Community Safety Project Officer
£38,385 - £41,586 pa
Overall Purpose of Job
Newham Council’s Community Safety Service are recruiting three Project Officers to support the delivery of initiatives and programmes to increase community safety across the borough.
The Community Safety Service works with the Newham Community Safety Partnership, a statutory partnership of key agencies to deliver effective measures to reduce crime and promote community safety.
This post holder will provide key project delivery to the community safety service with a focus agendas including Women’s Safety, Hate Crime and Modern Slavery, working in partnership with statutory services, voluntary sector and the community.
The Community Safety Service works to an intelligence led model and the post holder will work with the Community Safety Analysts to review trends and emerging crime concerns and hotspots to identify gaps and need, develop evidence based project plans and deliver effective work programmes.
The post holder will be required to undertake a significant level of community engagement activity where attendance at community meetings and events will be necessary on a regular basis to represent the Council and the Community Safety Service, these may be outside of usual working hours. The Post Holder will also be required to develop engagement mechanisms to ensure resident feedback is embedded into project development and delivery.
To promote a philosophy of putting our residents at the heart of everything we do and to put in place arrangements that involve residents, businesses and service users in the development of services.
The post holder reports to the Community Safety Manager. There are no supervisory responsibilities attached to this post.
To work a flexible 36-hour week, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays where necessary.
This post is subject to basic DBS
Closing Date: 10/7/22
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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.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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).
In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council. With effect from 1^st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service
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