SaferMK is the statutory Community Safety Partnership responsible for formulating and implementing a Strategy to tackle local crime and community safety issues in the Milton Keynes area.  The Partnership board is appointing a new Voluntary and Community Sector Board Member and a Deputy.  Community Action:MK will be managing the process to enable a wide and diverse range of applications to be considered.  

Role Description

The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Representative/Advisor on the Community Safety Partnership will be expected to:

  • Provide credible representation and a voice for the VCSE sector in Milton Keynes.  
  • Act as a champion and a critical friend for the VCSE sector within the Community Safety Partnership (Safer MK).  
  • Motivate the VCSE to work together as key partners in delivering the priorities set out in our three year SaferMK strategy.  
  • Work in partnership to tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the lives of our residents, businesses and visitors.  
  • Be committed to developing the Community Safety Partnership as a high performing function, ensuring that it is in touch with the people and the VCSE sector.
  • Facilitate ongoing engagement with the wider VCSE sector on behalf of the partnership.
  • Be committed to ensuring that the partnership values diversity and promotes equality and inclusivity in all aspects of its business.  
  • Provide a good level of attendance at meetings and ensure the deputy is engaged and prepared for their role.

Person Requirements/Relevant skills/Knowledge

The desirable candidate must:  

  • Have a general knowledge/understanding of community safety and an appreciation of the broad social, political and economic trends influencing it.  
  • Have experience of working in a collaborative decision making group such as a board level committee or partnership.  
  • Be engaging in how they communicate, behave and interact with others.  
  • Be able to make a strong contribution to strategic meetings in a constructive, appropriate and professional manner.  
  • Be objective and considerate of issues from all perspectives, especially external and service user perspectives.  
  • Have recent or current experience of working at a senior level for a VCSE organisation (in a paid or Trustee position) in Milton Keynes, and be able to demonstrate legitimacy in representing the Milton Keynes VCSE sector.

PLEASE NOTE: This appointment if for a period of up to three years. 

Application Process: Letters of application by email to: by 5pm on Thursday 12th March.  Interviews will be held on Friday 20th March in Acorn House.