Hate Crime and Prevent Coordinator
This is a new and dynamic role having the potential to significantly change and develop Wandsworth’s approach to current challenges in respect of Counter Terrorism, Extremism and Hate Crime.
As part of the Community Safety Team committed to serving the local community, you will be provided with opportunities to develop yourselves and others, in an environment where your opinion counts and where you can make a difference to the direction of Community Safety for years to come.
You will provide a lead role;
- in safeguarding people, stopping them from supporting terrorism in accordance with our responsibilities for Prevent,
- building a detailed understanding of issues, risks and vulnerabilities underpinning extremist views,
- to inform strategies and implement activities that combat extremism and hate crime.
- Provide advice, support and training to the Councils, educational institutions and external partners in relation to safeguarding individuals vulnerable to radicalisation
- Support and co-ordinate the Channel Panel
- Develop a network of contacts of mainstream voices and community groups to counter hate crime and extremism in all its forms and advance community cohesion.
- have a proven track record of delivery and be able to demonstrate their knowledge and experience across the breadth of subject matter required for this role, including Safeguarding, Prevent, Extremism and Hate Crime;
- possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, being comfortable working with individuals and groups across a variety of community and partnership organisations, having the confidence to engage at the highest level.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. The standard working week for this job is a 36-hour working week but we are open to discussing alternative working patterns. We can also offer the chance to work from home.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 8 November 2020
Shortlisting Date: from Monday 9 November 2020
Interview Date: w/c Monday 16 November 2020
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment