About the Role
This post is jointly funded by the Welsh Local Government Association and Policing in Wales (the Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables).
It will build on existing work to drive improved and successful delivery of Community Safety Partnership Working in Wales based on the revised and agreed vision for community safety in Wales (https://gov.wales/working-together-safer-communities-review).
The post-holder will work closely with and be accountable to the Safer Communities Board members which includes elected members and Police and Crime Commissioners, local government and the police, and other partners to: -
- continue to promote, support and facilitate the reinvigoration and embedding of local, regional and national leadership and partnership working across Wales,
- be responsible for keeping stakeholders up to date with policy and practice developments in community safety and related areas; and
- provide opportunities for sharing emerging and evidenced best practice on the coordination and local delivery of community safety priorities.
Information about the Safer Communities Board
This post will primarily support and take forward the work of the Safer Communities Board, supporting and enabling the Board to provide leadership, oversight and direction to community safety work across Wales. The Board has been established by local government and policing in Wales, involving other partners, with the aim of providing effective shared leadership to support local partnership working to support safe, strong and more confident communities.
The Board will provide shared national leadership in tackling and addressing community safety issues, including identifying new and emerging shared priorities for cation and ensuring a supportive policy, practice and partnership infrastructure is in place to enable successful delivery, locally and regionally as most appropriate. It will also promote joined-up approach nationally and locally to related initiatives and projects such as the Violence Prevention Unit, the ACE’s Hub and Early Action Together to highlight the importance of prevention and early intervention approaches and ensuring they are embedded in practice locally, regionally and nationally in Wales.