Counter Extremism Programme Birmingham Community Co-coordinator

Birmingham, West Midlands
£41,967 - £52,455
19 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
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Counter Extremism Programme Birmingham Community Co-coordinator

£41,967 - £52,455

Congreve Passage


Working 36.5 hours per week

Birmingham as the United Kingdom's second city is the largest local authority in Europe. The city has many positive attributes including rapid growth, a vibrant culture an exciting  retail offer and excellent transport connections within the city, region and internationally. The challenge for Birmingham is to make sure that the anticipated growth in its economy and population provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create a positive difference to lives of local people.

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve excellence by putting our citizens at the centre of our service offer.

To help us make a positive difference, the city is seeking to appoint a Community Coordinator. To be successful in this role you will be expected to:

  • Build an extensive understanding of the drivers, prevalence and wider social harms of extremism in Birmingham to help shape work in this area.
  • Identify and build relationships with individuals and community groups who are working to build community cohesion and resilience in Birmingham and countering extremism.
  • Support community partners working to counter extremism, and build upon existing community cohesion in the city, by identifying what help they require to consolidate and expand their reach, including by helping them to secure funding and support.

    You will have a good understanding of what constitutes cohesion, violent and non-violent extremism and the range of actions and interventions that can create stronger communities. You will also have a sound understanding of the Counter-Extremism Strategy 2015.

    You must be able to demonstrate experience of community engagement, in particular of working with community groups.

    You will have strong communication skills, including the ability to sell ideas and concepts with the ability to articulate a shared vision across a range of stakeholders and to negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes as well as the ability to produce high quality written material.

    At Birmingham we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you every opportunity to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Ref: PL1522017

    Closing date: Friday 02 June 2017

    “Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”

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