Strategic Violence Officer

Location Morden, Greater London, England
Job type Contract
Salary £35 per hour
Contact Ben Fincham
Reference 165251

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Strategic Violence Officer to work based in Morden.

The pay rate for this locum Strategic Violence Officer job is £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Supporting the Strategic Development Lead on the delivery of a strategic and co-ordinated, multi-agency response to Merton’s Multi- Agency Violence Plan
  • Working with external agencies and internal council delivery units, developing and ensuring delivery of effective partnership strategies, projects and services
  • Developing the Public Health approach to tackling violence at a local level and delivering against agreed targets and plans and ensuring services commissioned are responsive to the needs of the cohort within this priority
  • Facilitate and negotiate improved multi-agency working on Violence in Merton on behalf of the Merton Safer and Stronger Executive Board, providing support and guidance to partners, members, senior management of the council and colleagues
  • Reviewing specialist services, projects, monitoring and evaluating performance across the partnership, risks and issues and supporting the securing of additional resources to further enhance the response to violence reduction
  • Develop and monitor the strategic approach to violence reduction ensuring it responds to a robust local evidence base and local need, following good practice, guidance, relevant legislation and addressing local and national policy on violence reduction
  • Develop and oversee Merton’s Violence Reduction Plan, monitor performance, delivery, evaluate and conduct service/contract reviews
  • Link in with Violence Reduction Unit at MOPAC when required
  • Utilise a creative project management approach when and where required
  • Act as a key point of contact for the violence reduction objective on behalf of Safer Merton and the Safer and Stronger Executive Board
  • Develop effective partnership working relationships with internal and external partners, key stakeholders, the community and voluntary sector and the wider Criminal Justice System and related bodies
  • Represent Safer Merton when required at the relevant multi-agency panels and meetings focusing on violence reduction
  • Supporting the development of funding opportunities through the monitoring of relevant violence projects/ budgets ensuring compliance with Merton’s financial policies and procedures
  • Support the delivery of community consultation, communications, public events and community engagement focussing on violence reduction and ensuring an effective multi-agency communications plan is in place
  • Produce and present succinct and structured reports, analysis and communications for meetings when appropriate, following governance deadlines where required
  • Support multiagency analysis of the partnership information and intelligence, drawing on information from across the CSP to provide the best possible real-time picture of the patterns of violence as defined in Merton’s Reduction Plan
  • Develop and or identify good practise approaches to respond to violence, including multi-agency pathways for victims, offenders and their families
  • Support and implement the performance framework for the violence reduction plan
  • Ensure effective partnership information sharing in relation to violence reduction is in place
  • Implementing an ongoing programme to drive improvements in information sharing
  • Co-ordinate and promote the Council’s corporate response to Section 17 of Crime & Disorder Act 1998
  • Use IT systems as necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the post
  • Work outside normal office hours as necessary
  • Ensure that all services are provided in accordance to the Council’s commitment to high quality service provision and are reflective of its Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ensure robust performance management any temporary staff with regular supervision and support as needed
  • Other duties compatible with the post as may be required

Requirements of the Strategic Violence Officer:

  • Have a working knowledge of designing out crime
  • Knowledge of Crime & Disorder Act 1998, Police Reform Act 2001, Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003, Data Protection Act 1998, Violence Reduction Act, Freedom of Information Act 2005 and emerging legislation and regulations governing community safety and their applicability to this area of work
  • Knowledge of the Public Health approach to tackling violence
  • Knowledge of designing out crime principles and contextual safeguarding
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of partnership and multi-agency working and the ways in which customer care can be practically demonstrated.
  • Experience of crime and disorder interventions proven to reduce violence and engage with communities and an ability to demonstrate knowledge and best practice in the field
  • Knowledge of the Government’s performance frameworks and experience of project management, preparing reports and undertaking performance monitoring
  • Knowledge and experience of community engagement as it applies to community safety and able to provide examples of successes
  • Budget management and monitoring experience
  • Knowledge of and commitment to, the Council’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Data Protection and Human Rights Policies
  • Knowledge of Bystander approach, safe spaces, community and business champions
  • Ability to demonstrate highly developed oral, written and presentational skills and to use these skills to effectively represent the Council at all levels of seniority
  • Ability to plan, monitor and develop projects and programmes that achieve planned outcomes and are delivered within budget; experience of developing and implementing policy and projects through project management programmes and techniques
  • Able to set priorities, objectives and deadlines and to prioritise tasks and to manage the input of partner agencies
  • Able to demonstrate tact and discretion in dealing with situations and sensitive information arising from their duties
  • Able to be creative and innovative in their approach
  • Analytical skills and ability to interpret complex data
  • Ability and willingness to work unsociable hours as required
  • Experience of working within the fields of crime reduction, community safety or youth offending
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop effective and productive collaborative working relationships with the public, staff from other departments and external partner organisations through effective interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of finding innovative solutions to problems and create problem solving on a geographical and thematic basis
  • Experience of maintaining accurate administrative records and be able to compile informative reports mindful of section 115 of the Crime and Disorder Act, Human Rights Act, Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act
  • Able to use IT including Microsoft word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Able to demonstrate continuous professional development in the field of community safety

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive environmental knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Strategic Violence Officer job is advertised by Ben Fincham; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.