Prevent & Channel Support Officer

  • Salary: £23,369 - £26,999
  • Location: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Town Hall
  • Closing date: 9am, 25th May 2020
  • This post is only available as a FTC or on a secondment basis, (line manager approval must be sought in advance and written confirmation submitted with the application)

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (BwDBC) is looking to recruit a Prevent & Channel Support Officer to assist the Prevent and Channel team to meet their statutory and safeguarding responsibilities by working with partners, overseeing and coordinating business requirements, monitoring expenditure and providing quarterly reports on budget profiles.

Based within the Community Safety Team at BwDBC, you will provide dedicated support to the Prevent Coordinator with policy/project management including the production of papers for a range of partnership, corporate and governance forums. As well as high level support to the Prevent and Channel team, including answering day to day queries, preparation of information packs and administration around the development of various initiatives to enable the successful delivery of the Lancashire Prevent Action Plan and delivery of the Channel programme across Lancashire & Cumbria.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal, communication, administration and ICT skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities, support project management and work as a team member. The role will require interaction with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and the successful candidate will fully understand and commit to the Council values and behaviours.

This role will require frequent travel across Lancashire and Cumbria and to locations within the North West region and nationally hence a willingness and ability to travel is a must.
The post holder will be employed by BwDBC till 31st March 2021 (the role is subject to an annual review) and will be provided with specific training on how to deliver the tasks.

This opportunity is open to candidates from Blackburn with Darwen Council and current employees of Public Sector Partners across Lancashire on a secondment basis only (written confirmation will need to be submitted with the application). Whilst re-deployment applicants are welcome to apply, they will not be given prior consideration in this instance.

If you feel you meet the post’s criteria, we would be interested to hear from you. Candidates will need to submit a CV along with a document demonstrating how they meet the key requirements. We recommend that the situation, task, action, result (STAR) format is used to ensure sufficient information is given to be shortlisted for interview. Applications should be sent to

The closing date for this application is 0900, Monday 25th May 2020 with interviews anticipated to take place on 3rd or 4th June 2020 (Due to the current COVID-19 situation, interviews maybe held via skype where possible, and if needed other methods of communication will be used)

For further details about the post, please contact Medina Patel on 01254 585263 / 07734 603 426 or


This post is subject to external funding and is on a Fixed Term Contract / secondment basis only. Please ensure you have sought approval from your employer before applying. The role is part of a long term programme of work and it is expected, subject to an annual review, it will continue for a longer period.

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