Community Safety and Resilience Officer
Salary up to £24,129 - £26,496 with a £203 weekly fee for being a part of the Operational on call roster – Permanent contract
We are looking for a Community Safety and Resilience Officer to support the Community Safety and Resilience Team Leader to ensure the efficient delivery of service objectives.
We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to support areas of the constantly evolving service of Community Safety and Resilience.
The Community Safety and Resilience team deals with major emergencies within the Borough as well as Business Continuity incidents for the council. We operate the Safety Advisory Group, the Community Safety Unit and support Domestic Abuse clients for the Borough. Many of the services functions are of a statutory basis, this role includes providing duty officer cover and this will require occasional work outside of normal office hours. Which is shared with other officers within the Community Safety and Wellbeing service. This role is also an essential car user.
Duties will include:
- To work closely with the Kent Resilience Forum and to monitor Emergency Planning and Business Continuity activities against the agreed work plan to enable a more resilient response and meet business objectives.
- Support and lead on Community Resilience by promoting and facilitating the development of community and parish council community emergency plans
- To maintain knowledge of current Emergency Planning, Business Continuity, risk management and Anti-Social Behaviour legislations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
- To manage Anti- Social Behaviour cases received by Ashford Borough Council.
- To contribute to developing, preparing and implementing policy, procedure and operational notes as necessary to create a user friendly Safety Advisory Group.
- To work with and support Multi agency partners relevant to Resilience and Community Safety in order to deliver wider strategic benefits.
As the Officer, you will need to be proactive with good IT skills, be organised, have excellent attention to detail and be competent in literacy and numeracy. It is essential that you can compose letters, reports and spreadsheets.
Additionally you should possess an ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively with others with a willingness to work in a close-knit team and develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues. It is essential to be flexible, resilient and be able to prioritise workload with a positive attitude as working in this reactive environment, no two days are the same.
The post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
The post holder will undergo a regular police check, failure to pass and maintain the clearance could result in dismissal.
If you are interested and would like to discuss the role in detail, please contact Laurel Niven on 01233 330271
To apply please go to the jobs page of our website www.ashford.gov.uk/jobs and complete an online application
Closing Date: 23.09.2018
Interviews will be held on 02.10.2018
Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide