Community Co-ordinator (Counter Extremism)
Temporary for 12 months. We are looking for a charismatic determined and confident person who has the ability and skills to work within strong governance mechanisms and engage hard to reach groups, promote community cohesion and challenge extremist ideologies.
We are seeking to recruit an exceptional candidate to deliver the Government's Counter-Extremism Strategy - new window . This strategy centres on countering all forms of extremist ideologies which undermine values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and respect for different faiths and beliefs.
This person will be working across and contributing to a number of agendas including hate crime, harmful illegal cultural practices (such as FGM and so called honour based violence) and community cohesion. The Counter-Extremism Strategy is distinct and complementary to the Prevent strategy as it seeks to challenge the broad symptoms of extremism which are not limited to terrorism and radicalisation.
You will need to develop strong and effective partnerships particularly with grass roots community groups and demonstrate the ability to promote and empower communities and organisations/institutions to challenge all forms of extremism that undermine our values in modern day Britain.
Organised, dynamic and resilient you will have the skills and determination to deliver the objectives of the programme against the backdrop of national and local scrutiny. This role will require commute to locations outside of the county for business purposes hence willingness and ability to travel is a must and you should be prepared to work occasional evenings and weekends as well as undergo enhanced security checks.
Candidates will be required to support individuals and groups in identifying what help they require to consolidate and expand their reach, including by signposting them to, and helping them submit high quality bids for grants and in-kind support to deliver projects that support the aims of the Counter-Extremism Strategy.
The post holder will be based within the Community Integration Partnership Team at The City and County of Swansea and will be provided with training on how to deliver the required specialist tasks. The role will require interaction with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and the successful candidate will have to fully understand and commit to the council values and behaviours.
The Community Co-ordinator (Counter Extremism) post is for an initial 12 months, however the role is part of a long term programme of work and it is expected, subject to an annual review, it will continue for a longer period of time if there is still a need for the position. If you feel you meet the post's criteria and are ambitious, driven and passionate about countering extremism, promoting cohesion and integration, we would be interested to hear from you.
To discuss further, please contact Paul Thomas via email.