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Covid Community Engagement Officer

Ref: 23819

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Resources Services

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 06/12/2020

Salary Range: £43,422 to £46,383


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Covid Community Engagement Officer to join the Strategy and Partnerships team at Harrow Council on a fixed term basis until 28/06/2021. The post holder will bring rigour and support to the Community Cohesion function of the Council and given the current pandemic will actively engage with the diverse communities across the borough to raise awareness of Covid related requirements and support, including the role out of vaccine programmes as they become available. The successful candidate will be required to provide strategic policy advice and support on Covid community engagement, which will have major implications on the public and partners, to the Chief Executive, Corporate Strategic Board, the Leader, Portfolio Holders and Divisional Director. Furthermore, the post holder will be expected to build collective, cross-council and partner support for the development of the Covid community engagement direction of the authority, engaging with councillors, senior managers, partners, the community and external bodies. They will work with the very diverse communities across the borough to ensure effective understanding and take up of support around all aspects of Covid related matters . The post holder will lead policy development and engagements/consultations as directed by the Senior Lead for Community Cohesion to support the development of the corporate direction of the authority’s Covid engagement work.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • Degree-level Education
  • An understanding of the purpose of the community safety and the community cohesion function
  • Expert knowledge of the community safety and community cohesion policy and performance environment
  • Expert knowledge of research methodologies
  • An understanding of the Harrow community and working in a diverse community setting
  • Experience working with councillors independently on a regular basis, dealing with a range of complex matters.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills to raise outcomes for residents and the public.

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are:

  • Be courageous
    • We are ambitious about what's possible, challenging the status quo and ready to step up and accept a challenge.  
    • We make brave decisions to achieve success, delivering on our promises and inspiring others to 'Think Big'.
  • Do it together
    • We build strong, effective relationships across the organisation, sharing our knowledge and breaking down silos.
    • We listen to others opinions to inform decision making and seek opportunities to drive collaboration with those that share our outcome.
    • We value diversity and always treat others with empathy and respect.
  • Make it happen
    • We are outcomes focused, setting clear objectives within a framework and articulating what success looks like.  
    • We are decisive, agile and quick to act.  We know what to do and have the conviction to do it.  
    • We break down barriers and enable others to be more effective.

Other information

  • Support for candidates visit:
  • Our behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11
  • Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'.

Important Note

Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we are happy to be asked. So, if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Please note that sometimes we may close a job earlier for applications if we are inundated with amazing candidates... Good luck!


We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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