Community Co-ordinator, Counter Extremism, flexible options available

Lambeth, London (Greater)
36549 - 39459
22 Dec 2016
15 Jan 2017
Contract Type


PO3: £36,549 rising in annual increments to £39,459 including LW

12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension subject to external funding.

Lambeth is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to help deliver the Government’s Counter Extremism Strategy. The strategy centres on countering all forms of extremist ideologies which undermine our fundamental values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and respect for different faiths and beliefs. Extremism is one of the greatest challenges the country faces and Local Authorities have a core role to play in building more resilient communities and tackling the harms extremists cause. The Counter Extremism Strategy is distinct and complementary to the Prevent strategy as it seeks to challenge the broad symptoms of extremism which are not limited to terrorism and radicalisation.

We are looking for a charismatic, determined and confident person who has the ability and skills to engage hard to reach groups, promote community cohesion and challenge extremist ideologies.

You will need to develop strong and effective partnerships particularly with grass roots community groups and demonstrate the ability to promote and empower them to challenge all forms of extremism that undermine our fundamental values in modern day Britain. You will also need to be able to advise and support organisations on accessing funds or support to enable them to consolidate and amplify their work in relation to countering extremism and building community cohesion.

You should be prepared to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel for business purposes.

You will already hold, or be willing to undergo security vetting to the National Security Vetting Standard of SC (Security Check) level.

If you require more information about the role please contact Charles Griggs, Delivery Lead, Violence Reduction, 020 7926 0151.


Successful candidates will be asked to apply for a Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at 


The closing date for receiving the completed application forms is Sunday 15 January 2017 at midnight. 

Interview dates are anticipated to be during the week commencing 23rd January 2017.