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Safer City Manager

Job Title: Safer City Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 42683-45591
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3946
Job Published: November 04, 2019 13:06

Job Description

Safer City Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide management and leadership, and to oversee the effective delivery of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety functions of the Council.

You will have a “can do” attitude, and be passionate about creating safer places to live, work, and play.

Job Type
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
City Hall, College Green, BS1 5TR
Pay Grade
£42,683 - £45,591
Not Applicable
Closing Date
Ref No
Person Specification
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Job Description
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The Safer City Manager’s key responsibility is to support the local authority to meet its duties and responsibilities for Crime Reduction and Community Safety. You will be responsible for a team of specialists working across the above areas, and will provide leadership to the service.

You will act as the authority’s technical expert on all matters relating to Crime Reduction and Community Safety, principal advisor on crime and disorder reduction strategies; and the technical expert in relation to supporting the authority’s delivery of statutory functions under the Police and Crime Act 2017, ASB and Policing Act 2014, and the Housing Act 1985.

You will also be working across the system and relevant partnerships to ensure that all aspects of the Community Safety portfolio are effectively addressed at local and regional level, and in particular with the Public Health team to identify opportunities to reduce the impact of crime and disorder in the City. In addition you will provide officer support to the Keeping Communities Safe Delivery Group, and as required, to the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership Board.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with experience of working in the community safety/ crime reduction field to help develop a public health approach to community safety. You will contribute to the Council’s significant work on contextual safeguarding and trauma-informed care, and “Keeping Bristol Safe”; ensuring that services meet their statutory responsibilities, and that they are safe and effective for the Citizens of Bristol.

You will be technically skilled in regulatory services or community safety operations, with a proven track record of delivery in a similar setting, with an excellent working knowledge of the relevant legislation; and will be an excellent communicator, experienced at establishing and maintaining strong relationships, and bringing partner organisations together to achieve common outcomes.

If the above sound like you, and you have the skills, knowledge, and commitment needed to contribute to crime reduction and community safety in Bristol, why not apply?

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

Interviews will be held on the 2nd or 4th December 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role, please e-mail Thara Raj, Consultant in Public Health: or Sophie Prosser, Principal Public Health Specialist:

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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