Prevent Coordinator Ref:- RT36618

Walsall Borough
£39,565 - £44,255 per annum
03 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
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Community safety
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Fixed Term Contract
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Prevent Coordinator – Ref:- RT36618

G11 £39,565 - £44,255 per annum

Fixed-term contract due to funding

Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.  The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.  This is achieved by challenging terrorist ideology, supporting vulnerable people and supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.

Key responsibilities of the post are as follows:

  1. Coordinate all Prevent activity on behalf the local authority. Promote the Prevent strategy across both statutory and non-statutory partners, keeping up to date with changes and guidance issued by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT).
  2. Engage with the police, Counter-Terrorism Unit and other relevant authorities and partners in maintaining an up-to-date picture of threat levels and the nature and extent of local extremist activity.
  3. Ensure strong governance arrangements, in the form of the Prevent Delivery Group, are in place to oversee and direct Prevent work locally.
  4. Develop and maintain the multi-agency Prevent delivery plan and monitor its delivery, outcomes and direction in collaboration with key partners.
  5. Develop, run and oversee projects that respond to the local threat, in conjunction with the OCST, providing quarterly reports on progress.
  6. Work with local communities, businesses, voluntary, community and faith organisations to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of Prevent, and the part they can play in challenging extremist behaviour and preventing individuals and groups from being drawn into terrorism.
  7. Line-manage the schools Prevent Education Officer, ensuring relevant links with partners and schools are made and a training plan implemented.
  8. Manage an internal budget of £48,000 and any external grant funding, as appropriate.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Possess excellent knowledge of the government’s Prevent strategy, and of other policies and legislation relevant to the post.
  2. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence senior officers and partners on matters relating to the Prevent agenda.
  3. Demonstrate a high level of political awareness and have experience of working with local elected members.
  4. Possess a good knowledge of the local area, its communities and institutions.
  5. Possess a degree, or equivalent, qualification.

The post-holder must hold, or be willing to obtain, the relevant security clearance for this role.

This post is covered by the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

Please contact Helen Kindon on 01922 654327 ( for further information relating to this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 September 2018

Interviews: Friday 28 September 2018

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JDES Prevent Coordinator
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