Reference Quantity: ST0593

Particulars of ordinary

Occupational Profile

A Neighborhood Security Advisor works inside native communities offering life-improving recommendation, steering and interventions that assist folks to stay protected and scale back from dangers of hurt similar to hearth, falls, crime or as a result of circumstances through which the person resides. A Neighborhood Security Advisor will likely be a part of a multi-agency crew working in partnership with a variety of organisations that present assist to the group. Potential organisations you could possibly be working for could embrace the emergency providers, NHS and/or native authorities.  Neighborhood Security Advisors work in a variety of various environments similar to; properties, training centres, public buildings and at occasions.  A Neighborhood Security Advisor must have a great understanding of the communities through which they work and be capable to have interaction with all members of that group. Their function is to boost consciousness of particular points related to the group, assist scale back and minimise these dangers, and supply applicable and efficient interventions to deal with these. Interventions might embrace temporary recommendation, screening, signposting, becoming threat discount gear, advocacy, selling self-help and offering literature and knowledge.  It is usually necessary that they promote equality and variety of their function.  The main focus of the function will likely be depending on the organisation through which the Neighborhood Security Advisor is employed, nationwide and native coverage and priorities and the make up of the area people.

A group security advisor works collaboratively as a part of a crew, while they might carry visits and group actions alone they are going to at all times search assist and steering from their supervisor/crew chief or different associate company colleagues for choices that have to be made.

The each day duties and duties of a Neighborhood Security Advisor:

The Neighborhood Security Advisor function includes numerous duties and duties and will embrace:

  • Go to the properties of susceptible members of the group
  • Establish hazards and assist wants and assess threat (similar to falls, gasoline poverty, social isolation and hearth threat);
  • Consider the urgency and significance of such dangers;
  • Make sound judgements so as to deal with these considerations (similar to advising on security gear and adaptions);
  • Match gear to property to enhance the security of the people inside the property, this may very well be window locks, door chains, smoke alarms, panic alarms, and many others
  • Provide and supply applicable assist, data, recommendation and steering
  • Make referrals to different companies and/or colleagues utilizing right processes, as applicable (together with elevating protected guarding points);
  • Report the interventions and actions taken to assist choice making and referrals;
  • Observe up on earlier visits to assessment outcomes and supply continued assist
  • Assessment/consider the actions taken and monitor the state of affairs.
  • Ship a wide range of training packages to people and teams to encourage good follow and constructive adjustments in behaviour, this might embrace:

    • highway security;
    • anti-social behaviour;
    • wholesome enchancment/life-style decisions;
    • hearth security.

  • Collaborate with associate companies and key group teams to ship key initiatives
  • Help within the supply of the realm plan
  • Visiting college and different organisations inside the group Help group occasions and attend group and different company conferences
  • Interact with all communities, associate companies and voluntary sectors to work in the direction of long term options and implementing initiatives. Report actions and produce reviews as required

The Neighborhood Security Advisor, will signpost and refer people to applicable companies as mandatory in accordance to organisational procedures and processes. While companies could have totally different remits, the function of the Neighborhood Security Advisor focuses on bettering the lives of people inside the group through which they work.

Entry Necessities

Employers can recruit candidates with out English and Maths at Stage 2 or above, nonetheless the candidate should obtain Stage 2 English and Maths previous to taking the Finish-point evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language qualification are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for whom that is their major language.  Some employers could set out further and/or native necessities for entry.


Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Neighborhood Security Advisor will know

  • The demographics and cultural sensitivities of the group and the way it will affect on their work
  • Vulnerability and societal threat components similar to: age, faith, minority ethnic teams, excessive areas of focus of particular populations, cultural variations and how one can establish and assess the dangers. 
  • The procedures for implementing threat administration plans similar to; life-style decisions, psychological well being, dementia, anti-social behaviour, crime and poverty and the potential dangers
  • The rules of fireside prevention and safety. (prevention = escape plans, hazard recognizing, smoke detection. Fundamental hearth safety rules similar to hearth doorways, technique of escape and smoke and warmth detection)
  • The rules and strategies of property and private safety and security for instance: safety of the house, private safety inside and outdoors of the house
  • The rules of selling well being and well-being, e.g. smoking and substance misuse, food regimen and weight problems, psychological well being
  •  Referral factors and referral processes, each inside departments, similar to youth engagement and exterior companies, e.g. drug and alcohol providers, psychological well being, safeguarding, falls providers and housing
  • Safeguarding of each youngsters and susceptible adults. The related laws, regulation, processes and procedures and the way this impacts in your function; together with Psychological Capability Act and Stop Obligation – how one can recognise and act on recognized radicalisation
  • Completely different interventions to minimise threat and when they need to be used similar to; temporary recommendation, screening, signposting, becoming threat discount gear, advocacy, selling self-help and offering literature and knowledge.
  • The laws, insurance policies and procedures in relation to group security and the way this impacts their function, together with; Information Safety, Confidentiality, Well being and Security and Lone Working
  • The process to observe and the checks to make when finishing up dwelling and group visits
  • Behavioural change strategies, similar to temporary interventions and temporary recommendation


Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, the Neighborhood Security Advisor will be capable to

  • Ship threat discount recommendation and interventions locally, which will relate to matters similar to: highway security, hearth prevention, hearth setting, water security and well being and life-style decisions.
  • Offering and/or becoming threat discount gear similar to window locks, door chains, private alarms, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, hearth blankets, fall prevention gear, and many others.  
  • Assess dangers and supply applicable recommendation, interventions and options and recognise when a state of affairs is past the scope of their function and take applicable motion
  • Work collaboratively with inside and exterior companions and companies to make applicable referrals
  • Share related data and reply in a well mannered way, readability and accuracy to enquiries from stakeholders and different companies
  • Work independently and proactively as a part of a crew; managing work, prioritising duties, planning and main visits, situational consciousness relating to private security and the security of others
  • Talk successfully with others and adapt communication media, strategies and kinds to swimsuit a various viewers(s); age, tradition, language, studying wants and different disabilities 
  • Work alongside associate organisations or as a part of a multi-disciplinary crew to enhance, mitigate and clear up group issues of safety or considerations.
  • Assessment and consider the actions taken in opposition to and undertake observe up actions as mandatory
  • Report data precisely inside agreed organisational tips


Variety and inclusion:

  • Be proactive in selling equality and variety within the crew and group they work in. Deal with colleagues and group members with compassion and empathy, with out bias or prejudice. Respect variety, beliefs, tradition and values.

Skilled integrity:

  • Reveal the very best requirements of professionalism and trustworthiness, ensuring that organisational values, ethical codes and moral requirements are at all times upheld. Act in the most effective pursuits of the group (each particular person and as a complete), looking for steering when mandatory. Has a proactive method to collaboration with colleagues from personal and different organisations by providing assist, assist and steering. 

Private resilience and emotional intelligence:

  • Handle personal feelings in difficult conditions with members of the group, remaining calm {and professional}. Recognise when to hunt assist for personal welfare.
  • A collaborative method is central to how they work, exhibiting empathy and being conscious to the views/wants of others. Present empathy and compassion to others

Private dedication:

  • A excessive stage of professionalism, reliability and dependability. Observe organisational directions when given. Take possession for personal skilled efficiency and steady growth. Be tenacious and centered to see initiatives by to completion. A confirmed self-starter and have an adaptable method to fulfill altering work priorities


The apprenticeship will take usually between 12 to 18 months to finish.


Additional coaching and {qualifications} might result in profession pathways inside the protecting providers sector similar to Police or Hearth and Rescue Companies in addition to throughout different organisations that work inside the group similar to working inside the Youth Justice Sector, Well being and Housing.  


This apprenticeship is Stage 3

Assessment Date

This apprenticeship normal will likely be reviewed in 3 years.  

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