- To work as part of the Community Safety Team to deliver the Borough Council’s priorities and to support the work of the Bedford Borough Community Safety Partnership (BBCSP) in tackling antisocial behaviour and supporting victims of crime, especially the most vulnerable, focussing on ‘crime reduction’ or ‘community confidence’.
- To assist in any CSP response to Borough issues of crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse, or any of the identified priorities for the CSP where performance is monitored, measured and evaluated to inform future plans.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To work with Service Manager, Community Safety & Resilience team and partner agencies on behalf of the authority to problem solve community safety issues, including antisocial behaviour, hate crime, substance misuse, vulnerable people and any other identified CSP priority.
- To work in partnership with the police and other agencies to investigate and manage crime and antisocial behaviour reports, including ensuring victims are updated on progress and conclusions.
- To utilise the incremental approach of antisocial behaviour powers including warning letters, community protection notices, fixed penalty notices, and associated orders to effect improved behaviours within the community.
- To contribute to any action plans by reporting in a timely manner to the CSP on relevant matters.
- To advise the Borough Council and CSP on changes to legislation, regulations, policy and strategy developments where appropriate and to advise on implications.
- To support the operational delivery of the three year Community Safety Plan and act as a channel of communication between the CSP and other partnerships where these add value to community safety priorities.
- Identify and deliver appropriate community events to address community issues, engaging with all communities, partner agencies and voluntary sectors to work towards longer term solutions such as implementing watch schemes, crime prevention initiatives and other activities.
- Working with the Community Analyst, ensure evaluation and measurable outcomes for ASB cases and plans, are monitored to ensure our ability to identify and repeat good practice.
- To provide professional support and advice, in line with appropriate competencies, to local stakeholders and other directorate service areas.
- To participate in key community safety projects in line with local and national needs and priorities.
- To provide prompt and courteous responses to public complaints and other enquiries and ensure all relevant information is recorded, via the service computer database system, to aid performance management monitoring.
- To carry out inspections, investigations, other interventions, produce reports in line with relevant team duties, and instigate appropriate action as determined by the Environment & Sustainable Communities Directorate enforcement policy.
- To carry out any other similar duties as may be required from time to time by the Head of Regulatory Services.
- Minimum of 3 GCE ‘A’ Levels Grade C or above or equivalent, including English and Maths. With relevant qualification in community safety / anti-social behaviour related field, or equivalent experience.
- Must demonstrate experience, knowledge and understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of community safety functions delivered by local authorities, in terms of crime reduction and community confidence.
- Must be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake complex specialist / technical work and make independent decisions without supervision on a regular basis.
- Must be able to demonstrate experience in preparing clear and concise reports including schedules of work, legal cases, case summary reports and internal consultation responses.
- Demonstrate an ability to prioritise work, work independently, recognising personal limits and when to ask for assistance and support, together with an ability to undertake technical work under the supervision of more experienced colleagues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of tools and powers to tackle anti-social behaviour, crime and community engagement issues.
- Must demonstrate the ability to speak fluent English at a level appropriate to be able to carry out the duties of the post, to include the ability to articulate key messages to a varying audience
- Demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude, have a professional outlook, be approachable and adaptable.
- Must be able meet physical requirements of the role (occasional need to carry portable items of equipment short distances) and travel efficiently around the District in order to carry out duties and must be able to work unsociable hours as and when work demands require.
- Use Microsoft Office products, particularly: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer.
- Must have a driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes, or be able to otherwise demonstrate the ability to travel to sites around the Borough and beyond in an efficient manner.