‘Channel’ is a voluntary, confidential programme, which provides support to people who are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. The aim of the programme is to safeguard people from the harm which radicalisation can cause, before they come to harm or become involved in criminal behaviour. Channel is key strand of the Government's 'Prevent' strategy.
Brighton & Hove City Council has successfully piloted new ways of delivering the 'Channel' leading on coordination of the key activities. This is an exciting opportunity to influence and deliver the Channel programme in Brighton & Hove to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable individuals and for all our communities.
Fixed term for: 12 months (possible extension, subject to funding)
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
Interview date: W/C 24th January
For an informal discussion, please contact Nahida Shaikh, Prevent Coordinator on 01273 290584.
About the role
If you have experience of working with vulnerable individuals, 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 individual to organise and support the multi-agency Channel Panel within Brighton & Hove, collate and co-ordinate referrals, and to source appropriate interventions and case support to safeguard vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism.
‘Channel’ is a voluntary, confidential programme which provides support to people who are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. Channel aims to safeguard people from the harm which radicalisation can cause, before they come to harm or become involved in criminal behaviour. Channel is a key strand 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 terrorisms and threats from extreme-right wing, Al Qaida / Daesh inspired threats, and other emerging risks (e.g., mixed unclear and unstable ideology).
Brighton & Hove City Council has successfully piloted new ways of delivering 'Channel' and lead on coordination of key activities. This is an exciting opportunity to influence and deliver the Channel programme in the city to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable individuals and for all our communities.
You will need to have:
- Excellent understanding and insights into the UK Government’s Prevent Strategy, and support required by vulnerable individuals to disengage from a group, cause, or an ideology.
- Ability and experience of engaging with a range of partners and communities, to offer advice, promote trust and confidence to challenge extremist ideologies and develop resilience.
- Excellent Analytical and Communication skills and the ability to negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes.
- Experience of assessing vulnerabilities of individuals and assessing risks, and developing plans to increase resilience.
You will need to be a versatile and resilient individual, a self-starter with an aptitude for sustained drive and delivering outcomes, and a team player.
The successful candidate will also be required to undergo security clearance.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.