Community Safety Officer

Posted 10th May, 2024
Working arrangements
Office based
Contract type
Closing date
16th Jun, 2024
About the role

This role focuses on working in partnership with the community to identify outcomes and then to work with third parties and the community itself to design and commission services to best meet the needs of the citizens and communities in Sutton.

In order to achieve outcomes, this role is required to work collaboratively with others, the most common example being commissioning staff that will monitor local partner activity in order to ensure the delivery of high quality results. 

At the lower levels, this role will undertake specific commissioning for discrete services. At the higher level, these roles set commissioning outcomes across a broad range of thematic services.


The Community Safety Officer will be part of a team of Community Safety Officers who work across a range of community safety issues in Sutton. Individuals may have particular areas of focus or work across a range of issues. These include but are not limited to: 

Violence against women and girls and domestic abuse
Hate crime
Prevent and counter-terrorism
Integrated Offender Management (IOM)
Anti-social behaviour 
Serious violence
And other crime types that over time become an issue in Sutton 

The Council’s community safety team is dual based at Sutton Police Station / Sutton Civic Offices and this role will involve working closely with the Police and other partners and agencies to improve outcomes for residents. 

About you

We would like you to have:

  • Experience of working in community safety or on the areas of work this post covers (essential).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and workstreams (desirable).
  • Experience of and ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with organisations, partners and agencies including statutory and community organisations (desirable).
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation for Community Safety and the work of Community Safety Partnerships.  (desirable).
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret data and information to understand trends, patterns and draw conclusions (essential).
  • Ability to use council and police software to upload and extract information (desirable)
  • Be able to positively inform and Influence decision-making by partners at appropriate levels (desirable).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present at meetings and write reports / briefings (essential).
  • Understanding of the local government context, the role of elected members and officers, and politically aware (essential).
  • Organised and confident self-starter, able to adapt and think creatively (essential).
  • A team player (essential). 
About Sutton

Sutton combines a high quality of life, green and spacious, with distinctive town centres providing access to jobs and culture the capital has to offer.

Ofsted rated us as ‘Good’, with 'Outstanding' leadership, in December 2021. However, we have not rested but continue to strive to do more for families, strengthen practice and bring innovative ways of working across our systems.

Our offer to you

As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across - however big or small - will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.

In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.

Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours apply)

  • Flexi-time (Please note, this applies to roles at grades 1-9 only)

  • Comprehensive learning and development programme

  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities

  • Interest free season ticket loans

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Car parking scheme

  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme

  • Zip car scheme

  • Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses

  • Confidential wellbeing and counselling support

  • Subsidised gym membership

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