Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. 72% of the population are from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, Newham is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
The Borough boasts iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Excel centre, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London. Newham is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. The Mayor of London has provided the Borough with £107 million funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022. From this we expect to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.
Having recently been through a massive shift in direction following both the newly elected Mayor and appointment of the Chief Executive, we are now starting a journey of transformation and improvement that will put people at the heart of everything we do, creating opportunities for everyone.
We are committed to putting people – Newham residents and Council staff – at the heart of all we do. Our approach is a collaborative joint enterprise between residents, the Mayor, Members, Council staff and the Corporate Management Team.
About the job
Neighbourhood Response Team (NRT) Officer
PO1 £ 33,909 - £ 36,378
As part of a new Housing led Resident Services ASB & Community Safety Strategy this role is proposed in order to deliver and support the strategy’s key aims and objectives specifically in responding to issues within blocks and estates across the borough.
The Neighbourhood Response Team Officers will have ward and neighbourhood responsibility and focus as well as being able to work collectively as a group on “days of action” in neighbourhoods requiring this additional activity. They will engage with the communities, work with ASB and Community Safety Officers particularly in our estates and regeneration areas. They will be a more visible Housing presence, able to be deployed in response to Resident’s, Members and other service area’s requests or concerns.
To be successful in this post you must have:
A demonstrable understanding of Anti-Social Behaviour (including the ASB Crime & Policing Act legislation and guidance), Community Safety and Local Authority Neighbourhood services
Have successfully completed recognised Anti-Social Behaviour and/or Community Safety training (or have equivalent operational experience in both) .
Knowledge of crime & anti-social behaviour risk areas and the nature of those environments.
Recognised qualification/accreditation in Crime, ASB and/or Community Safety investigation/problem solving
Relevant operational experience of working in a Local Authority or other public sector agency in a Crime, ASB and/or Community safety role (preferably in a Social Housing context)
Able to work effectively with key internal/external stakeholders & partners, understand their roles and to take appropriate steps to understand their needs and concerns
For more information regarding the role, please click on the Job Specification:
Job Description & Person Specification
The closing date for applications is 8^th September 2022 at midday.