Head of Community Safety & Public Space CCTV

Job Role: Head of Service
Job Type: Interim
Job Location: London
Salary: £500-£550 per day
  • Lead, direct and manage the partnerships Community Safety function, in line with legislative and policy frameworks and alongside national and local targets. Be responsible for the effective delivery of the Community Safety service  alongside leading and managing the service specific deployable CCTV functionality.


  • Strategically lead, manage and develop the statutory Community Safety partnership to ensure that it delivers the community safety agenda.


  • To be the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Council for all matters CCTV as per guidance from the “Surveillance Camera Commissioner code of practice”;


  • To lead on and develop a detailed business plan for the continuing transformation of Community Safety and CCTV Services which recognises the legislative drivers and opportunities to develop the service within on-going resource constraints;



  • To be thestrategic lead on Counter Terrorism, Violence Against Women and Girls (with a considered focus on Domestic Violence and Abuse, Sexual Violence and prostitution), Hate Crime, Reducing Re-Offending (18+), Gangs (18+),, Integrated Offender Management, Anti-Social Behaviour,,  Business Crime and Cyber Crime alongside leading on approaches to tackle Organised Criminal Networks. The post holder will also lead on strategic approaches to victim and witness support to facilitate greater outcomes for victims within Merton.


  • The role also requires the post holder to operate as the council’s lead on major criminal incidents such as murder, terrorist attacks etc.


  • The post holder will support and enable the Council to fulfil its duties and establish correct relationships with the Government, partners and other stakeholders, local, regional and national, to prevent and reduce crime, disorder, problematic drug use and anti-social behaviour. Act as the lead officer for liaison and work delivered alongside, and by, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), London Councils and National Government ensuring that the Community Safety Partnership delivers their work against relevant criteria.


  • To ensure that the Community Safety Partnership, and Council as a whole, complies with the Crime and Disorder Act 2012, Police Reform Act 2002, Anti-Social behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014, Police and Justice Act 2006, Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004 and any subsequent emerging legislation.


  • Identify service needs, plan and develop policies and strategies and allocate resources aimed at delivering high quality, cost effective services.


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