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BwDBC – situations vacant

Community Safety Support Officers x 2

Salary: £20,344 – £22,911 per annum

These posts are only available as a secondment and line manager approval must be sought in advance and written confirmation submitted with the application.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit 2 x Community Safety Support Officers to work across two distinct but complementary service areas. 

One post holder will work with the Anti-Social Behaviour and Enforcement Team and the other with the Prevent and Channel team to support meeting their statutory and safeguarding responsibilities to work with partners, oversee and coordinate business requirements, monitor expenditure and provide quarterly reports on budget profiles.

The Community Safety Support Officers:

  • Will act as first point of contact, taking details with regard to safeguarding / risk issues and use decision making processes to forward through for intervention /assessment / advice or direct through identified alternative pathways.
  • Facilitate meetings including operational and strategic boards, local and regional groups requiring liaison with partner and third sector agencies across the Lancashire footprint as well as support to the Channel Team working across Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Provide high level support to the team, including answering day to day queries, collation of project monitoring and evaluation data, extraction of data for reports, preparation of statistics, information packs, research and collation of information in support of delivery.
  • Support the development and implementation of specific projects and initiatives against the wider community safety priorities which includes: Anti-sociable behaviour, Reducing Re-offending, Road Safety and Homelessness thematic areas.

Based within the Community Safety Team at the Town Hall, the successful candidate will fully understand and commit to the Council values and behaviours.

Although, the post holder will be based in Blackburn, this role will require frequent travel across Lancashire and to locations within the North West region and nationally hence a willingness and ability to travel is a must.

The post holder will be employed by BwDBC till 31st March 2020 (the role is subject to an annual review) and will be provided with specific training on how to deliver the tasks.

If you feel you meet the post’s criteria, we would be interested to hear from you.  Candidates will need to submit a CV along with a document demonstrating how they meet the key requirements. We recommend that the situation, task, action, result (STAR) format is used to ensure sufficient information is given to be shortlisted for interview. Applications should be sent to

The closing date for this application is 17th July 2019 and interviews will take place on 22nd July 2019.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Andrea Rigby 01254 585 359 or Medina Patel on 01254 585263.

This opportunity is open to candidates from Blackburn with Darwen Council and current employees of Public Sector Partners across Lancashire on a secondment basis only (written confirmation will need to be submitted with the application). 

The shortlisting panel will include Andrea Rigby and Medina Patel.