Community Safety Engagement Officer
A Dynamic Community Engagement Officer required for Brent, a bustling vibrant London Borough
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.
You will be joining a creative and fast-paced team, driving our core ethos of enhancing the community voice across the work of Community Safety and with our partners. The role is a new addition to the team; therefore, we are looking for a confident and experienced engagement officer. To develop new and exciting approaches of community engagement focused on community safety issues.
The post holder will be required to co-ordinate the delivery of multi-agency interventions and respond to community tensions, working in partnership with other relevant agencies/organisations in the implementation of specific projects and initiatives. This role will also specifically co-ordinate the Council response to violent incidents and gang violence, supporting community reassurance activities and community recovery.
The role will require a flexible approach to ensure optimal engagement from new community members and enhancing the voice of those less represented in the community.
You will need good communication skills, motivated to create change, whilst working collectively to achieve co-production and increase awareness of Community safety. Experience of working with multiple agencies with conflicting priorities and demands, will translate well into this role and creating a focus to the forthcoming work ahead.
The role requires excellent organisational skills, programme governance, development and implementation also an ability to work under pressure, including planning meetings, managing conflicting deadlines, resources and 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, with a strong work ethic. We are looking for a creative person, with new ideas and initiatives to drive innovation in engagement activities.
Closing Date: 17 June 2021 (23:00)
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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.