The London Borough of Newham is vibrant and has one of the most culturally diverse communities in the UK with over 100 different languages spoken. Building community resilience, therefore, is a vital strand of our work since it ensures the borough remains a safe and secure environment.
Community Resilience Officer
£33,282 - £35,991 pa
1 year Fixed Term
We are currently seeking a talented individual who can work across Newham’s diverse communities to improve resilience to violent extremism. This work will be closely linked to Newham’s overall approach to community resilience and will also involve extensive training and awareness raising activity within the LBN workforce.
The post holder will report to the Community Resilience Manager and will be required to work some evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays in order to meet service requirements.
• To assist in the development and implementation of a community resilience plan that will set out activities to help improve awareness of cohesion issues in Newham.
• To develop and deliver a training and awareness programme aimed at front line London Borough of Newham staff to ensure a common approach to community resilience and to raise awareness of violent extremism related issues.
• To help in tailoring intervention pathways for individuals identified through the Channel Process and help deliver interventions as directed by the Channel Steering Group.
• To support the effective working of the council’s corporate project and programme management arrangements with particular regard to partnership working between the council and the police, as well as other partners where appropriate.
• To maintain a detailed working knowledge of national developments in the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda.
• To maintain an excellent understanding of Newham and its diverse communities, as well as providing informed advice on community resilience issues to senior officers where required.
• To carry out other duties or tasks within the scope of the Safer Newham Partnerships Team as required.
The above list is intended as a guide to the range and level of work expected of the post holder.
• Must be educated to at least degree level, preferably in a social science discipline.
• Must be able to illustrate an active interest in preventing extremism related issues and, preferably, have some experience of working in this area.
• Possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as an ability to explain complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.