Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Fixed term contract July 2021 to May 2024
Salary £45,000 – £50,000 (Subject to negotiation) Full time
Are you passionate about the importance of reducing crime, accountability and fairness in policing, and having an effective criminal justice system?
If so, come and join our team and play a vital role in providing a voice on these key issues to people living and working in Gloucestershire.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) proposes to appoint a Deputy PCC (DPCC) for Gloucestershire; this role will support the PCC in their busy and demanding role.
The role is not politically restricted and as a result the DPCC can carry out political activity on behalf of the PCC.
The role will involve:
- Supporting the PCC in delivery of the ‘and crime ‘ element of his role
- Supporting the PCC in delivery of his police and crime plan
- Supporting the PCC in delivery of his manifesto commitments
- Supporting the PCC in delivery of his ‘public health’ approach to reducing crime
- Supporting the PCC through membership of the Health and Wellbeing Board
- Supporting the PCC through membership of Safer Gloucestershire and Community Safety Partnerships
- Supporting the PCC through more frequent communication with Local Authorities and their Leaders
- Supporting community engagement on behalf of the PCC and adopting a strategic approach to mapping and understanding the concerns of the diverse communities in Gloucestershire
- Supporting partnership working on behalf of the PCC and support the OPCC team to develop a plan which clarifies how and why the PCC engages with partners and how outcomes are tracked
- Communicating these views to the PCC and the OPCC to ensure they are reflected in the work of the PCC
You will be a dynamic, confident, leader who is not afraid to challenge and takes an analytical and problem solving approach to complex issues.
You will be adept at managing and maintaining essential relationships with key stakeholders at high levels across all public sector agencies and local, as well as central government.
You will have strong influencing and advocacy skills and an abundance of experience in corporate governance strategy and legislation in the setting of a large and complex organisation.
You must be a person with the highest levels of integrity and the ability to make objective decisions in the public interest.
You will be professionally objective and impartial in the way you interact with our diverse communities and diverse political landscape.
The role will require some working at weekends and during the evening engaging with communities to seek their concerns about crime and to ensure that the PCC continues to represent their interests.
If this sounds like you, and you relish a challenge, then we’d like to hear from you.
Application for this post will be via submission of an application through the Recruitment Portal and will require a combined CV and covering letter stating why you are applying the position.
This is a Fixed term contract until May 2024.
The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 10 June 2021.
The interview will be held on Friday 18 June 2021.