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New roles in Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

New and exciting opportunities have arisen for officers with a passion for public service to provide independent and impartial advice to the Police and Crime Commissioner in support of a safer South Yorkshire.

Closing date for all applications:  24 January 2019

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a directly elected official, accountable to the public of South Yorkshire for the delivery of efficient and effective policing and crime services.  He has a duty to involve and engage the public, and wider stakeholders, so that their views can be considered and fed into the design and delivery of services that support a safer South Yorkshire.  The PCC sets out the policing and crime priorities in his Police and Crime Plan and then determines the budget and level of council tax policing precept required to deliver that Plan.  He is also responsible for commissioning victims’ services.

Four new roles have been created in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to work closely with the Force, partners, key stakeholders and other service providers to help the PCC fulfil his role and responsibilities. 

As an Evaluation and Scrutiny Officer your focus will be to provide independent and impartial advice that supports the PCC in his oversight and scrutiny of service providers, including South Yorkshire Police, in their delivery of his Police and Crime Plan priorities. You will work closely with the existing Evaluation and Scrutiny Officer, members of the OPCC’s Senior Leadership Team, and with partners, to design, configure, deliver, evaluate and review a programme of effective scrutiny, assurance and performance management activity.

The Senior Commissioning and Contracts Officer and Commissioning and Contracts Officer roles will be focussed on helping the PCC deliver the Police and Crime Plan priorities by commissioning and contract managing the various external organisations and service providers with which the PCC has contracts or grant funding arrangements.  In addition to this, both roles will be involved in providing information, advice and recommendations on emerging service requirements, identifying funding opportunities and developing collaborative approaches with geographic and / or thematic partners in order to deliver the best services to the people of South Yorkshire.

As the Office Manager you will manage a small team of staff to deliver a highly proactive, efficient, professional and flexible business support service, working closely with the Personal Assistant to the PCC and his Chief Executive & Solicitor.

If you feel you have the passion and ambition to help build a safer South Yorkshire, and have the resilience necessary to work in a fast and ever-changing environment, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

If you would like to talk informally about the roles, then please call the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner - Tel: 0114 296 4140 or email:  Prospective candidates may express an interest in one or more roles.

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer to the Police & Crime Commissioner of Surrey

One year maternity cover, from April 2019
Full-time, 36 hours per week
Salary range: £85,000 per annum
Location of role: Surrey Police HQ, Guildford, Surrey

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), David Munro, is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account and helping to tackle the crime issues that matter to local people. Every elected PCC must, by law, employ a Chief Executive to support them in the exercise of their statutory duties.  They will also act as Monitoring Officer, with a remit to draw the PCC’s attention to any possible maladministration or contravention of law.

Mr Munro is seeking an experienced leader to be his key advisor on strategic governance issues and to ensure that the priorities set out in his Police & Crime Plan are delivered.  The successful candidate will lead the small team of staff who form the Office of the PCC. 

We are seeking applications from senior leaders who can build effective working relationships through a collaborative approach.  The successful candidate will share the PCC’s ambition to ensure Surrey residents receive the best possible policing services.  You will be adept at working in a political environment and skilled at fostering partnerships across a range of organisations including the police service, criminal justice sector, local authorities and government departments.    

This post is for one year’s maternity cover and is politically restricted.  Interviews will be held on 14th February 2019.

Apply online via the jobs pages of Surrey Police’s website - www.surrey.police.ukClosing date: Monday, 4th February 2019.

If you have any queries about this job, please contact Alison Bolton, Chief Executive on 01483 630200 or email

Further information about the role is also available on the Surrey PCC’s website -

Research Officer - Office of Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

Salary Range: £25,650.00 to £30,402.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)
Location of Role: Maidstone
Advert Closing Date: 06/02/2019

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, is seeking a research officer to support him in his key role of holding Kent Police to account.

You would be providing strategic briefings, reviewing national reports and horizon scanning to ensure the PCC and his team are ahead of the curve and can plan accordingly, and would also produce and maintain regular reporting packages on key local and national issues.

You will brief and advise members of the senior management team, and provide specific support to the Head of Strategy and Engagement and the PCC’s Staff Officer, ensuring they are effectively briefed on key developments in policy, policing and government.

Given the requirement to provide expert advice and guidance to the PCC and his senior managers, you will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and/or have experience in a policy or research role, potentially in local or national government, or a similar public policy background.  You must possess must excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be fluent in all the usual Microsoft Office applications and those relating to data management. Crucially, you will be able to work proactively and independently, often under pressure and with limited time.

To view the role's job description and to apply for this vacancy, click here.

The closing date is 11.59pm on Wednesday February 6. Interviews will provisionally take place on Wednesday February 27.

If you require any assistance or further information regarding this opportunity please contact the Business Centre on 01245 452833 or alternatively email

Chief of Staff - Office of North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
Location: Harrogate - Granby Road
Salary: £78,884 - £87,952
Part/Full Time: Full Time
Type of Contract: Permanent

We have an exciting, permanent opportunity to join the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (Julia Mulligan) for North Yorkshire’s (PFCC) Office as her Chief of Staff. As the PFCC’s Head of Paid Staff and Monitoring Officer the successful candidate will act as her most senior advisor in relation to all Police, Fire and Crime matters.

The role has overarching responsibility for the efficiency and effectiveness of the Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (OPFCC), including the new police complaints team, and supporting the PFCC to ensure delivery against her current Police & Crime Plan (to become a Police, Fire & Crime Plan) and Fire Business Case.

The PFCC is part-way through an ambitious Transformation Programme, Transform 2020, in partnership with North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (NYFRS). The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to support Julia to achieve her collaborative vision for the future.

The successful candidate will make key contributions towards the overall achievement of the current Police and Crime Plan and future Police, Fire and Rescue Plan. In this role you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the communities of North Yorkshire, something that we are passionate about.

Further information regarding the role and prospective candidate criteria can be read here.

Please note interviews will take place: 25th February 2019

If you feel that you meet the essential criteria an informal conversation about this opportunity can be booked in with the PFCC - sessions can be requested until Wednesday 6th February by emailing Julia’s PA via: - and will be booked in from Thursday 31st January to Friday 8th February.