Robert has over 20 years experience in managing Community Safety and over 30 years experience of the public sector, having retired as Head of Community Safety at Wandsworth in 2010. Robert is Secretary of Wandsworth Community Safety Trust, has a number of other charitable interests and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Portsmouth University Institute for Criminal Justice Studies. Robert has recently completed a short term contract as Census Area Manager for Wandsworth West. Robert has been an NCSN Board Director since 2003 and is currently Chair of NCSN.
NCSN is an organisation dedicated to supporting those involved in working and develop Safer Communities across the UK and throughout Europe. With a Board of Directors made up of experienced community safety practitioners and members from a wide range of organisations involved in crime reduction and community safety. NCSN is best placed to put you in touch with like minded individuals and provide the tools you need to support you in your role.
Our mission1) Give a National voice to those engaged in promoting Safer Communities through participation in consultation.
2) Engage directly with government bodies on policy and practice in the field of community safety.
3) Support the professional development of those engaged in delivering Safer Communities.
4) Share information to promote joint working amongst relevant agencies across the UK and Europe.
This your opportunity to influence the professional development of those operating in community safety, to set standards, and to offer recognition for the skills you all possess!
Thank you to everyone that attended the annual conference at Middlesex University last week and made it such a great event! One of the tasks, that came from the discussions by the Three Academics and the Audience, was to ask you all to consider what you think should form the basis of a job and person specification for a community safety manager. NCSN are involved in another European project,- URBIS.
Part of this is where thought is being given to the role of those managing urban security, or community safety as we know it, and what qualities and qualifications should be included when advertising such a post and thereby informing the development of the components for a suitable qualification.
So come on, reply and tell us what you think - but do it by 30th September please! We will collate the information and submit to the project lead, Professor Gordon Hughes, at Cardiff University. Alternatively you can contact Professor Hughes direct at: HughesGH@cardiff.ac.uk.
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