Head of Community Safety

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual to provide the leadership and vision required to deliver a comprehensive Community Safety service to the residents of Nottingham. The post will be working in a challenging and fast paced environment, developing policies and strategies for both the organisation and external partners, managing resources and ensuring best possible services. It is a great opportunity to be part of a service that drives for constant improvement. The role will oversee the community safety statutory duties of Nottingham City Council whilst working alongside partners to make Nottingham a safer place for visitors, residents and businesses.

As an experienced, strong and inspirational leader capable of driving major change.  The successful candidate will have experience of providing effective leadership, transformational change and developing a strong performance culture.  In addition, you will experience working with diverse communities and partners in leading responses to community safety issues.    

For informal enquiries please contact Colin Wilderspin Email: colin.wilderspin @nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Closing date:     Midnight Sunday 9 April 2023   

Assessment Centre and final interviews will take place in mid-April2023.             

The successful candidate will be required to undertake and maintain the appropriate level of Police vetting in accordance with the Vetting policies of Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham City Council.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities.    

We recruit for diversity and value difference. We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled – these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.