Community Safety Officer

Community Safety Officer

Grade: JK

Salary From £35,745 up to £40,221 per annum pro rata

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time 

Location: Harrogate, Civic Centre

Closing date:16th June 2024


We are looking to recruit a talented team player into this varied, interesting and highly rewarding role of Community Safety Officer to be based at the Civic Centre, Harrogate. You will be required to have a flexible approach to working with a focus on the Harrogate District locality but may be required to support colleagues in other parts of the county.


Based within the Community Safety Hub you will work closely with a broad range of partners to deliver our local community safety priorities, adopting an early intervention approach to tackle emerging issues. You will be required to work in partnership to develop and deliver action plans to deal with a range of antisocial behaviour and community-based issues that can have a huge impact on the quality of life of our residents, some of whom are vulnerable.


You must have effective communication, reporting and interpersonal skills, the ability to use your own initiative, work under pressure and contribute towards the delivery of targets and objectives set out for the service and contribute towards a continual improvement within the service. You will be required to take lead responsibilities within the multi-agency team and be competent in the use of powers and tools that are available to deal with complex and challenging issues.


To succeed in the role of Community Safety Officer, you must have experience of working within  community safety partnership environment, a good standard of education with the necessary skills, confidence, enthusiasm and commitment to undertake this rewarding work.


You will be required to participate in meetings using Teams and in person. You must hold a full and clean current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.


Although some training will be provided where there are knowledge gaps, it is expected that you will have a good grasp of relevant anti-social behaviour and crime and disorder and other relevant legislation and be a competent IT user and able to use a range of packages.


If successful, you will be required to undertake police vetting prior to commencement in post.


The Council operates a flexible working policy and there is opportunity for some agile/home working subject to approval. The main office location is the Civic Centre, Off Kings Road, Harrogate.


For more information please contact Julia Stack, Community Safety and CCTV Manager on Tel: 0300 131 2 131 or Email:


Key date


Closing date for applications:16th June 2024

Interview to be held on: 25th & 26th June 2024


Key documents


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NYC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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Community Safety Officer
Location: Harrogate
Salary: £35,745 - Up to £40,221 per annum pro rata