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Safer Communities Engagement Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/163861
  • Published: Mon 06/09/2021, 17:56 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 17:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Safer Communities Engagement Officer

Team: Community Safety    

Job Family:  Advising CBG 8      
Salary: £24,491 - £27,186 per annum
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford 

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 19th September 2021 (midnight)

Interview Date: 29th and 30th September 2021 


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Are you enthusiastic about improving the lives of Central Bedfordshire residents and making our communities safer and stronger? Do you like spending time outdoors and being active?   Do you want to be part of an exciting community safety initiative?  If so, find your greatness by joining us as a Safer Communities Engagement 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.


A partnership approach is key to tackling a wide range of community safety issues. In this role you will be a Single Point of Contact for several of our Town Councils, ensuring that we work closely with them to tackle community safety issues. You will also focus on engaging with residents in the community, ensuring that they are involved in everything we do and are able to influence the work of the team.


As a Safer Communities Engagement Officer, you will play a key role in community safety forging links with our residents and working with our Town Councils and partner organisations. You will travel across the area responding to community safety issues and providing vital visible support to the community helping to reduce the fear of crime and providing reassurance and crime prevention advice.


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 and risk assess.


As a Safer Communities Engagement 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 some time completing administrative tasks associated with the role; you will need to be proficient in information recording, record keeping, and competent in using Microsoft Office applications. You will need to be organised and efficient to manage your time and ensure the appropriate balance of high visibility work in the community and administrative tasks.


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.


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.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Safer Communities Engagement Officer


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Lisa Scott at or 0300 300 5733


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at


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 disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

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.