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Prevent Support Officer

P01 £33,627 - £35,070 p.a.

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Environment & Regeneration
P01 £33,627 - £35,070 p.a.
Full time 35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR
P01 £33,627 - £35,070 p.a.
29/04/2018 23:59

Prevent Support Officer

Our priority is to improve the quality of life of Islington residents and help those who live in, work in and visit the borough to achieve their full potential. To achieve this, the council works in close partnership with Islington’s diverse communities and services to improve both the quality and effectiveness of the services we provide and to ensure we are delivering the right services at the right cost. 

Islington council is thinking carefully about how it translates the Prevent strategy into relevant local delivery. In honouring our responsibility to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, the council works with closely with local educational providers including early years, schools, colleges, universities, supplementary education and local faith and community groups to ensure that the implementation of Prevent is effective, sensitive and constructive. 

Community Safety, is seeking an exceptional candidate for this very important role who will ensure that the council complies with the Prevent Duty in a manner that ensures that extremism is challenged collaboratively and is not over-exaggerated or driven underground. You will be responsible for ensuring that Prevent is delivered in accordance with Islington’s vision and values and is balanced against compliance with the Equality Act, 2010 and the Human Rights Act. You will also have the ability to foster trust within and between local communities and partners, developing an understanding of concerns and drivers to radicalisation and violent extremism.

You should be politically astute and possess a strong understanding of the wider political landscape relating to counter-terrorism and extremist radicalisation. You will also need to have excellent communication and influencing skills as you will be expected to represent the council at various internal and external meetings, as well as provide briefing and updates to a variety of audiences including senior council officers, elected members and others as required.

You should have proven extensive experience of working with local communities, statutory and voluntary sector organisations, additional experience of working with faith groups and hard to reach communities would be desirable.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Bev Thomas, Prevent Co-ordinator, on 020 7527 3018.
Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018 at 23:59
Interview & Testing date: Friday 18 May 2018

Community Safety is a strategic team that supports the Safer Islington Partnership to achieve its overall objectives of reducing crime and disorder in the borough, keeping people safe and bringing offenders to justice. It seeks to do this by:

• Enhancing knowledge and understanding of the human, social and environmental factors that drive crime and anti-social behaviour;
• Working with partners (including council services) to develop strategies for addressing the key issues;
• Co-ordinating and commissioning multi-agency delivery of appropriate interventions; and
• Operating a robust performance management framework including accountability for funds provided by Islington council, government departments and the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime.

For further details / informal visits contact: Keith Stanger, Service Manager Community Safety & Crime Reduction 020 7527 4329 or email

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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