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 seeks to respond to current national security threats.
In Leicester, we have taken a unique approach to delivering our Prevent agenda. This high-profile post 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.
The Prevent Coordinator works closely with Leicester City Council to ensure effective implementation of the statutory ‘Prevent Duty’ as set out in the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015. The post holder needs to be politically astute and possess a strong understanding of the wider political landscape.
In Leicester, the remit of the post holder is broad and requires working closely with statutory agencies, voluntary and third sector organisations, enabling them to understand and embed Prevent.
The post holder must have excellent communication and influencing skills and is expected to represent Leicester Prevent at various internal and external meetings, as well as to provide progress updates and briefings to senior council officers, elected members and community organisations as required.
Please see the job description for the key responsibilities of the post and the full person specification.
Please apply via the application form - note that CV's will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8th June 2022 and interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st June 2022.