Post Ref: CC998
Calderdale Council plays a key role in enhancing life opportunities for the 210,000 residents of the borough. Its three key priorities include reducing the causes of deprivation and inequalities, developing sustainable towns and acting on climate change. The work of the Prevent team is embedded within the work reduce inequalities & deprivation and to develop strong and resilient towns.
The Prevent Team develop, commission and deliver projects and training to help identify and support those vulnerable to radicalisation to build resilience and “prevent them from being drawn into terrorism” under the Prevent Strategy. Our Prevent work is intended to deal with all kinds of terrorist threats to the UK. The implementation of which will support individuals to develop critical thinking, understand the threat posed by extreme groups and address behaviours that put them and others at risk.
The Prevent Team are looking to recruit a Prevent Community and Volunteer Development Officer to support a community development approach with the delivery of our work. This will include providing leadership and expertise to support the delivery of the Prevent strategy in Calderdale, working with key professionals and community groups, youth projects, adults and young people at a local level. The role will be responsible for delivery of the Prevent Engagement Plan and implementation of the Civil Society Organisation (CSO) strategy, which will include setting up policy and procedure for Prevent Volunteers/Champions, planning/delivering training and maintaining effective communications with partner agencies providing comprehensive updates.
If you have experience of developing volunteers, delivering effective training and familiarity with community development approaches we would welcome your application. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to deliver presentations and training to large groups of people; understanding of working with diverse communities, volunteers and partnership working and be familiar with budget monitoring and collaborative working.
Applications will be considered from those with a relevant degree in youth, community, teaching or commensurate experience.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.
This appointment will be subject to satisfactory security clearance from the Home Office.
Closing Date: Sunday, 24th April 2022
We are following social distancing precautions and may utilise digital interview methods.
As part of our Vision (https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/vision/) we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.
All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.
We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.
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