How you'll make a difference

You will be doing really important work as a part of a dynamic team which has responsibility for tackling anti - social  behaviour and high profile community safety issues. You will safeguard vulnerable victims and communities through effective action making a real difference in our community.  

What will you be doing?
  • As a Community Safety Officer you will be responsible for providing a response to reported cases of anti-social behaviour, prevent escalation and problem solve.   
  • You will need to be able to carry out investigations, identify support needs, co-ordinate the responses of other agencies, implement early interventions and carry out enforcement action to deal with specific problems.   
  • You will be required to work with a wide range of agencies both internally and externally; and organisations including voluntary and community groups to address community safety.  The current priorities include vulnerable victims, modern slavery and serious violence. 
  • You will be required to build relationships, influence a wide range of agencies and community groups to enable you to respond to community safety priorities. 

What we need from you

  • Ideally you will have relevant degree or equivalent qualification, or have equivalent relevant experience.  
  • You will have relevant specialist knowledge of identified community safety priorities; backed by evidence of practical experience of developing and implementing actions in response to these. 
  • You will have knowledge of community safety tools and powers available to local authorities, and experience of using these effectively in practice. 
  • You will have experience of using project management techniques to develop and managing projects to a successful conclusion. 
  • You will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with community groups and partner organisations. 
  • You will be competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office/365 and have an ability to adapt to bespoke IT systems.
  • You must have a valid Driving Licence.  
  • You will be required to pass an enhanced DBS check as the role will occasionally involve contact with children and young persons.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work. 
We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.  
  • We’re providing essential services across our communities to ensure they are safe and well maintained.  
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  

We’re making a difference, be part of it!  
We anticipate for interviews to commence on 7th and 8th October 2021.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Antony Ducker on or 01454868910.

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