community safety officer

Job Details

The Community Safety Coordinator role is a key point of contact for residents, businesses, elected members and other organisations where crime or anti-social behavior is causing a problem. The Community Safety Co-ordinator will take ownership of issues to help to find a satisfactory and effective solution. This may include making appropriate referrals for support, interviewing complainants and perpetrators, arranging mediation, issuing warning letters, notices and fines and in some circumstances taking formal legal action with our legal team.

As prevention and early intervention are key, the post holder will also take responsibility for community safety events in their area, including running campaigns, managing the voluntary sector grants process, liaising with service providers, and at times giving talks and attending meetings, including meetings with the local community.

The role needs someone who is passionate and committed to making a difference, recognizing that the spectrum of crime and anti-social behavior is quite wide.

Key duties

• Liaising with members of the public, businesses, elected members, partner agencies and others to provide advice on community safety issues.
• Responding to community safety concerns where possible through co-ordinating and implementing solutions.
• Responding to enquiries, requests for information and advice from both internal and external customers, positively promoting the service.
• Overseeing any interventions in the locality, ensuring that providers are delivering as required and achieving expected outcomes. This may also
involve collating and providing data.
• Assessing cases using the standard risk assessment tools and taking appropriate action to reduce and mitigate risks.
• Updating the case management system with accurate records of all action taken.
• Attending multi-agency partnership meetings and playing an active role, representing the interests of the authority and the Community Safety
• Managing the target hardening budget for the area, and ordering stock when required to ensure supplies are maintained. Co-ordinating the
installation of target hardening measures raising purchase orders and ensuring invoices are paid on time.
About the Role
• Being responsible for any equipment, which may be provided, to carry out the functions of the post.

Additional Information

Flexibility will be required to work outside core hours and the role may involve some weekend or evening working as required.

You will be required to drive as part of your role, so a full driving license and access to a vehicle which is insured for business use will be necessary.

The post requires successful completion of Level 3 Police Vetting prior to an appointment

payrate:£16 umbrella