Prevent Engagement Officer - #241146

Kirklees Council

Date: Jun 23, 2022
City: Yeadon, England
Contract type: Full time
Kirklees Council
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Adults & Health

Service Area

Communities and Access Service


37 hours

Number of Jobs



All Kirklees Location

Position type


Length of contract

End date October 2023


Grade 9


£28,226 - £30,984

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to work with communities and partners, from across the district to help implement the delivery of the Prevent Plan.

Prevent is part of CONTEST the Governments Counter Terrorism Strategy. Prevent is about stopping people from becoming terrorists or being drawn into terrorism. The role of Prevent is fundamentally about safeguarding and protecting vulnerable people from serious harm.

Prevent engagement officers will work directly with individuals, communities, and institutions such as schools and colleges. You will understand how to support individuals who are at risk of radicalisation and those who have already been radicalised. You will use a whole family approach when working to reduce vulnerabilities. You will have a good understanding of safeguarding practices and have the ability, to deliver targeted 1 to 1 and group support.

Your role will involve delivering training to a range of audiences such as teachers, social workers, family workers and the voluntary and community sector. You will sometimes be required to develop you own material or be expected to deliver off the shelf packages.

You will work throughout Kirklees in a range of neighbourhood settings and have excellent communication and partnership working skills. You will have experience of working with voluntary and community groups and understand approaches to building community capacity and knowledge of how this supports the outcomes of Prevent.

You will have good experience in safeguarding and working in communities along with demonstrable knowledge and understanding of what constitutes both violent and non-violent extremism and how this can evolve unchecked in local communities.
The role requires that you will need to be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends. You will be based within the Prevent Hub in Dewsbury and undertake work across the Kirklees district (During Covid19 we have flexible safe working arrangement and risk assessments in place) You will report to the Prevent Engagement Manager.

The above post will be subject to obtaining security clearance from the Home Office in addition to having an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If you’d like to know more about the role, please email Mark Gilchrist Prevent Engagement Manager [email protected] or telephone 01484 221000

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period. Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date

08 July 2022, 12:00 PM

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