer you will have delegated powers accredited from the police under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS), therefore this post is subject to the police’s Non Police Personnel Vetting procedure and a full clean driving licence is essential. Uniform will be provided.
Whilst the role is not desk based, you will spend a small amount of time in the office so you will need to be proficient in information recording, record keeping, and competent in using Microsoft Office applications. Confidence and experience in use of social media such as Twitter would be an advantage.
Working hours will typically be Monday to Friday during normal office opening times, but some flexibility is required for occasional out of hours and weekend working. You will need to be organised and efficient to manage your time and ensure the appropriate balance of high visibility work and administrative tasks.
While experience of working in a community safety or customer focused environment and previous experience working with vulnerable people is desirable, you will be fully supported through an induction process including training opportunities.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Michelle Bellham at email@example.com or call 0300 300 5356.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0300 300 8000.
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the police’s Non Police Personnel Vetting procedure.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx