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Community Engagement Officer

 POST: Community Engagement Officer
 BASED: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Lodge, Joint Headquarters, Arnold, NG5 8PP
 HOURS: Full Time - 37 hours per week 
 DURATION: Fixed term contract up until March 2025
 SALARY RANGE: £33,348 to £35,223 per annum (pro-rata if part time)

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team in the role of Community Engagement Officer within our Violence Reduction Partnership/OPCC department.

We believe violence is preventable, not inevitable.

Do you have a passion for supporting communities?

Are you experienced in bringing people together and developing relationships with others to help bring about change?

Are you passionate about making a difference and understand that young people, families and communities must be at the forefront of solutions to tackle violence? 

The Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Partnership is focused on stopping violence before it happens through an approach that is rooted in prevention and early intervention.

We use research, data and intelligence to better understand why violence occurs and we take action to prevent it now, and in the long term.

We are a team of specialists who use our expertise to work in partnership with communities, councils, the NHS, public health, the police, schools and colleges and charities, to coordinate efforts and bring about change.

The VRP is a voice and champion for young people, families and communities.

The Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Partnership is recruiting a ‘Community Engagement Officer ’ to lead on engagement with our communities and young people to ensure that the diverse voices of the public are heard and impact the work of the VRP.

As our Community Engagement Officer, a key part of your role will be building trust and legitimacy with communities to work with them in collaboration to support and direct our work to prevent serious violence.  As part of your role you will plan and coordinate all community engagement activity on behalf of VRP, including attendance at community meetings, input into relevant events across Nottinghamshire. You will develop policy and priorities, to coordinate consultation with community engagement contacts, and to support community and local partnerships and organisations in the delivery of VRP objectives.

The post holder will be a self-starter who has the ability to work collaboratively and dynamically to build constructive relationships across the VRP’s internal and external partners and stakeholders, working with communities to achieve the VRP’s priorities for violence reduction across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.

To find out more about the role visit Careers | Nottinghamshire Police and search for Community Engagement Officer.

For further information about the role please contact:

Closing date for Applications:  Midnight 28 September 2023

When applying, please complete the information on the next few screens referring to the person specification and job description to indicate your suitability for the role. You can also attach a supporting statement of no more than 2000 words and your CV.

Vetting Level – Management– you must have resided in the UK for at least the last 5 years


Please note that you must obtain your line manager’s sign off if applying for an internal vacancy. This will need to be submitted on the Line Manager Awareness Document (Support form) which is published on the intranet. Any applications submitted without the support document will not be progressed through the process. Completion of the Line Manager Awareness Document does not mean that release from your current role is supported. Should you be successful, a release date will be negotiated between the two departments.

Candidates currently at risk will be required to complete and attach the at-risk pro-forma document. 

All applicants will be subject to the Force Vetting Policy.