Oxford Community Safety Partnership has identified tackling modern slavery and exploitation as a priority for the City, a priority shared with the other Oxfordshire partnerships. This agenda is supported by the Oxfordshire Anti-Slavery Network.
As the successful post holder you will lead the post-pandemic work to refresh and refocus our efforts on identifying and tackling exploitation in Oxfordshire. Key areas of work include the on-going understanding of how exploitation risks have changed, coordination of training, leading our communication plans, working closely with partner organisations and developing relationships with communities. In addition, advising and coordinating responses to cases across Oxfordshire.
You will be working in a partnership environment, working closely with the Thames Valley Police Modern Slavery Co-ordinator & Tactical advisor. You will be a member of the Oxfordshire Modern Slavery Strategy Group and Oxfordshire Anti-Slavery Network, provide support to all Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership, and provide regular updates to the Oxfordshire Safer Communities Partnership.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For this role the successful applicant will be expected to do a combination of working in Oxford and from home. Therefore applicants should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access at home; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
31 October 2021
Late applications will not be processed
10 November 2021 / 11 November 2021
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Richard Adams on 01865 252283.
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic minority and other underrepresented groups. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.