Community Partner (Counter Extremism), Open to flexible working

2 days left

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£38,854 - £41,959
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Community Partner (Counter Extremism), Open to flexible working

Directorate: Supporting Communities

Division: Community Services

Location: 5 Pancras Square

Salary: Level 4 Zone 2 (£38,854-£41,959)

Contract: Permanent (subject to external funding), full time, 36 hours per week

About the role

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.

This Home Office grant-funded post will help strengthen our work in this area and support national work to build partnerships with local communities and groups, a key part of the Counter-Extremism Strategy:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counter-extremism-strategy.

This is a high profile role and you will be joining a national network of Community Coordinators. You will be expected to build up an extensive understanding of the issues and challenges in your local area, lead on identifying mainstream voices and provide support to groups countering extremism in all its forms. You will need to have excellent communication and influencing skills and will be expected to represent the council at various internal and external meetings, working closely with the local community, senior council officers and elected councillors, as well as central Government.

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain security clearance (SC level). This will be arranged by the Home Office.

The Home Office will also conduct checks on the successful candidate’s online presence before any offer of employment is made to ensure there is no reputational risk to Camden or the Home Office if the appointment is made.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of Camden, our local communities and institutions. You will also have experience of working with and supporting community organisations.

Ideally you will have a good understanding of what constitutes both violent and non-violent extremism and how they can manifest in local communities, and the range of interventions that can create more cohesive communities.

You should also have a sound understanding of the Government’sCounter-Extremism Strategy.

We expect all staff to embrace the Camden Way which is a set of five principles about how we work. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate they understand and embody these ways of working.

About us

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.