Job ID:
3856
All Locations
Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
All Job Types
Policy
Advertising Salary
Grade 9 £44,428 - £48,474 (bar at £47,420 per annum pro rata
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Neighbourhoods
Advert Closing Date
28 Jul 2024
Working Patterns offered:
Full-time

About The Role

Working Hours: 35 Hours per week

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Additional Payments: Casual Car User Allowance

Closing Date: 28 July 2024

 

This role is subject to -

Casual Car Documentation - The successful candidate will be a designated Casual Car User which means that car journeys may be necessary on an occasional basis, but are not essential to the role. If you do drive, you must always hold a full valid driving licence and provide your own car for use at work, as well as provide all the appropriate documentation. You will receive an allowance per mile of business use.

Police Vetting – You will be required to undertake a Greater Manchester Police vetting process.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance - this post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

  

Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. We do this by challenging terrorist ideology; supporting people susceptible to being drawn into terrorism and building resilience in a variety of sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation. We need to respond to tackle all forms of extremism - including both International and Extreme Right-Wing threats.

The public sector but in particular local authorities have a vital role to play in the successful delivery of Prevent objectives.  This is a high profile role responsible for supporting the local authority to deliver against its statutory Prevent and Channel responsibilities and work in partnership with communities and the voluntary and community sector to raise awareness and co-design activities that build community resilience to radicalisation and terrorism. 

The Prevent Communities Development Lead will be required to perform a strategic function, which connects with wider related strategies and focuses on strengthening neighbourhood delivery through a people and place lenses, utilising community assets, individuals and existing projects and programmes of work to develop and strengthen work delivered in partnership with our communities and strategic partners to prevent radicalisation and terrorism.

The Communities Development Lead will be responsible for:

  • The development and delivery of a Prevent specific community development strategy and work programme and lead on developing skills and confidence amongst Manchester's communities of identity.
  • Leadership and development of the city’s RADEQUAL Campaign and grant programme. This includes building capacity in communities to equip them with the knowledge and confidence to identify and refer vulnerable people and challenge extremist ideas.
  • Effective delivery of Homeland Security’s Prevent funded projects, ensuring that they deliver to the local risk profile and meet national and local objectives.
  • Establish local risk profile for extremism and co design activities and projects to build community resilience to hateful extremism.
  • Development and maintenance of meaningful relationships with communities and the VCS in the city, reflecting the diversity of Manchester’s population to promote the Prevent strategy, including via local media, and keep up to date with changes and any guidance issued by Homeland Security.

About the Candidate

The ideal candidate will have working experience of engaging and working with communities and the voluntary and community sector to deliver change.  We are also looking for someone who is a good communicator and has experience of managing both people and projects to deliver high quality results.  The candidate should be well organised and able to juggle competing priorities, be good at problem solving and making decisions, skilled at developing trust and relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Previous experience of working with communities on sensitive and challenging areas of policy would be beneficial. 

They will have knowledge and a clear understanding of relevant central and local government issues and trends, including legislation, relevant to preventing people from being drawn into terrorism and wider community safety agendas, safeguarding and approaches to community cohesion and integration in local government.

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly encourage applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.   

If you want to find out more about the role, our ways of working, flexible arrangements or any workplace adjustments, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if you require any adjustments for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process.   
 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work. 

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role. 

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