Community Safety Officer
Typically a Community Safety Officer will work to a Community Safety Manager. Where there is a small team, this could be a wide-ranging job, assisting the manager in any task that needs completing. For larger teams, the post may focus on a specific aspect of community safety work – but may involve greater levels of responsibility for that individual strand.
All community safety officers will need to be familiar with community safety legislation, theory and practice. Prior experience of working in the public sector and / or in managing crime prevention and community services will be a great asset. Knowledge of performance monitoring is often desirable, but the key skills required by these posts are: strong organisational capacity, and the ability to maintain calm under high pressure.
They also need to be:
- Excellent communicators (written and oral)
- Good negotiators
- Able to motivate other people
- Good organisers
Main Purpose of Job
· To support the Community Safety Manager in the coordination of responses to issues of crime and disorder.
· To designing and implement solutions to crime and disorder problems in response to requests from partners, residents and councillors.
· To represent the council at partnership meetings - contributing to developing partnership solutions.
· To give advice about community safety policies and proposals and to liaise with other council departments, external agencies and other partnerships regarding the council’s community safety needs.
· To oversee specific community safety / crime reduction services.
· To seek funding sources and submit applications on behalf of the partnership.
· To identify and interpret new and existing national and local policy and strategy relating to community safety to help inform local strategies and plans.
- To represent the council at meetings and committees (internal and external).
- To help prepare and present submissions for bids for external funding to support community safety projects.
- To give advice about community safety policies and proposals and to influence/liaise with other council departments, external agencies and other partnerships to deliver the community safety priorities for the council.
· To help develop and deliver projects / initiatives with other organisations contributing to community safety.
· To ensure performance management systems are in place to monitor delivery.
- To prepare committee reports, working papers and executive summaries on community safety issues.
- To seek and implement good practice in community safety.