Education Officer, Newham

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London Borough of NewhamNewham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £32,628 - £35,286 pa
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment with the London Borough of Newham. All employees are expected to understand and promote our Equality and Diversity Policy in the course of their work. Adherence to Health and Safety requirements and proper risk management is required from all employees in so far as is relevant to their role. All employees are expected to understand and promote good Health and Safety practices and manage risks appropriately.

The Prevent Education Officer (PEO) will report to the Prevent Co-ordinator within the local authority and will be responsible for leading on engagement with schools and other education providers, including Early Years providers and out of school education. The post holder will identify vulnerabilities and risk, deliver training and capacity building, and build and maintain a network of contacts within their local area to advance Prevent activity, including the wider local authority, police, Ofsted, Home Office and the Department for Education. The post holder should have prior experience in the education sector, with good political awareness. The post holder will require excellent communication skills, and have the ability to manage competing priorities effectively. Secondments from the education sector are possible.

  • Must be educated to at least degree level, preferably in a social science discipline.
  • Must be able to illustrate an active interest in preventing extremism related issues and, preferably, have some experience of working in this area.
  • Must have some experience of working in the education sector and a familiarity with schools, preferably secondary.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as an ability to explain complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.


The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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