Closing Date: Thursday 17th September 2020 12 month fixed term contract – part time 18 hours per week
About the role Offering the opportunity to contribute to community based projects, safeguarding policy and practice and to work across sectors, this post supports a dynamic area of community engagement. The Prevent agenda is delivered in Haringey through collaboration across a range of statutory and non-statutory partners. As one of the most diverse areas in London, we are committed to increasing tolerance and encouraging mutual understanding between our varied populations in the borough and this is a key strand of our work to prevent extremism and radicalisation, and to support those who may be vulnerable to extremist influences.
The role will work closely with our Strategic Lead for Communities and build effective engagement with our Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, faith communities, the police and other strategic partners across the borough. You will also work closely with services across the council such as Children’s Services and Community Safety ensuring that the organisation is meeting its Prevent Duty. You will lead on the organisation and administration of the Prevent Community Advisory Group and contribute to other community engagement boards.
About you A strong understanding and connections with Haringey’s diverse community A good understanding of relevant policy and strategy areas, including, but not limited to: Community cohesion Hate crime and extremism Prevent Duty Experience of creatively engaging with hard to reach people/groups. Knowledge and a good track record in time management and managing own workload to meet tight deadlines. The ability to work effectively with a range of professionals internally and externally, demonstrating excellent stakeholder engagement skills. Confident, engaging communicator, able to positively handle contact with partners and residents from a range of backgrounds and with complex needs. A good understanding of safeguarding principles in relation to vulnerable adults and children. Knowledge of services and interventions to reduce the risk of and vulnerability to radicalisation and extremism. Good understanding of current affairs and how they might have an impact on those vulnerable to radicalisation.