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Community & Business Engagement Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Various locations across Wednesbury
Band E, SCP 18-25 (£27,344 - £32,020 per annum)
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Local Councils
Job Type
Community, Community safety
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Job Details

This position is a Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2025 due to projects

This is a fixed term post, to work in the Wednesbury area of Sandwell. The project seeks to improve safety in public spaces and for residents.

The post holder will work closely with the Police and the Council’s ASB Team and others to provide a proactive and preventive approach to reduce crime and ASB within the community, offering advice to householders and commercial premise owners.

Providing an additional front-line link between residents / businesses and the council / police. Developing campaigns and working with the community to build community capacity - establish and encourage people to get involved and take ownership of their own areas and build social capital.

The post holder will link with the other elements of the project which includes the introduction of a business radio link scheme, enhancement of CCTV in the area and the installation of nuisance bikes inhibitors at hotspots. It is envisaged that by concentrating on these areas, crime will be reduced through preventative measures, community engagement and increased resilience and ownership that will leave a legacy at the end of the project of a safer environment and increased feelings of safety and cohesion.

We are looking for someone who has good interpersonal skills, able to build positive working relationships with a range of partners and can work co-operatively with a wide range of people across community boundaries.


  • GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Driving Licence & Car owner

For an informal discussion, please contact Denise Hooper, Community Safety Manager


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours.

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Information for applicants
Job Description
Personnel Specification


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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