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Senior Commissioning and Policy Officer

£39,585 – £47,058 depending on experience

Maternity cover, 12 months fixed term contract or secondment full time

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.

An opportunity has arisen in the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner a maternity cover post to lead on, support and deliver a range of commissioning, policy and partnership work. The Senior Commissioning and Policy Officer role will focus on criminal justice, supporting the PCC in his role as chair of the local criminal justice board and facilitating a number of multi-agency groups in order to improve the experience of those who come into contact with the system. This role may also be required to also provide support to the PCC in his role as national lead for Economic and Cybercrime.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you ideally will have experience in commissioning, scrutiny work, developing initiatives, preparation of briefing documents and strategic partnership working. Confident, innovative and flexible, you will have excellent communication skills.

The OPCC has a strong focus on employing people that best fit with the ethos and culture of our team and are looking for someone that will embrace our values of Openness, Partnership, Compassion and Courage.

If this sounds like you, and you relish a challenge, then we’d like to hear from you.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the application form (DOC) by 12 noon 6 December.

Role profile description (DOC)

Candidate timetable (DOC)

Terms of appointment (DOC)

Privacy notice (DOC)

Equality Monitoring form (DOC)

The closing date for applications is 12 noon 6 December 2021.

Selection days will be held between 6th January – 14th January 2022

Start dates will have some flexibility, however we would like to have these positions covered as soon as possible; for the Senior Commissioning and Policy Officer, this could be as soon as the end of January. For the Commissioning and Policy Officer this could be from March.

Please contact the OPCC if you have any queries on PCCRecruitment@avonandsomerset.police.uk

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