Team: Community Safety
Job Family: CBG11 - Directing
Salary: £33,123 - £36,138 per annum plus weekend and evening working enhancements
Hours: 2x positions available - 37 hours per week
Base Location: Between Watling House, Dunstable & Priory House, Shefford
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 24th November
Interview Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019
More about the role:
Are you enthusiastic about improving the lives of Central Bedfordshire residents? Do you have the ability and skills to be a visible leader and bring people together to collectively make a real difference in our communities? Do you want to be part of a new and exciting community safety initiative? If so, find your greatness by joining us as a Safer Neighbourhood Team Leader. The Community Safety Service works in, and with, our local communities to tackle a wide range of often complex community safety issues, helping reduce crime and disorder and the fear of crime. Working together with our partners and communities you will make a key contribution to making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
As a Safer Neighbourhood Team Leader you will play a critical role in developing, implementing and leading a team of officers with delegated police powers working across Central Bedfordshire. Your team will be patrolling our communities, listening and responding to residents’ concerns and resolving them where possible by engagement and giving advice. If that isn’t possible you will use enforcement powers including the issue of Fixed Penalty Notices and Penalty Charge Notices. You will ensure that your team is deployed effectively tackling issues using intelligence and analysis and by working in partnership with others.
Your team will also include Environmental Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour officers who investigate and case manage complaints of environmental crime and anti-social behaviour. You will need to ensure cases are managed in accordance with legal requirements and Council procedure and make evidence-based recommendations and decisions. Your ability to successfully share knowledge and supervise your team’s case load will ensure customers are informed, consulted and advised as appropriate. You will promote an intelligence-led, problem solving approach, working closely with key partners from across the Council and Community Safety Partnership to agree and achieve common goals. Your analysis of performance data, customer feedback and organisational scanning, will allow you to identify and implement improvements to systems and processes.
You may have a community safety background or have experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team before. Whatever your background, you must have the ability to lead and inspire a team of people, excellent organisational and communication skills, a customer focused approach, and be able to build collaborative working relationships with wider community safety partners. You’ll also have honed your problem-solving skills and learned to cope in a high-pressure working environment. Calm and collected, with a Level 4 educational or professional qualification, or extensive relevant experience, you should also be IT-literate and able to multi-task.
Please note that you’ll work a shift pattern: alternate Monday to Friday and Tuesday to Saturday working weeks with a mixture of day shifts and late shifts.
Join us, and you’ll enjoy attractive benefits plus the chance to learn and progress. We offer full in-house training. Even better, you’ll find your greatness as you help us reduce crime and boost community safety.
Please note - This post is subject to the police’s Non Police Personnel Vetting procedure.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the police’s Non Police Personnel Vetting procedure.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
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