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Chief Executive – Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

This is a permanent role which attracts a salary of £79,118 to £82,639 per annum.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gloucestershire is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive to support him to deliver his Police and Crime Plan and to run an efficient and effective office.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Police & Crime Commissioner and the Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner to provide dynamic and inspirational leadership and management to the OPCC team.

The role holder will be a visible and influential leader across the county of Gloucestershire working a range of stakeholders to commission services in support of the police & crime plan.

Key responsibilities include:
• Building and nurturing partnerships at senior levels across the community safety and criminal
justice communities in order to support the achievement of the PCCs objectives
• Ensuring that all required statutory functions are properly carried out to an exceptionally high
• Support the PCC in facilitating accurate and appropriate scrutiny of the Constabulary’s work
whilst working towards the identified vision and priorities within the police & crime plan
• Building effective management and reporting of critical information such as complaints
handling, community engagement and consultation activities
• Supporting scrutiny and good governance including engagement with the Police & Crime Panel
• Working closely with the PCC, Deputy PCC and the OPCC team, carry out the duties of Chief

Executive in accordance with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant experience in a governance and leadership role, preferably within the public sector.

Gloucestershire is a largely rural county with two large urban conurbations, the City of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham Spa. It hosts two Royal Households and a number of significant events attracting national attention throughout the year, including the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham Racecourse and the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. There is a strong military presence in the county as well as an important Government footprint. For more information about the work of the Police & Crime Commissioner of Gloucestershire, please see his website at this link.

To view the application form please click the link here. Your application form should be accompanied by an up to date Curriculum Vitae.
Please forward your completed application to the Resourcing Team ( by midnight on Sunday 17 May. Unfortunately we are unable to accept late applications.

Shortlisting for this role will take place on Monday 18 May 2020. Interviews will be held on Monday 1 June 2020 at Police Headquarters, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.

The interview panel will be chaired by Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl, The OPCC is committed to the principles of appointments based on merit with openness and transparency of process. The OPCC is also committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants.

Download application details here

Guidance for applicants

Applicants are required to provide evidence in support of all minimum criteria contained in the job advert, in order to progress to the next stage of the recruitment and selection process. This evidence should be provided at the end of the application in the section entitled; knowledge, skills and experience. You may type this information on a separate Word document if you wish to. There is no maximum or minimum length for this section.

You are asked to consider how closely your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role profile. Applicants may also wish to submit a CV. However, as this is an essential part of the application process, it is in your own best interests to complete the application in full to convey to the panel your suitability for the post.

Subsequent selection processes will follow.

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The Commissioner’s Fund

Here in Gloucestershire, PCC Martin Surl allocates 1% of the overall policing budget to the Commissioner’s Fund, which supports county-based projects that deliver one or more of our priorities. Our aim is to work directly with communities to make Gloucestershire safer.

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