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About the job

Salary: £32,745 - £34,728 a year pro rata + essential car user allowance of £963 pro rata
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed Term for 6 months with a possible extension to 12

We have another great opportunity within the Chief Executive’s social justice unit

Luton is a proudly multicultural community, and experiences both the tensions and the rewards inherent in that diversity.

Under the guidance of the Community Coordinator, you’ll manage and support the development, implementation and evaluation of the Council’s policies, strategies and activities in relation to the strengthening, protection and promotion of community cohesion and social inclusion across the Borough.

Social Justice is based on the idea of a society, which promotes, develops and enables fair treatment for individuals and groups taking account any disadvantages that may arise from differences such as economic disparity.

You will be the Council’s specialist officer for delivery of cohesion and inclusion, providing advice and expertise, working with the Community Coordinator (Community Safety) for the high profile corporate policy area of community cohesion and social inclusion. As such, you will demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relatedness of equality, cohesion and inclusion, and have a clear focus on outcomes rather than processes. You will also work alongside the Community Coordinator in managing the Council’s counter-extremism activity.


About you

You’ll confidently communicate and develop relationships with a range of people, and have demonstrable experience of providing advice, and developing and evaluating projects, strategies or programmes of work related to community cohesion and social inclusion. 

Your experience of working within or alongside the community or voluntary sectors would be important, in particular in relation to the management of the commissioning and delivery of programmes relevant to the strengthening, protection and promotion of cohesion and inclusion.

Strong interpersonal skills is essential, including communication, especially as you will give presentations and deliver seminars and training events, adapt appropriate style to suit audience,

Proven ability to write and present complex reports and presentations in a clear and focussed way to a variety of audiences including identifying opportunities with key stakeholders.

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to demonstrate your fluency in spoken and written English

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th (AM).


We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.