Community Safety Officer (ASB)

Location
Abingdon
Salary
£24,705 to £28,907 per year
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
27 Jan 2019
Ref
00325531
Contact
Candidate Services
Category
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Community Safety Officer (ASB) 

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working. 

Position: Community Safety Officer (ASB Lead) 
Location: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37 hours a week 
Salary: £24,705 to £28,907 per year 
Benefits: A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year; pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, Cyclescheme, car lease scheme, reduced gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more, ample free parking nearby. 

Closing date: 12:00 noon on 27 January 19 
Interview date: week commencing 11 February 19 

About the role: 

The Community Safety Officer will lead on co-ordinating a joined up response to tackling Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) on behalf of the district councils in partnership with council teams and external partner agencies (for example Thames Valley Police, Housing Associations and Children’s and Adults Safeguarding). 

Responsibilities: 

- Act as the first point of contact for residents who report ASB and hate crime to the councils, manage the response and record reports on the appropriate council systems 
- Organise, support and participate in ASB case conferences and action planning, including chairing meetings if required 
- Produce the monthly Joint Tasking papers, co-ordinate priority actions where necessary, support the chairperson and record and monitor actions 
- Co-ordinate and chair regular neighbourhood ASB meetings, record and monitor actions and ensure they link effectively with joint tasking 
- Utilise the district council / CSP tools set out in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to respond to ASB in South and Vale 
- Manage the deployment of covert cameras belonging to the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) 
- Provide advice to council teams and partner agencies on ASB 
- Provide information relating to ASB for the quarterly performance reports for the CSP and councils 
- Support the Community Safety Team Leader in promoting the performance of the community safety team to a wide range of stakeholders 

About you: 

- Educated to A level or equivalent standard 
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
- Good report writing skills 
- Good IT skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and email 
- Excellent oral communication skills 
- Able to chair meetings 
- Full driving licence and access to a vehicle 
- Strong customer service ethos and desire to exceed customer expectations 
- Understanding of community safety work and legislation desirable 
- Experience of partnership working desirable 

You may have experience of the following: Community Safety Officer, ASB Lead, Anti-Social Behaviour Lead, ASB Officer, Anti-Social Behaviour Officer, Community Safety, Housing Officer, Housing Assistant, Community Safety Coordinator, Anti-Social Behaviour Coordinator, etc.

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