Waltham Forest Council is looking to build on our successes and realise the huge potential of our people and the opportunities we face. The opportunities are real and unique, from a new university campus, £300million new shopping centre, building 10,000 new homes over the next ten years, bringing a much-loved 950-seat theatre back into use and a new hospital at Whipps Cross.
But the challenges are equally demanding, from 45 per cent of our children living in poverty, finding new ways to tackle the housing crisis and our ethnicity and gender pay gaps, to creating an authority as diverse as the people we serve, we need people that thrive in creating solutions and unlocking potential.
We want every resident to feel safe in the environment they live in. We are developing an intelligence lead partnership approach to Community Safety and Resilience, working with the police, health partners and the voluntary sector to deliver a service focused on community safety; addressing crime, anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood issues; whilst identifying robust strategies to solve issues.
We have created a new role which will lead the delivery of the Council’s Community Safety services. This role is pivotal to developing and implementing a comprehensive performance management framework. Motivated by the advancement of people and performance, the Director of Community Safety and Resilience will promote a culture of continuous improvement, to achieve strategic objectives including:
· Violence Reduction including Youth Offending
· Serious Violence
· Criminal Exploitation
· EH Partnerships
· Create opportunities for our residents
· Support health and wellbeing
We are looking for someone who can deliver both the strategic and operational ambitions across a number the organisation. Our approach to domestic violence, safeguarding, merging ASB tasking and hate crime are significant areas of strength, and our new Corporate Director of Community Safety & Resilience will drive new ways of thinking, and use a collaborative management style to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and productivity. While also ensuring that the services within the directorate are reflected in everything the council does, as well as our strategic vision.
This is a complex, senior role which will require the ability to influence, gain credibility, and work collaboratively with a diverse range of senior stakeholders such as the Mayor, MOPAC and the Home Office to help us deliver better deliverables across a shared vision around community safety. Our vision for community safety is council wide and we’re looking for a cross-organisational corporate leader to help us make a difference to our borough, delivering positive outcomes for those living and working within the borough, putting people at the heart of what we do.
For more information, please visit www.walthamforestforall.com or contact Joshua Bembridge (Joshua.Bembridge@Penna.com / 07739 985 331)
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.