Community Protection Officer

St Albans, St Albans
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: CPO101220RT_1607599214
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-12-10
  • Location: St Albans, St Albans
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-08
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care Recruitment are working together with a local authority based in Hertfordshire. They are seeking an exerpienced Community Protection Officer to start as soon as possible, on a full time temporary, ongoing basis.

Job Purpose

  • To lead on investigation and delivery of effective solutions in response to cases reported to the Community Protection Team, including, but not limited to, anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, safeguarding and hate crimes.
  • To chair multi agency meetings such as the Community Protection meeting and to represent the Council and Community Protection team at various multi-agency case work meetings at District and County level.
  • To provide information, advice and guidance regarding relevant legislation and corporate policy to residents, officers, members and strategic partners.

  • To investigate and manage cases reported to the Community Protection team, including, but not limited to, anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, safeguarding and hate crimes, taking action as needed
  • To take appropriate action, in line with Council procedures, good practice and relevant legislation. Action includes issuing Injunctions, dealing with injunction breaches, issuing possession proceedings and attending evictions, making referrals to support agencies, attending multi agency core group and safeguarding meetings
  • To obtain high quality evidence, acting as a professional witness, preparing and taking statements and attending Court when needed to progress enforcement action on behalf of the Council. This includes liaison and negotiation with defence solicitors and barristers
  • To provide expert advice, assisting senior staff and partner agencies, making recommendations in relation to good practice, legislation and corporate policy.
  • To develop and manage to completion projects emerging from gaps in service and emerging issues in partnership with CSP partners and the Community Engagement team
  • To develop and deliver expert training to internal and external staff on SASB, domestic abuse, safeguarding and use of CCTV
  • To chair multi agency meetings such as the Community Protection meeting and to represent the Council and Community Protection team through attendance at various multi-agency case work meetings at District and County level
  • To deputise for the Principal Community Protection Officer including management of CCTV contract and case management of anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and safeguarding. Supporting Community Safety colleagues in providing an effective service to the public, members, officers and partner agencies

Physical Demands

  • Much of the post holder's time will be spent liaising with residents out in the community (both victims and perpetrators), with partner agencies and colleagues across the Council and Community Safety Partnership (daily).
  • Investigations may require the post holder to enter premises or locations that are derelict, damaged or which contain hazardous items such as fly tipped refuse.
  • Whilst undertaking surveillance there may be a need to work late at night, and outdoors in wet/cold weather conditions.

Emotional Demands

  • Regular direct involvement in cases that can include assault, domestic violence, murder, child abuse, mental illness, prostitution, drug use (weekly).
  • Witnessing people in states of distress, sometimes severe (weekly/monthly).
  • Exposure to volatile situations, threats and possible violence (monthly/annual).

Please note: The post holder will be expected to obtain a Security Industry Association Licence (CCTV non front line) if they do not already have one.

Please only apply if you have the right skills and experience. If you require any further information please call Ruth on 07873 233112

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