Medway
Permanent
£23,355 - £27,369 a year
Location of Role: Medway

Advert Closing Date: 28/05/2019

Salary Range: £23,355.00 to £27,369.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)

Part/Full Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Mon-Fri with occasional evening/weekends

Unsociable Hours: No

Weekend/Evening Working: Yes

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Community Liaison Officer (CLO) based at Medway Police Station, you be required to provide CLO cover across North Division and the County where required. This is a full time post with some weekend cover. The purpose of the CLO role is to support local community relations initiatives specific to diverse and vulnerable communities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate good organisational ability and a sound understanding of community relations. A proven record of building productive relationships with community organisations/groups and individuals is essential. You will be proactive and able to use your influencing skills to help build bridges with communities, some who may be “overlooked” and/or have a mistrust of the police. The post holder will have excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to work unsupervised.

You will be skilled at developing productive working relationships with partners and stakeholders in the community to identify opportunities for joint working to improve service delivery for diverse groups in the community.

You will be key to identifying community tensions and working with colleagues in the Community Safety Unit as well as advising senior managers on the best solutions, therefore problem solving is essential to this role. Knowledge of diverse communities is desirable as you will be providing tactical advice to operational officers and staff. There will be occasional meetings in the evenings and duty weekend therefore a degree of flexibility is required.

An understanding of Equality legislation is essential and funding project management experience is desirable for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity to shape community relations for Kent.

For further information about these roles please contact PS Liz Jarvis- CSU Medway on 04 2345 or PC John Ansell- Diversity and Inclusion Officer on 192405

Your reason for application will be limited to 1500 words/9000 characters. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role.

If you require any assistance or further information regarding this opportunity please contact the Business Centre on 01245 452833 or alternatively email business.services@kent.essex.pnn.police.uk

This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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