Community Safety Partnership Project Officer – closing date 10 October 2021

About the role

This post will support Reading’s Community Safety Partnership, deliver on two of its workstreams including meeting their obligations under the pending Serious Violence Duty and supporting the crime prevention strand of Reading’s Safer Streets Project. In supporting the Serious Violence strand, you will assist in the development of a partnership plan to tackle and reduce violence in Reading through a Whole Systems Change Approach and in supporting Reading’s Safer Streets Project, you will lead on the development and implementation of the crime prevention element of the project.

Serious Violence workstream

  • Support Reading’s Community Safety Partnership, through the Serious Violence Steering Group, embed a Place-Based Whole Systems Approach and comply with the impending statutory duty relating to serious violence.
  • Develop and maintain professional knowledge and understanding of serious violence agenda and share learning across local partners.
  • Build and influence relationships with a range of public partners, local system leaders and other problem solvers.
  • Organise events and workshops in relation to Serious Violence and the work of the Serious Violence Steering Group.
  • Support the Community Safety Partnership in its monitoring of the delivery of the local Serious Violence Strategy and evaluating its impact, sharing information and supporting reporting arrangements (both statutory and discretionary) and facilitating access to information by inspectorates as necessary.
  • Work with partners to sustain the local strategic system and interventions and diversionary activities. This will include working with the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit to look at local co-commissioning arrangements.

Safer Streets workstream

  • Lead on the development and implementation of the Crime Prevention strand of Reading’s Safer Streets Project.
  • Identify, collate & communicate best practice information relating to community interventions & crime prevention measures to tackle neighbourhood crimes.
  • Attend the Safer Streets Project group and associated subgroups to update on the Crime Prevention strand of the project and provide detailed reports.
  • Develop links & network with key stakeholders to ensure that any obstacles that may slow the implementation of the deliverables are managed and that the deliverables are focused in the right area.
  • Engage with residents and businesses in the areas covered by Reading’s Safer Streets project to obtain their views in relation to how to make their areas safer.

 About you

The following experience is required for this role:

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent extensive experience in the public sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key community safety issues, including crime prevention, community engagement and partnership working.
  • Project management principles or experience of planning and delivery key pieces of work
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills sufficient to work at different levels, internally and externally with partners and the community
  • Ability to lead multi-agency meetings and deliver across a range of partnership agendas.
  • Able to assimilate information quickly in order to inform decision making
  • High levels of IT skills, including spreadsheets, fully competent & experienced in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work to achieve agreed objectives and deadlines
  • Due to the length of the contact we are keen to have people in place quickly.

For more information on this position please contact

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success.

Contract type
Full timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Greater Reading
£32,234 - £36,922 pa
Stephen Johnson
How to apply

Further details and instructions for how to apply are available through the Reading Borough Council job search website at

Open for applications from
1 October 2021
Closing date for applications
10 October 2021