Senior Officer (Community Safety and Justice)

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Ref no: DEE01575
Closes: Friday, 19th May 2017
Published: Friday, 5th May 2017
Location: Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Salary: £34,804 - £39,241 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

Based within the Strategy and Performance Team in Dundee House, you will work full time, 37 hours per week.


You will be educated to Degree level in a relevant subject area.


You will be responsible for the completion of the Dundee Partnership Community Justice Improvement Plan. You will take lead operational responsibility for the annual updating of this Plan in line with Statutory reporting requirements set out in the Community Justice Scotland Act 2016. You will facilitate Partnership meetings to drive forward the work of the plan. You will establish effective data sets and to analyse the information from these data sets to help the Partnership measure progress against agreed targets. You will take a lead role in ensuring the DCC CJS can efficiently access data required by Scottish Government for annual returns. You will support the completion of the Dundee Partnership Community Safety Plan. You will work with Senior Officers in Community Safety to ensure that the Community Safety and Community Justice Plans and associated activity are synchronised as part of a wider Community Safety and Justice approach. To understand the Community Safety and Justice targets within the Dundee Partnership LOIP and ensure that the more detailed Community Justice Plan is derived from the high level priorities in the LOIP. You will be aware of National developments in Community Justice, including liaison with Community Justice Scotland and maintain a network of learning with similar officers in other authorities. The post will be located within the Children and Families Strategy and Performance Team. The main task will relate to the promotion of partnership working to promote Community Safety and Community Justice.

The Individual

You will have experience of developing and improving performance management information systems, business processes and producing and using management information reports and datasets. You will contribute to the completion of multiagency Partnership Plans and the subsequent monitoring of their effectiveness, working to set deadlines, particularly Statutory reporting deadlines to National Government. With experience of partnership working, you will have excellent networking skills to encourage multiagency working and to obtain service user feedback. A high level of written, verbal and presentation skills, working with accuracy and attention to detail is essential and you will be IT competent, especially in the use of Excel reports with the ability to produce, analyse and present management information in appropriate policy contexts. You will be able to work under pressure, prioritise your workload and meet deadlines, with effective organisational skills, self-motivation whilst also working as part of a wider partnership. A flexible and adaptable approach, the ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to work hours in accordance with the needs of the job is also essential. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.