LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT
Salary range: £39,867 – £42,855 (pro-rata) p.a. inc.
Contract: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other North London locations.
Join us and become part of a MOPAC funded pan-London innovative County Lines project
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The mayor has announced £10m of co-commissioning funding for crime prevention projects that tackle child sexual exploitation, female offending and youth offending in the capital. In response, a coalition bid was submitted from all 32 London Borough Heads of Community Safety with support from three leading voluntary sector delivery service and other statutory services including the Metropolitan Police for a pan London County lines project. The project bid was successful and full service delivery started in July 2018 until 31 March 2022.
This project will develop and deliver a support service for young people who are vulnerable and caught up in county lines drug distribution networks across our region. This issue brings together gangs, national policing strategy, CSE, trafficking, modern slavery, exploitation and vulnerability; underpinned by a complex range of social and structural disadvantage. The need has been identified but is so far only partly understood and sporadically mapped, with support models untested at any scale.
This project will be the first county lines support service that:
This is a very exciting and crucial coordination role for this project. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience of operational partnership coordination. Ideally someone with work experience within a community safety setting and/or children and young people. The posts will require a specific and clear understanding of relevant child safeguarding legislation and processes as this role will act as the conduit between individual boroughs, project analysts, commissioned interventions and other associated partners.
We are seeking someone who can work well independently and aims for national best practice for an operational response in preventing organised crime and the exploitation of young people due to county lines activities.
We hope to attract a candidate with a strong work ethic as this service will be in high demand therefore collaborative working will be key to this role’s success. We hope this role will help gain extended insight and partnership response to ensure a clearer understanding and response is created.
Can you help us make that difference in keeping London children and young people safe from exploitation and criminal networks? Bring and implement new partnership and coordination ideas to help towards the success of this pan London project? If so, please apply today.
Closing Date: 28 February 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on . Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.