Prevent Education Officer
Croydon hasn't seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We're already well underway with some GBP5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council - so we're looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That's why we're constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand - but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon's residents and businesses alike.
About the Role
The London Borough of Croydon is seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to support schools across all key stages and education personnel within the local area to deliver Prevent activity in order to increase young people's resilience to terrorism.
The Prevent Education Officer will report to the Prevent Coordinator within the local authority and will be responsible for leading on engagement with schools and other education providers, including Early Years providers and out of school education. You will be expected to have sight on the further education sector where required, and liaise closely with the HE / FE Co-ordinator. You will also identify vulnerabilities and risk, deliver training and capacity building, and build and maintain a network of contacts within their local area to advance Prevent activity, including the wider local authority, police, Ofsted, Home Office and the Department for Education. A background in Teaching and/or developing and delivering training would be an advantage in this role.
The post is for an initial period up until March 2019 with the likely possibility of extension depending on performance and the availability of funding.
If you feel you meet the post's criteria and are ambitious, driven and passionate, we would be interested to hear from you.
Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.