Partnership Liaison Manager
Would you like to join the Senior Leadership Team of our Lighthouse Safeguarding Unit which works, in the Police and with partners, to make sure that vulnerable children and adults in Avon & Somerset are safe?
Do you have an understanding of what is involved in the processes which safeguard vulnerable people effectively? Can you work within an organisation where innovation and problem solving are necessary and supported, in an environment where budgets are scrutinised?
Do you have the insight to develop ways your team can try to find people who need to be kept safe? Can you bring credibility and influence to discussions with our partners so we understand each other’s different obligations and can then pool our joint efforts to bring tangible results for victims?
Can you work with external partners to recognise and fill gaps in provision? Can you make sure that your team, spread across the region, have got what they need to support interventions for both victims and perpetrators?
The Lighthouse Safeguarding Unit has been nationally recognised due to the way in which we work with victims and witnesses across the criminal justice system. We work with partners across the Avon & Somerset region and it will be a key part of your work to develop and maintain those relationships.
This is essential for when we review and make recommendations for changes in safeguarding practice so that they become embedded in the way all the partners work together and make tangible improvements for the vulnerable people we support.
Can you bring to the role an understanding of the perspectives of the people we work with? Do you have life or professional experiences that gives you insight into how we can engage with those who need safeguarding more effectively?
Can you bring credibility through your personal or professional experience to the development of safeguarding in such a way that enables you to hear the very different and diverse voices of those the partnership works with? Can you bring those voices not represented on the partnership into our discussions and design of our work?
We believe it is crucial to improve the effectiveness of safeguarding that our communities need, by enhancing our ability to understand the different lifestyles, beliefs, types of family and issues they face in society, through the diversity of our leaders.
We are keen to meet all suitable applicants and we want to ensure that if you belong to a UK ethnic minority, are LGBT+, or have direct experience of what it is like to come from an economically deprived background you know that your application will be welcomed.
We want to meet you if you can bring empathy, an ability to manage people well and could foster strong partnerships with those agencies we work with, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the residents of Avon & Somerset.
To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.
We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.
To find out more about our Inclusive Culture
To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.
Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?
Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.
If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.
All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.
All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.
Recruitment and Selection Policy
Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.
Police Barred and Advisory lists
Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.
Vetting and safeguarding
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.
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