Violence and Vulnerability Support Officer
Violence and Vulnerabilities Support Officer required to drive forward change
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is a new role within a proactive and fast paced Community Safety Team, which has been developed to respond to the local demands and challenges we face in relation to preventing Violence and safeguarding Vulnerability.
The borough's Community Safety priorities have changed over time, with an increasing emphasis on tackling violence and addressing vulnerabilities in the borough, these include; ‘Reducing Domestic and Sexual Abuse', ‘Reducing the impact of Gangs and/or Knives in our community', ‘Reducing Vulnerability and increasing Safeguarding' and ‘Reducing Offenders and Perpetrators from Reoffending'.
The support officer will offer valuable support to the development of community safety priorities, programmes and initiatives in partnership with Council departments, other statutory agencies, voluntary agencies and community groups to ensure that we respond to Brent violence and vulnerability issues.
We are seeking someone who has a good understanding of multi-agency work, crime, crime reduction and the issues surrounding community safety (violence and vulnerability) and partnership working.
The role requires excellent organisational skills and an ability to work under pressure, including meeting conflicting deadlines, managing resources and managing a number of complex tasks simultaneously is essential. You will also have the ability to work well both as an individual and as part of a team and be able to demonstrate creativity innovation, initiative and be proactive to enhance service delivery.
The successful post holder will provide an enhanced support role which will better coordinate and prioritise actions on the linked violence and vulnerability issues in the borough and offering subject matter expertise.
Closing Date: 13 November 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
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