If you have experience working in education settings and an interest around extremism and terrorism harms, then we can offer you an exciting opportunity to be part of an inclusive and effective Prevent team to build on our existing Prevent delivery.
The Safer Communities Team is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to support schools and other educational providers within Brighton & Hove to deliver ‘Prevent’ activity in order to increase young people’s resilience to terrorism.
Fixed term until March 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Nahida Shaikh, Prevent Coordinator, on 01273 290584.
About the role
The education sector has a vital role to play in the successful delivery of ‘Prevent’, part of the UK Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy. ‘Prevent’ strategy aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. We need to respond to tackle all forms of extremism, including both, far right threats and Al Qaida / Daesh inspired threats.
The Prevent Education Officer (PEO) is a high-profile role. We are seeking a versatile and resilient individual with prior experience in the education sector. You will be a self-starter with an aptitude for sustained drive and delivering outcomes. The post holder will identify vulnerabilities and risks, deliver training and capacity building, build and maintain a network of contacts to improve coordination of Prevent activity amongst local education settings. Work with schools to increase their compliance with the Prevent duty, help shape local strategy and interventions to strengthen pupils, institutions and communities resilience to all forms of extremism.
You will need to have:
- Excellent Communication skills and the ability to negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes.
- Business planning skills with ability to identify and assess risks, manage change and make long term plans.
- Ability and skills to engage a range of partners and communities, promote trust and confidence to challenge extremist ideologies and develop resilience
- Manage projects and competing priorities in a range of settings.
- A high level of political awareness and link strategies for continuous improvement with the drive to achieve national, corporate and departmental standards and goals.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.