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Serious Violence Community Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Do you have a passion for working with communities and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes, then we have the perfect role for you!

We are seeking a Serious Violence Community Coordinator who has the drive and desire to support the development of Community Safety’s community engagement work around violence and vulnerability with a specific focus on areas disproportionately affected by violent crime.

About the Role:

The role will assist in the support and administration of the serious violence community forums in Wandsworth, Richmond, and Kingston. The post holder will work in partnership with a range of agencies and community organisations to build community capacity and support local project development, maximising a co-ordinated multiagency approach. They will also have a passion and good understanding of the difference community-led services can make to communities to assist in the prevention of serious violence.

The Serious Violence Community Coordinator will be a part of the Community Safety Team and work across Wandsworth, Richmond, and Kingston boroughs to organise, attend, and support serious violence community forums, sharing best practice, and expanding the community network across the three areas.

In this role, the post holder will focus on mapping current activity, identifying existing community champions and networks, and supporting community members to develop community-led violence reduction projects. The role will also assist in identifying funding and training opportunities for forum members, and provide the administrative support for meetings, including the creation of agendas, communications to members, and the taking and circulation of minutes.

The post holder will be educated to degree level in a related subject area or equivalent through work experience.  Community Forums take place in the evenings monthly and will require the Serious Violence Community Coordinator to attend. The post holder will be open and responsive to the needs of the community and flexible in how services are delivered and developed to meet the changing needs of communities affected by violence. If you think this is you – we’re waiting to hear from you.

This is a part time role for 21.6 hours per week for the fixed term duration of 12 months. If you are an internal employee, you can apply for this role on a secondment basis. The hours of this post can carry out on a flexible basis either 3 days per week or a combination of full days and morning or afternoons to cover the 21.6 hours providing the business needs are being met. The role will be based in Wandsworth Council when on site but will also allow for flexible working from home. Approximately once a month you maybe required to work in the evening to attend and support community forums.

Benefits:

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: 5th June 2022

Shortlisting Date: 9th June 2022

Interview Date: 16th June 2022 (TBC)

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement:

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Secondment Information:

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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