Up to £36,000 pa (full-time 37.5hrs p.w.)

Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. We do this by tackling the causes of radicalisation and responding to the ideological challenge of terrorism; safeguarding and supporting those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention, identifying them and offering support; enabling those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate.

Prevent includes dealing with extremism where extremist and terrorist groups share common views; and where people who are extremists are being drawn towards terrorism-related activity. We need to respond to the current national security threats and our immediate aim is to contain support here for Daesh and other terrorist groups operating overseas and to reduce the risks posed by the extreme far-right.
In Leicester, we have taken a unique approach to delivering our Prevent agenda. The Leicester Prevent Coordinator (LPC) is employed by St Philip’s Centre which operates within the community sector to implement the local Prevent programme, providing both advice and practical support to the local authority and wider statutory partners. The post coordinates the delivery and communication of the local authority’s Prevent programme and works with partners to ensure that the statutory ‘Prevent Duty’ is implemented.

This Prevent Delivery Manager (PDM) will work to the LPC and will require a strong understanding of the Government’s counter-terrorism and related strategies and the current Prevent Strategy and its development.
This service specification requires a strong understanding and experience of working with various communities of Leicester including community/ faith sector organisations. The PDM must have excellent communication and influencing skills.

Key responsibilities
1. Develop, maintain and drive the delivery of local Prevent projects by taking the lead for managing these initiatives. This will include overseeing their performance against delivery and finances. The PDM will work with our community reference group to facilitate the independent monitoring of the projects, provide quarterly reports on their progress against outcomes and ensure that all returns are properly evidenced and submitted within deadlines. Regular contact with projects is a key feature of this contract.

2. Work with local communities, including businesses, voluntary and community organisations and faith organisations, to strengthen their understanding of Prevent work and their capacity to challenge extremist views and prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Understand and gauge community sentiment.

3. Work to the LPC to coordinate Prevent activity with and on behalf of the local authority. Promote the Prevent strategy across both statutory and non-statutory partners, keeping up to date with changes and guidance issued by OSCT (Office for Security & Counter Terrorism).

4. Ensure robust vetting and governance arrangements are in place to oversee and direct Prevent work locally.

5. Engage and work with the police and other relevant statutory partners (probation, prisons, and education colleagues) to maintain an up to date threat picture and analysis of the nature and extent of local radicalisation and extremist activity against which the Delivery Plan will deliver.

6. The PDM will have a particular interest in extreme right wing and related radicalisation and will understand and respond to any cross-cutting themes of far-right extremism between Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the full range of Prevent partners, including: police, Prevent institutions officers, regional HE/FE and Health Coordinators, probation and prison services, schools, colleges and all other relevant statutory partners involved in delivering Prevent.

7. Identify individuals and groups which can be brought into wider Prevent stakeholder engagement efforts.

8. Work with venues to support them to develop policies and procedures in place for the management of speaker events and work with partners

9. Responsible for supporting the implementation of the Prevent duty in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 locally.

10. Positively promote Prevent including to the media and other stakeholders after appropriate clearances

11. From time to time, engage in the local Channel Panel and raise awareness of Channel locally so as to increase appropriate referrals.

Contract details

  • The offer is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and vetting checks
  • The contract is initially until 31st March 2020 with view to an extension dependent on Home Office funding
  • The post is subject to one month’s notice for either party and an initial three-month probation
  • Flexible hours including evenings and weekends, regular car use and work away from the main centre base is a feature of the role
  • Day to day support will be provided by the LPC with regular contact with the administrator who supports the LPC. Line management is to the Deputy Director.

Interest to be submitted via application form only.   For further information download the job pack.

Deadline is 4pm on Friday 26th July 2019.

Interviews expected Thursday 15th August 2019