Prevent Education Officer – Ref: RT41518

Civic Centre
Salary G8 £28,768- £32,808 per annum
18 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
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Prevent Education Officer – ref RT41518
Salary G8 £28,768- £32,808 per annum
Full-time post

This post is fixed term and is initially funded until March 2020 and is subject thereafter to continued Home Office 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.

Walsall Council is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to lead on the delivery of the Prevent Strategy within the education sector across the borough.  This is a varied role working with a wide range of service areas within the council, education sector and communities.

Key responsibilities of the post are as follows:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of partner organisations including statutory and community partners
  • Provide advice and support to schools on their compliance with the Prevent Statutory Duty and further develop the co-ordination of Prevent activity.
  • Keep up to date with changes and any guidance issued by OSCT Prevent and the Department for Education including news updates via local and social media.
  • Support the development and management of risk assessments and local action plans to prioritise support for schools, staff and pupils including the provision of training of WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent).

Work with educational providers to identify resources to embed Prevent in the curriculum, increase resilience to radicalisation and the promotion fundamental British values. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the ability to deliver Prevent-related training to a wide range of audiences. 
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the Prevent agenda relevant to education settings and delivering clearly defined outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a high level of political awareness and have experience of working with local elected members.
  • Possess a good knowledge of the local area, its communities and institutions. The post-holder must hold, or be willing to obtain, the relevant security clearance for this role.

Please contact Niall Markham on 01922 654499 ( for further information relating to this vacancy.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English

Closing date for applications:  13 January 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 21 January 2019

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

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