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Head of Community Safety and Corporate Resilience

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3600
  • Published: Wed 03/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Head of Community Safety and Corporate Resilience
£63,519 - £78,2852

The Head of Community Safety & Corporate Resilience is a mission critical and highly demanding role within the Community Safety Directorate of the London Borough of Newham. 

It is essential that before applying, candidates ensure they have proven leadership experience at a senior level and able to evidence the criteria shown on the job description.

Reporting to the Director of Community Safety, the Head of CS&CR will oversee the following service areas:

  • Community Safety & Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Emergency Planning & Business Continuity.

Key responsibilities include, to:

  • Oversee the thematic Community Safety function within the Council and contribute, at a senior level, to the development of strategies across the local authority and wider partnership.
  • Promote community engagement and empowerment, particularly in relation to building community resilience and capacity.
  • Ensure the effective functioning of the Community Safety Partnership through annual assessment of local crime and disorder priorities and consultation with partners and the local community.  This will be followed by development of annual action plans, setting out the Community Safety Partnership’s strategic and delivery intentions to deal with issues such as anti-social behaviour, gender based & serious violence, modern slavery, substance misuse, violence and re-offending. 
  • Work with affiliate groups of the Council and its partners to ensure that services and projects are developed and delivered to meet the needs of the local Community Safety Partnership in respect of the Partnership’s priorities.
  • Lead on coordinating the Council’s contribution to the development and implementation of effective arrangements for pan-London local authority and multiagency responses to emergencies, participating in (and, where appropriate, leading) committees and working groups, often including executive officers of other local authorities and equivalent officers from partner organisations.
  • Oversee all systems necessary for the successful operation of the service, including leading on the maintenance of the Borough Emergency Control Centre (BECC) capabilities. As required, manage the activation and subsequent running of the BECC and provide advice to the Chief Executive on the Council’s strategic response, and the coordination of that response with other local authorities and partners, locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Participate in the organisation of multi-agency exercises to test joint emergency plans.
  • In conjunction with other Category 1 and 2 responders, develop and maintain appropriate emergency plans, counter-measures to specific risks identified, and methods of warning and informing the public about actual and potential emergencies, as required by the Civil Contingencies Act.
  • Represent the London borough of Newham on various local, region and national forums and any relevant sub-committees and working groups, taking a leadership role where appropriate. This applies to both community safety as well as emergency planning.

Candidates must note the following:

  • The post is subject to a standard DBS check.
  • There will be a regular requirement to be “on call” outside of normal business hours as the Councils Emergency Planning Officer. For this, a standby payment will be made. 
  • There may be occasional need to attend meetings outside of normal hours of working.
  • The post-holder will on occasions be required to visit different sites, so the post-holder must either have a valid driving license and the ability to use their own vehicle or a pool car for work purposes, or be able to make alternative transport arrangements 

https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/7179/head-of-community-safety-3600

Closing date 24.4.24

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3600
  • Published: Wed 03/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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