Senior Policy Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,028- £46,431
03 Dec 2018
01 Jan 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Senior Policy Officer (Preventing Extremism)

Location: 5 Pancras Square

Salary: £40,028- £46,431

Contract Type: 1x Permanent

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

The Role

Extremism is one of the greatest challenges the country faces and local authorities have a core role to play in building communities that are more resilient and tackling the harms extremists cause.

This Home Office grant-funded post will help strengthen our work in this area and support national work to build partnerships with local communities and groups. As the specialist Advisor, you will contribute to the development of relevant policies and procedures. You will project manage specific home office funded prevent projects. Providing high quality policy advice and analysis to councillors, executive members and officers and our partners to either address or ensure prevention of extremist activity in the borough.

You will develop, oversee and drive the implementation of the prevent delivery plan. The prevent delivery plan includes priority activities to address local risks that have been identified and require urgent action. In this role you will develop and maintain effective working relationships with a full range of stakeholders including Home Office, police, other local authority Prevent Coordinators, regional HE/FE and regional health Prevent co-ordinators,

You will be expected to build up an extensive understanding of the issues and challenges in your local area, lead on identifying mainstream voices and provide support to groups countering extremism in all its forms. You will need to have excellent communication and influencing skills and will be expected to represent the council at various internal and external meetings, working closely with the local community, senior council officers and elected councillors, as well as central Government.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a current understanding of the government Prevent strategy and the Camden approach to implementation. You will have knowledge of relevant legislation including Counter Terrorism and Security Act and Prevent Duty.

We are looking for someone with the ability to work across departments and organisations to support strategic development, delivering multi-agency projects that have measurable impacts.

You will be able to present clear and compelling arguments and complex information verbally and in writing and in appropriate and accessible ways. You will also have experience of working with multiple stakeholders, including elected Members and other senior officials.

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain security clearance. The Home Office will arrange this. This Role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Discover and Diversity 

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C\ 4AG.

Closing date for applications: 1st January 2019, 23:59 pm

Interviews to be held: W/c 7th January or 14th January 2019

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Please quote reference: 180000ZT

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 14th January 2019, 18th February 2019