With over 254, 000 people living in the borough, over 140 languages spoken and a good percentage of the population from minority ethnic communities, Hounslow is one of the capital's diverse London boroughs. We have a well-deserved reputation for working in partnership to meet the needs and aspirations of our residents. We believe in celebrating diversity and building cohesion as we work towards our vision of one Hounslow.
The Prevent Strategy - is part of Contest, the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy. The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and providing support to vulnerable people, sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation. We need to respond to tackle all forms of extremism - including both far right and Islamist inspired threats.
The Role -
The role of the Prevent Education Officer is one which will see you supporting the delivery of the Home Office 'Prevent Strategy'. The successful candidate will be based within the Community Partnerships Unit, Prevent Team at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DN. Please note, we are in the process of moving to a new Civic Centre to be located at the Bell Road Corner, Hounslow from 2019.
We are seeking an exceptional candidate for this high profile role. You must be able to demonstrate local knowledge of Hounslow, including its schools, community organisations and faith community and evidence engagement at a local level.
You need to very familiar with the Prevent Strategy and a copy can be viewed at www.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-strategy-2011 - the Prevent Duty and the DoE preventing children from radicalisation document on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty will also provide further information that support the role.
You will be working with schools and education establishments on 'Prevent' education work, supporting across all key stages and with education personnel within the local area to delivery Prevent activity in order to increase young people's resilience to terrorism. You need to be politically astute and able to work with a wide range of partner organisations and stakeholders. You will have demonstrable, excellent communication, engagement and influencing skills. The successful candidate must be familiar with and able to generate external funding and manage approved projects.
You will need to undergo enhanced security checks prior to appointment and be prepared to undergo Home Office SC clearance and Police checks.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation Manager (Prevent & Counter Extremism Lead) on 0208 583 2107 .
Closing date for applications: Friday 16th June 2017.
Interviews will be held: Tuesday 27th June 2017.
How To Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.