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Violence Reduction Coordinator

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1601
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 12/07/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Violence Reduction Coordinator

PO5 - £44,628 - £47,661

Full Time

Permanent

Newham Council’s Community Safety Service is recruiting a Violence Reduction Coordinator to act as strategic lead for the violence and vulnerability issues in Newham and coordinate work around violence reduction and VAWG.

Overall Purpose of Job

To provide coordination across both the MOPAC funded and Newham Partnership investment to deliver, stabilise and reduce violence across the borough by identifying and ensuring that interventions are delivered effectively whilst coordinating action to address the major causes of violence across Newham.

Support the Community Safety Manager to deliver the Newham Community Safety Partnership priorities to reduce violence relating specifically to gang related violence and knife crime as well as violence against women and girls (VAWG), and other relevant priorities for the partnership that may emerge.

To work in partnership across a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies, responsible for coordinating the strategic and operational delivery of the Newham Community Safety Partnership violence reduction action plans.

Coordinate the tasking and delivery of interventions tackling violence alongside the work of partner agencies and the local community, feeding into strategic delivery boards and ensuring the interventions and risk management plans in place are having an impact on the reduction of violence within the borough.

Attend and provide input into relevant case management and strategic panels in place to tackle and manage violence and vulnerability issues.

Inform delivery and coordination of Newham's VRU Violence and Vulnerability Action Plan, promoting enhanced plan ownership amongst partners and its activities.

Job Context

The post holder reports to the Community Safety Manager, with line-management responsibilities for an officer working on the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) agenda.

The post holder will be part of the Corporate and Community Resilience senior team and will be required to assist in understanding service requirements, performance and operations.

The Community Safety Team works with the Community Safety Partnership, a statutory partnership of key agencies within Newham who deliver effective measures to reduce crime and fear of crime and promote community safety. The Violence Reduction Coordinator will take the strategic lead for violence and vulnerability issues in Newham. Such issues are namely the priorities for the CSP in Newham including reducing serious violence and VAWG. Newham has many violence and vulnerability issues in the borough and as such this impacts on the overall crime rate.

To work a flexible 36-hour week, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays where necessary.

This post is subject to basic DBS

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Closing date 10.7.22

Additional Information

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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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1601
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 12/07/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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