Prevent Education Officer - Maternity Cover

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
London
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
18 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
1819361252
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Closing date: 30th November

Haringey is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country, affording our young people a great opportunity to build understanding across opinions, faiths, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. We also recognise the need to provide young people with the tools to question narratives and influences, virtually or in person - and the Prevent Education Officer role plays a key part in helping the Council is delivering the tools young people need.

The Prevent Education Officer role is an exciting role that is designed to work closely with schools and colleges - developing resources to be delivered to pupils and students in order to equip them with the critical thinking skills that can help to safeguard against exploitation, as well as building awareness of vulnerabilities among teaching staff.

Key deliverables include:
  • Alongside the Strategic Lead for Communities, to build effective engagement with our Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, faith communities and other strategic partners across the borough.
  • Engagement with other services across the council such as Children's Services and Community Safety ensuring that the organisation is meeting its Prevent Duty.
  • Work closely with the Schools and Learning Service to develop the most appropriate training packages and lesson resources to ensure that schools are fulfilling their requirements under the Prevent Duty.
  • Act as the point of contact for the DofE and the Home Office on Prevent delivery in education settings,
  • Provide expert advice on safeguarding concerns pertaining to radicalisation and extremism and develop and deliver briefings and training sessions to staff from the education sector.

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate:
  • The ability to build strong relationships, encouraging co-operation and acting as the link between multiple contacts, both within and outside the Council.
  • Have demonstrable experience in teaching and be comfortable with giving presentations and delivering training and workshops.
  • Excellent communication skills - interacting effectively with a range of partners, both in writing and orally.
  • Possess good knowledge and awareness of the government's Prevent strategy, be politically aware and solve problems creatively whilst being informed by policy.

Desirable skills and experience
  • Good knowledge of the local area, local communities and (educational) institutions.
  • Good understanding of partnership working across sectors, especially between local authorities and educational institutions.
  • Good understanding of what constitutes both violent and non-violent extremism and how they can manifest in local communities.
  • Knowledge of wider safeguarding legislation and practice in relation to schools, colleges and young people in education.
  • Experience of working with sensitive information, with sound knowledge of legislation and guidance governing information sharing arrangements.

Additional information
This position is offered on a 10 months fixed term contract opportunity.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

Benefits:
Flexible working hours, 30 days + bank holidays, excellent pension scheme, plus training opportunities.

If you are interested in this role, kindly send your CV through to me before the 30th of November.

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