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New Job Opportunity as a BCRP Officer - Safer Business Network

Safer Business Network is a not-for-profit, private company operating business crime reduction partnerships (BCRPs) in a variety of locations in the capital. It works closely with the Metropolitan Police Service and local authorities to combat crime and anti-social behaviour that impact the profitability of businesses and the ‘look and feel’ of town centres.

This post will support the coordination of projects and initiatives to reduce business crime in the borough of Westminster. The post holder will be responsible for management of a large town link radio network [training will be provided], increasing membership of Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, intelligence gathering & analysis of information about offenders and crime patterns and its dissemination to members and other interested parties under the strict guidelines of the Data Protection Act 2018.

To apply for this position: (1)Please submit your CV. If your CV is accepted, (2)you will be contacted by a member of the Safer Business Network team who will request you complete an application form. (3) If you pass this stage you will then be invited for an interview.

This is a 3-tier selection process.

Closing date for submitting your CV and application - Thursday 24th September, 23.59hrs. Applicants are advised to ensure that they have enough time to return the completed application form to Safer Business Network by this time and date if successful in reaching this stage.

Main Purpose of Role:

  • To assist with the development of the business crime reduction partnership addressing the issues of both the day-time and evening/night-time economies

  • To grow and develop BCRP membership

  • To assist with the management of a Town Link Radio Scheme [training will be given]

  • To assist Business Crime Managers by taking responsibility for the analysis and dissemination of secure & data-sensitive information

  • Assist with the development of offender profiles, exclusion notice schemes and to promote new membership

  • To represent Partnerships at external meetings with stakeholders

  • Due to the sensitive nature of the role, it is a requirement that the successful applicant agrees to Disclosure Barring Service checks [previously Criminal Record Bureau] to ensure that he/she has no criminal convictions. Applicants with criminal records will not be considered for employment. Applicants must have at least 3 years’ worth of address history within the United Kingdom. If the successful staff member fails the vetting procedure, Safer Business Network will terminate their employment immediately.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the administration of a borough-wide radio network [no prior knowledge is needed, training will be given]

  • Collate incident data from scheme members relating to crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour and enter the data onto a bespoke database [experience of basic data entry would be an advantage]

  • Actively promote the scheme to businesses to increase membership numbers [‘selling’ the benefits of the scheme to potential members]. Experience in sales at any level would be an advantage

  • Delivering radio handsets to new members in their venues, training them in their use and completing membership paperwork

  • Dealing with problems and issues raised by members on a day-to-day basis which may require “thinking ion your feet”

  • Updating the Business Crime Reduction Partnership’s secure intranet [training will be given]

  • Gathering intelligence about the issues of concern to the business sector. This will include making visits to venues on a regular basis

  • Communicating relevant information on a variety of multi-media platforms

  • Attending stakeholder meetings and contributing intelligence to relevant partnerships

Candidates can apply here:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Starting salary of £23,000. Salary will increase to £25,300 upon successful completion of probation.

Application deadline: 24/09/2020 for both CV and completed application form if successful in reaching this stage.

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