Prevent Community Engagement Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
£30,066 - £34,538
20 Sep 2019
06 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract Type

Accountable to the Prevent Programme Manager you will be responsible for increasing knowledge, understanding, confidence, trust and support for our approach to Prevent within the local community in Camden.

Camden Prevent provision and associated projects aim to tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism by safeguarding and supporting those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention.

The main purpose for your role is to build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community and engage with Camden residents. You’ll monitor community sentiments and build resilience to inform wider strategic understanding of the local issues relation to community cohesion and tackle/response to challenges.

A good understanding of and connections with Camden's diverse community would be beneficial.

  • A strong understanding and connections with Camden's diverse community.

  • A good understanding of relevant policy and strategy areas, including, but not limited to: 

  1. Community cohesion
  2. Hate crime and extremism
  3. Prevent Duty
  • Experience of creatively engaging with hard to reach people/groups.

  • Knowledge and a good track record in time management and managing own workload to meet tight deadlines.

  • The ability to work effectively with a range of professionals internally and externally, demonstrating excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

  • Confident, engaging communicator, able to positively handle contact with partners and residents from a range of backgrounds and with complex needs.

  • A good understanding of safeguarding principles in relation to vulnerable adults and children.

  • Knowledge of services and interventions to reduce the risk of and vulnerability to radicalisation and extremism.

  • Good understanding of current affairs and how they might have an impact on those vulnerable to radicalisation.

 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

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

 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 dates for applications: Sunday 6th October 2019

Interviews to be held: W/C 21st October 2019

Please quote reference: 190000MH

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 21st October and 18th November 2019