VRU Exploitation Lead

Birmingham, West Midlands
Grade: Band D £29,793 - £41,718 (subject to job evaluation)
22 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
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R0087 VRU Exploitation Lead

Grade: Band D £29,793 - £41,718 (subject to job evaluation)

Full time based at: West Midlands Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House, Birmingham, B4 6NQ

Fixed Term Contract or Secondment ending: 31 March 2022Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 9th April 2021, Interviews to take place virtually on Friday 23rd April 2021.

The Violence Reduction Unit is an alliance of organisations working together to reduce violence within the West Midlands. We are seeking an Exploitation Lead to come and join the Unit, hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner. This role is a fixed term contract ending 31 March 2022.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of working in community safety or children’s services and passionate about violence reduction and prevention.  You should have extensive experience of leading or being engaged in multi-agency partnerships in either the statutory or voluntary sector and be able to demonstrate your awareness of evidence-based interventions and the public health approach to preventing and reducing violence. You will be skilled at developing long-lasting and effective partnerships, and have a good understanding of exploitation and its links to serious and organised crime. You will be able to demonstrate experience and success in the development of policies and practices to respond to community safety priorities and the ability to facilitate the development of regional approaches to priority issues.

You will be required to work as part of a local and a regional team, and in a range of multi-agency settings. You must be able to work well with a range of professionals, building authentic and effective relationships in order to respond to the WM Violence Reduction Unit Strategic Needs Assessment and the broader VRU priorities. You will be expected to attend a range of multi-agency forums and meetings and be confident in presenting information verbally in those settings, as well as through the production of high quality written reports.

The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and the VRU is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality. This role is politically restricted.

For more information about the Violence Reduction Unit visit: https://westmidlands-vru.org/. For an informal confidential conversation in relation to this post please contact Carl Binns by e-mailing: wmpcc@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 9th April 2021. Interviews are planned to take place virtually on Friday 23rd April 2021.

Please note we do not accept CV’s. To download an application form and information pack please visit: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/your-commissioner/working-for-the-police-and-crime-commissioner or telephone 0121 626 6060.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to equality and diversity.