Strong leadership skills, negotiation and interpersonal qualities

Work

I currently work as an Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Service Manager for a large housing association in the South West of England which encompasses risk management and mitigation at a local level. I am the strategic lead in offering solutions and guidance to the organisation, its colleagues, customers, stakeholders and communities to resolve complex cases, ensuring safeguarding is a priority and to deliver community safety strategies. The role requires me to evaluate, mitigate risks to the business, individuals and / or the community, to ensure all enforcement, both non-legal and legal have been utilised correctly whilst considering protected characteristics under the Equality Act and Human Rights laws to ensure no one is disadvantaged. 

In order to be effective in this role, I rely upon strong leadership skills, negotiation and interpersonal qualities. I work on those skills to influence, encourage and empower others to bring about change which is crucial when dealing with a variety of external agencies. I have come to understand the fundamental need for collaboration between those agencies as part of a multiagency response for risk reduction and mitigation within communities.

I have developed my career built around communities, working for a large housing association. I have been the Regional Anti-Social Behaviour Manager (ASB) covering the Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Surrey regions for the last 8 years. This is a specialist ASB service that works closely with our partners across the Police, the NHS, local authorities, social services, fire service, probation services and charities to keep communities safe.

Through our partnership work, we utilise our tools and powers to combat high impact ASB such as (this list is not exhaustive) county lines, exploitation, physical violence, all forms of domestic abuse, drug dealing and hate crime. 

Former special constable, former victim support volunteer

Volunteering

Over the last 15 years I have also volunteered and gained valuable experience with:

  • Victim Support
  • Hampshire Police as a Police Special Constable for 5 years
  • Dorset Police as a Media Tone Analyst
  • Together We Can Volunteer for BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole)

I currently sit on:

  • one of the Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Scrutiny Panels
  • Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
  • South West Domestic Abuse Forum
  • Dorset’s Domestic Abuse Forum. 

I have stepped forward as a candidate for Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner as it’s my priority to work to influence local and national policy.

Passing out of police training, at the start of my 5 years as a special constable

Education

I went straight into the financial industry from college and quickly realised I needed to align my career and my passion for community work. As a result, I decided to go back to higher education and, whilst continuing to work to fund my studies, I graduated with a BSc Honours in Public Service from Plymouth University. 

My vision for the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner role

I want to utilise my skills and knowledge in  communities, housing and policing to support and represent the local community. I’m here to listen and take action to help drive forward improvements that can make a real impact on keeping our area a safe place to live.

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Tackling Abuse

To protect the most vulnerable, support victims, and take action to prevent and stand up against all forms of domestic abuse, sexual violence and hate crime.

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Prevention and Early Intervention

Commitment to family and community based work focusing on empowering communities and investment in targeted youth interventions.

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Strong Partnership Working

Working in partnership to make Dorset a place where individuals, families and communities are able to live safe from crime, disorder and harm.

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My Policies

Engaging to ensure wellbeing and protection of police officers, staff and police volunteers