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Community Safety Assistant

Job Information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working


The Service

The Community and Environmental Health Team (CEHT) is part of the Council’s Public Protection Service which is responsible for a wide range of regulatory functions including Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Building Control, Community Safety, and Environmental Enforcement.

With 18 staff the CEHT areas of responsibilities include noise control and other nuisance investigation, housing standards, public health and both operational and strategic community safety. Reporting to the Senior Community Safety Officer, the successful applicant will provide support to the operational Community Safety team.

This is a fast paced environment with a focus on outcomes for residents with a highly varied workload reflecting the mixed urban and rural character of the County.


The Role

The post holder will provide administrative and initial technical support to a busy Community Safety team. Central to the role will be the co-ordination, organisation and support to a number of multi-agency partnerships, including preparing agendas, circulation of papers, minute taking and updating action plans. Other duties will include liaison with service users and assisting with investigations and case management.

Candidates should have significant administrative experience including minute taking at meetings and good IT skills. Experience of community safety, multi-agency or partnership working is desirable.

A strong commitment to self-development is essential as is the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake project work.

We are offering:

· A salary of £26,421 - £28,770

· Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision.

· Flexible working arrangements.


Essential requirements:

Applicants must,

· Have an administrative qualification for example, NVQ level 3.

· Have significant experience in providing administrative support.


Derisible requirements:

· Knowledge or experience of community safety.

· Knowledge or experience of partnership or multi-agency working in particular, Community Safety Partnerships.

· Case management and investigative skills.


For further information about this vacancy, please contact Liam Howley on tel no. 07896 037 747 or email liam.howley@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.


Why choose us?

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

For further information about NCC, please visit our website.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.

· Car leasing scheme.


Further information:

Closing date: Monday 27th May 2024.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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