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Safer Neighbourhoods Officer

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You will be responsible for the investigation of cases of anti-social behaviour within Northumberland County Council housing stock and work in partnership to resolve them. You will manage a day-to-day caseload, this will include gathering evidence, attending partnership meetings with Northumbria Police and representing Northumberland County Council at safeguarding, adult and children’s services meetings.
Represent NCC at ASB case reviews (Community Trigger) You will coordinate and/or participate in operations with the Police and other partners (which may include out of hours). Interview all relevant parties involved in cases, carry out home visits. Keep detailed case notes and records of all visits and meetings, take action where necessary in line with legislation including Anti- Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and the Housing Act 1985 and 1996 to enforce tenancy conditions. 
You will be required to complete statements and court bundles and attend Court on behalf of the Council, ensuring all follow-up actions are completed including the service of court orders.
You will work with two other Safer Neighbourhood Officers covering your own patch and be managed by the Senior Safer Neighbourhood officer. The team is reactive and proactive to reduce anti social behaviour within the housing stock.

We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic team player who is able and confident to work independently and as part of a team. An excellent communicator to represent NCC at required meetings. Competent in Microsoft Office Applications, with experience of witness statement taking and record keeping.

Hybrid working/Blyth, Alnwick
This post is a fixed term contract for 6 months
Salary is Band 7 £33,024- 36,648

  • You must have a good overall standard of education, with a thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant service legislation, guidance, policies and best practice relating to housing management, anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder. 
  • You must have knowledge & understanding of investigatory techniques along with knowledge & understanding of criminal & civil court procedures. 
  • You should have considerable recent and relevant experience related to the post including experience of managing, investigating and resolving anti-social behaviour and crime and disorder issues within a local authority or similar environment.
  • Valid UK Driving License
  • Housing experience dealing with high level ASB
  • Experience and knowledge of the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and policing act 2014, Housing act 1985 and 1996 and consumer regulations
  • Experience of completing witness statements and court bundles and attending court
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.

Why choose us?
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
  • Please visit our website for more information regarding our benefits.
Further information
Please note that this is a fixed term position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. 
For guidance on completing your application and for information aboutour 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 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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