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Community Safety Team Leader (Dorchester) (Fixed term until 31 March 2022)

Salary details: £31371 - £36876

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Natural Environment
Salary details
£31,371 - £36,876
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
John Newcombe
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 838027
Closing Date
09 August 2020
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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dorset Council for an enthusiastic and committed individual to oversee the leadership and development of the Community Safety Team and the delivery of a wide range of community safety projects.

You will need to have experience of these areas and be accustomed to taking enforcement action using a wide range of legislation to deal with offences. You will also be required to work with a wide range of partners to deliver a varied programme of initiatives to promote community safety and reduce anti-social behaviour and crime in the district.

In addition, you should have excellent communication and collaboration skills, the ability to organise and prioritise a diverse workload and an enthusiasm for and commitment to keeping the Dorset Council area a safe place to live and work.

This is a fixed term opportunity until 31st March 2022.

What you will be doing 

As the Community Safety Team Leader you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the services business objectives and overseeing the co-ordination and delivery of the Council’s Community Safety Partnership Operational objectives.

To provide visible leadership alongside effective and efficient management on all matters directly relating to the duties of the post holder independently and/or alongside the Service Manager for Licensing & Community Safety.

To lead on reviewing operational procedures or organisational arrangements e.g. in response to changing work priorities or legislation.

To provide robust case supervision to staff ensuring that cases are being managed in accordance with statute and that risk is mitigated with outcomes delivered.

Developing ASB officers in their understanding and confidence when interviewing offenders whether at their homes, in police stations, or in council/partners buildings.

Delivery of community safety priorities set by the Council and the statutory Community Safety Partnership, providing evidence lead evaluations to elected members, senior managers and the wider community. 

About you  

You should have excellent communication and collaboration skills, the ability to organise and prioritise a diverse workload and an enthusiasm for and commitment to keeping the Dorset Council area a safe place to live and work.

We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, partial home working and more.

This post requires you to have access to sensitive information and will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. Please refer to our policy on the employment of ex-offenders for further information.

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact John Newcombe, Service Manager for Licensing & Community Safety Operations on 01305 838027 or via email to: john.newcombe@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

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