Both nationally and locally, the crime landscape is changing. Increasingly crimes are complex, hidden and linked, creating new demands on agencies and services and requiring innovative responses. This is an opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to lead the County Council's approach to contextual safeguarding and reducing offending agenda across West Sussex. We intend to prevent people becoming victims of crime, support people to access the services they require, disrupt criminal activity, strengthen community resilience and build effective recovery pathways which improve wellbeing and reduce associated societal and service costs.
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About The Job
Salary: £52,670 - £55782 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: County Hall, Chichester
Interview Date: 05 September 2022
Working at a senior level, as the Community Safety Manager, you will be the voice of the County Council in developing and implementing high impact policies to embed a contextual safeguarding approach. You will facilitate delivery of the County Community Safety Agreement, working collaboratively to confront exploitation, increase safeguarding and reduce offending.
This is a high-profile role, making connections between agendas and driving forward innovative practice. You will understand both victim and perpetrator issues, the risks, costs and challenges posed for our locality and minimising impacts on other service areas e.g. Adults and Children's Services. You will ensure development and implementation of relevant community safety and contextual safeguarding strategies, and negotiate opportunities to embed learning from case reviews and best practice. You will facilitate full participation and appropriate leadership in the Safer West Sussex Partnership and associated Boards, plus ensure that the County Council is fully compliant with statutory duties under Crime and Disorder legislation.
- You will have a proven track record of achievement and significant subject matter expertise in the fields of crime and community safety or contextual safeguarding.
- You will have a strong understanding of the wider determinants of crime, and be experienced in taking an asset-based and whole-systems approach.
- Agile, responsive, collaborative and strong negotiator.
- You will be an excellent communicator and presenter, adept at articulating costs/benefits of interventions, with enthusiasm and drive to bring a wide range of stakeholders on this journey.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:
- 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
- Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
- A range of flexible working options
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CPP00564.
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Jim Bartlett (Head of Service - Community Safety and Wellbeing) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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