Senior Community Safety Officer

Part-time Position

Ipswich Borough Council operates a range of services for residents, organisations and visitors to Ipswich, from cultural and community activities to education and environmental services and everyday facilities like car parking and refuse collections.

Job Description

Working with key stakeholders and partners to protect those visiting, living, and working in Ipswich, this challenging and highly rewarding role will lead in the delivery of projects and activities that complement the priorities of the Ipswich Community Safety Partnership and other county-wide Strategies. The role will include benchmarking and research to help inform strategies and policies to develop and deliver strong safety campaigns, projects and problem solving activities and will bring partners together to successfully combat issues that include PREVENT, domestic abuse, hate crime, anti-social behaviour, serious violence, modern slavery, criminal exploitation etc. The postholder will have line management responsibilities and will be required to deliver training to IBC staff and partner agencies.

About you

You will have significant knowledge and experience of community safety work, project management and research. You will be highly organised, self- motivated with solid interpersonal skills.

You will have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your time to ensure deadlines and targets are met. Your flexible approach to work with a willingness to adapt as circumstances change is essential for this role. You will have the ability to form strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders with the confidence to challenge decisions to ensure community safety needs are met. You will have excellent communication and problem solving skills and have the confidence to represent the council at meetings and forums.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player who is creative, organised, proactive and has a great work ethic. You will also have the ability to deliver creative and effective communications and have experience of managing staff.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

This post is offered on a permanent basis, hours of work are 18.5 per week, Monday to Friday.

DBS clearance is required for this role.

For more information about this role please contact Deborah Carr via email

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role:

Job Description and Person Specification

Interviews will be held w/c 7th Novemeber 2022

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.



Grafton House – Ipswich


£16,399 – £17,186

Application closing date

26 October 2022

Job type

Part-time – 18.5 Hours per week

Job reference



Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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