Tactical Engagement Officer

Warwick, Warwickshire
£29,577 - £32,234 per annum
02 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
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Tactical Engagement Officer- Gypsy and Traveller Team


About Us


Working in Warwickshire we have a shared Gypsy, Roma and Traveller partnership vision to;


“create strong partnerships across all sectors to provide provision that addresses inequality and creates community cohesion within the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, local residents and businesses.”


Warwickshire County Council’s Gypsy and Traveller team works in partnership with the local councils, Police, education, welfare/ support services, the Gypsy and Traveller community, Equip, the national Gypsy and Traveller federation and the Police and Crime Commissioner. By working together we ensure a consistent approach is taken to support our Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community, fostering an environment that enables the development of community cohesion and when necessary take proportionate consistent enforcement action.


The Role


Warwickshire County Council has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a new role, Tactical Engagement Officer within the Gypsy and Traveller team.  The  post is full time, 37 hours per week and is based in Warwick, with the expectation the post holder will provide countywide support to all Warwickshire County Council owned Gypsy and Traveller sites and countywide support and leadership for Unathorised Encampments.


Working within the Gypsy and Traveller team the successful candidate will support the delivery of the shared vision “creating strong partnerships across all sectors to provide provision that addresses inequality and creates community cohesion within the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, local residents and businesses”.

The Tactical Engagement officer  is responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating a consistent evidence led multi-agency approach across Warwickshire to unauthorised encampments, unauthorised developments and breaches of tenancy. To achieve this the successful candidate will need to:


  • Work with stakeholders, the Gypsy and Traveller community and the wider community to consider options for the development of negotiated stopping,
  • When required work with and alongside internal and external stakeholders, ensuring consistent, timely and effective enforcement action is taken,
  • proactively lead multi-agencies in preparing for and managing the effective operation of the Emergency Stopping Place,


The Tactical Engagement Officer is required to assist with wider team duties as required to support the delivery of a comprehensive and coordinated countywide Gypsy and Traveller service.


Skills and Experience


To be successful in this role you will need to have experience and a good understanding of how to effectively engage with individuals and groups from deprived and/ or excluded communities.


The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their experience and/ or qualifications in a relevant work setting (housing, enforcement, restorative justice practices).


We are looking for a community-focused individual who can demonstrate their experience in leadership, negation and accountability. You need to be an excellent communicator, strong  at influencing and persuading as well as being flexible and innovative in your approach.


The post holder will work as part of a team and take the lead on Gypsy and Traveller tactical engagement related work.


The post holder will have the ability to work unsupervised, use initiative to work sensitively within the Gypsy and Traveller community, wider settled community and work with key stakeholders to advocate for the Gypsy and Traveller community and lead on legal action when required.


The post holder will be required to keep up to speed on the latest national and regional developments in relation to legislation changes and operating practices. The post holder will be responsible for briefing the team, senior management, and stakeholders on the implications of the developments. This offers an excellent development opportunity and the post holder will be supported, guided and trained by members of the Gypsy and Traveller  and Community Safety Team and wider stakeholders.


Please see the Job Description and Person Specification


Additional Information


For an informal discussion please contact Community Safety Manager Cheryl Bridges on 01926 412153.


Closing Date: Monday 23rd November 2020

Interview date: w/c 7th December 2020


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.




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