Would you like to contribute to Policing in Your Neighbourhood?

Surrey Police VolunteersAmong the volunteer positions that Surrey Police are looking for is that of Community Engagement Volunteer. This is their description of the role. APPLY HERE NOW before 12th June 2016. Click on image to expand.

Would you like to contribute to Policing in Your Neighbourhood? Are you able to commit four hours of your time each week to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team? If so, then becoming a Community Engagement Volunteer may be the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking to recruit Community Engagement Police Support Volunteers from each of our eleven boroughs to support our Policing in Your Neighbourhood Model.

The Role: As a Community Engagement Volunteer you will act as a valuable conduit for information exchange between us (Surrey Police) and the communities we serve. You will provide effective community liaison to help us ensure that your local community, council, organisations, groups, partner agencies and individuals are kept informed of our policing activity. Through your actions, you will make a valuable contribution to reducing the fear of crime and improving communication channels. This will enable our local policing activity to be targeted to address chronic and repeat issues that cause disproportionate harm to your community

Key Responsibilities: As a Community Engagement Volunteer you will be involved in a range of activities including:

  • Helping Neighbourhood Policing Teams to keep local people informed of Surrey Police activity
  • Developing tailored local messages with the Borough Inspector which promote positive local policing and ensure consistent community messaging
  • Providing a consistent point of contact and dialogue with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams to ensure that engagement is maintained with all partners/stakeholders
  • Assisting with the coordination and development of local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and other similar Watch groups such as Country Watch

Further information can be found within the role profile attached.

Skills & Experience: Your enthusiasm and commitment will help you to integrate into your busy neighbourhood policing team, working alongside Police Officers and Police Staff. Key to your success as a Community Engagement Volunteer will be your interpersonal and communication skills. You will need to be able to summarise information into concise and informative updates, applying attention to detail to ensure that community messages are always accurate. You may be asked to use technology and social media to engage with our communities but we will support you to do this.

You will need to have administration experience (including the ability to use Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel) and your ability to plan and organise will help you to complete key tasks within your volunteering time with us. Previous experience of volunteering, community engagement and/or working within police environment would be advantageous but is not essential as you will be fully supported by your policing team.

Contact Details: For further information about this role please contact Helen Hartley (Volunteers and Special Constables Lead) via email – Helen.Hartley@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Diversity Statement: We are committed to creating a diverse police service, which reflects the community we serve. We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the roles available, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, social status or religious beliefs.

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