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Commissioning and Policy Officer

Commissioning and Policy Officer

£33,771 – £37,677.00 depending on experience


Do you have a background in commissioning and policy work and a passion to make a real difference to the quality of life for local people?

Do you thrive in a high profile and fast paced environment dealing with important local and national issues? 

If so, the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) wants to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commissioning and Policy Officer to support the work of the PCC and her priorities for Avon and Somerset.

The role of Commissioning and Policy Officer offers a chance to join an innovative and ambitious team and be part of supporting a wide range of commissioning and policy work.

Initially the main focus of the role will be supporting OPCC initiatives to tackle serious violence. Following the publication of the government’s Serious Violence Strategy and recent investment in this area, the PCC wants local agencies to deliver real change by maximising recently allocated Home Office funding to establish an Avon and Somerset Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). By working with OPCC colleagues, the Constabulary and other partners you will play an important part in making that happen.

Beyond this, you will work alongside and support the Commissioning and Partnerships team which covers a wide range of portfolios including the commissioning of services for victims and offenders, scrutiny of police performance, partnership working and much more.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have an aptitude in commissioning, scrutiny work, developing initiatives and preparation of briefing documents. You will be confident, innovative and flexible with excellent strategic and communication skills.

The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has wide ranging responsibilities for setting the priorities and budget of the Constabulary, holding the Chief Constable to account for delivery of the Police and Crime Plan. The PCC also has wider responsibilities across criminal justice and community safety and commissions a wide range of services for both victims and offenders in order to support delivery of the Plan.

Please find the application pack below. You can also e-mail pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or call 01278 646188 to request an application pack.

The closing date for applications is 12noon 30 August 2019.

Selection Day will be held on 16 September 2019.


Commissioning and Policy Officer Role Profile

Application Form

Terms of Appointment

Candidate Timetable

Serious Violence Strategy

Police & Crime Plan

Commissioning Strategy

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