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Communities’ Security Programme Co-ordinator
Type: Permanent Location: London Organisation: Communities Security Trust

Full time, based in London

As a Communities’ Security Programme Co-ordinator, your key objective will be to help deliver CST’s security advice to other communities. You will be part of a team responsible for designing and creating materials that advise other communities how to build a security framework in their places of worship.

Going forward, CST plans to deliver strategic security advice at conferences organised by external bodies such as the police forces, Mayors’ offices and local government. The Communities’ Security Programme Co-ordinator will be central to delivery of that plan.

Duties include:


  • To proactively contact local authorities and other public bodies and officials to inform and educate them about this area of the organisation’s work

  • To encourage local authorities and other public bodies and officials to arrange conferences for the Outreach team to present security briefings

  • To appropriately support the external body with their endeavours when organising a conference for CST

  • To build up strong, respectful and trusting working relationships with leaders of other communities

  • To take accountability for ensuring that the material delivered at all public presentations is professional and suitable according to the audience.

  • To be responsible for delivering - in a confident, intelligent and knowledgeable manner - all subject matter materials to an external audience


The ideal candidate should have:

  • A police, military, safety or security background

  • Excellent engagement and outreach skills with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Experience of planning and delivering a range of community events

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills with the ability to work with a range of stakeholders

  • Confident and experienced public speaker

  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload effectively to meet deadlines

  • Possess an enthusiastic, tenacious and positive attitude with clear professional boundaries

  • A passion for making a difference

  • Good knowledge of UK faith communities


Applicants are invited to submit their CV together with covering letter to careers@cst.org.uk, writing ‘Communities’ Security Programme Co-ordinator’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2019, but may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

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