Prevent Education Officer
The Prevent programme is part of the Government’s counterterrorism strategy CONTEST. The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, by challenging terrorist ideology, supporting vulnerable people, and working in partnership with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.
The education sector has a vital role to play in the successful delivery of Prevent objectives within Enfield. This exciting opportunity is to cover the role of the Prevent Education Officer and will work with educational settings to identify vulnerabilities and risks, deliver training, build and maintain a network of contacts to improve coordination of Prevent activity. The successful applicant will work with schools to increase compliance with the Prevent duty, help shape local strategy and deliver interventions to strengthen resilience to all forms of extremism.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Prevent Team to build on an existing programme of work.
This is a high profile role and we will require you to:
- Have experience of working within educational settings,
- Have excellent communications skills,
- Influence and engage a wide range of partners and stakeholders,
- Be politically astute,
- Have confidence and resilience,
- Have or willing to undertake a CTC/SC Security clearance.
Your application must be supported by a supporting statement, the supporting statement should address how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
The post is initially offered on a contract until the end of March 2025, and further depending on renewed funding being available. A secondment from the education sector may be considered.
Due to the nature of the work, the successful applicant will be required to work flexibly, including attending and events outside of normal working hours when necessary. A current diving licence and the use of own vehicle would be helpful.
Please ensure your application reflects the requirements on the Person Specification.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Suj Ponnampalam - Prevent Programme Manager on 020 8132 1393.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Rebecca Spyrou on 0208 132 0008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Monday 13th November 2023.
Candidates should be available for Interviews on the week commencing 20th November 2023.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
- 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers
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If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.