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School Violence Reduction Lead

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the team we are recruiting to

The Local Authority is looking to recruit an energetic, school aware practitioner who has a passion for contributing to the Youth Violence Reduction agenda. The core purpose is to work with schools and partners, from a school perspective, to ensure that the provision offered to young people is relevant, mapped to need and quality assured. It spans all phases of education with a focus on early intervention as prevention.  This is a key strategic role and requires some leadership experience and credibility.

This post is offered as One Year Fixed term contract in the first instance.

What is the job role?

This role would suit someone who has worked in schools, or has a full understanding of schools, as this is the key partnership. Credibility and the ability to work directly with young people is crucial. The role requires excellent communication skills, verbal and written, to enable effective relationships with the police and other partners. A clear understanding of safeguarding in its widest context is essential.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

This person will be organised and able to make links, exploit opportunities, build sustainability and monitor/report effectively. They will be a self-motivated driver, with high expectations and a no excuses culture for what they believe they can achieve.

In return they will have flexibility, autonomy and support to perform a role that has enormous rewards – the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to the individual and collective lives of the young people of Coventry.

If this resonates with you and you are exciting by what you believe you could achieve, please apply. Selection will be by an interview panel consisting of LA, school and police partners. We would be open to discussing a secondment within the salary range.

To find out more about the role informally, please contact Juliet.Silverton@coventry.gov.uk

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date: 13th July 2020


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

Coventry City Council

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