The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (OPCC) is a small, dedicated team of experienced staff, whose role it is to support the Police & Crime Commissioner in delivering their policy priorities.
The Commissioner and his team work with partners and Cambridgeshire Constabulary to address the policy priorities and local objectives set out in the Police & Crime Plan.
The team is headed up by Chief Executive, Jim Haylett.
Jim’s role is to advise the Commissioner, and lead the team to support and advise the Commissioner in delivering all his statutory duties and responsibilities. He works with the Commissioner to enable delivery of their vision, strategy, and identified objectives, and facilitate appropriate scrutiny of the constabulary’s activities.
The Chief Executive ensures effective strategic and operational leadership of the team supporting the Commissioner. He holds the role of Monitoring Officer, with the remit to draw the Commissioner’s attention to any possibility of law contravention. The post is politically restricted.
Phil acts as the Chief Finance Officer for the OPCC and has a statutory responsibility for ensuring the Commissioner’s finances are well managed, reported and accounted for.
He acts as a professional advisor to the Commissioner on all financial matters, including the financial strategy, the capital programme and budget setting and monitoring.
Phil works closely with the force Director of Finance and Resources and the management team, providing advice and guidance on all financial issues, ensuring proper systems of control are in place and properly administered.
Nicky is responsible for leading and delivering against the Commissioner’s Commissioning and Grant Strategy, in line with the strategic objectives set in the Police and Crime Plan.
This includes direct commissioning and working in partnership with other agencies, to co-commission support services for victims of crime, and initiatives to prevent and reduce crime. She also manages a wide range of grants awarded by the Commissioner, to drive system-wide change, ensuring appropriate governance and monitoring is completed.
Jack supports the delivery of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and statutory responsibilities.
He is a key member of the Chief Executive’s Senior Management Team, with a wide range of responsibilities. He brings with him experience working within the criminal justice system, policing, and the community safety environment.
His role also includes oversight of the running of the Commissioner’s office, to ensure that the Commissioner’s priorities are being delivered in accordance with the timescales and budget agreed. He is responsible for effective performance monitoring arrangements, and acting as the link into collaborative policing arrangements, ensuring they deliver best value.
As Director for Strategic Partnerships and a member of the Senior Management Team, Cristina’s role supports the delivery and development of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and statutory responsibilities.
Her role includes oversight of key aspects of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s partnership working to drive system-wide change across the community safety and criminal justice systems. She works with a broad range of strategic partner agencies who contribute to reducing crime and disorder in Cambridgeshire.
The Senior Partnership Policy Officer is responsible for the provision of proactive policy support at both the strategic and tactical level. The role contributes to the delivery and development of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and supports the Commissioner to fulfil their statutory responsibilities across key policy, performance, governance and commissioning areas. Key areas of focus are criminal justice, community safety and supporting collaborative working across the partnership to secure improved outcomes for local people.
The Senior Policy Officer is responsible for supporting the Director of Governance and Compliance with ensuring the delivery of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and statutory responsibilities. The role includes supporting key governance mechanisms for the OPCC such as the Police and Crime Panel and Business Coordination Board, overseeing the office approach to risk management, and the management of the facilitation and development of the Community Scrutiny Panel.
The Head of Engagement and Communicatons strategically leads and manages the tactical delivery of effective and efficient communications and engagement activity on behalf of the Commissioner and his office.
Responsible for the delivery of an integrated external and internal communications and channel management strategy, the role supports the Commissioner to fulfil his statutory duty to build trust and confidence of local communities in their policing service.
The Finance and Audit Manager has responsibility for the Commissioner’s Office budget, including grant management. The role provides the Commissioner and Chief Finance Officer with research, review and financial modelling capacity, to ensure the OPCC can respond to emerging strategic and financial issues.
The role holder is also responsible for maintaining links with both Internal and External Audit.
The Review, Compliance and Governance Officer undertakes complaint handling, governance, and compliance work, contributing to the Commissioner’s effectiveness and transparency, and enabling them to fulfil their statutory responsibilities across key policy, performance, risk, and compliance areas.
The Policy Officer contributes to the delivery and development of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, and statutory responsibilities.
They provide policy support across a broad range of key policy, engagement, performance and governance areas. This includes representing the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in a wider range of partnership meetings. They also provide support for the Commissioner’s Community Scrutiny Panel.
The Partnerships Policy Officer is a key contact for partner agencies and the Community Safety Partnerships, supporting them to deal with community issues which matter to the public.
The role includes managing the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme, supporting volunteers who independently oversee custody, to reassure the public as part of the Commissioner’s statutory obligation to do so.
The Victims Policy Officer provides proactive policy support across a broad range of key policy, performance, governance and commissioning areas, contributing to the delivery and development of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, and statutory responsibilities.
The Communities Policy Officers provide proactive policy support across a broad range of key policy, engagement, performance and governance areas. The role includes planning and managing engagement activities to support the Commissioner to deliver the objectives in his Police and Crime Plan and his statutory duties. Two members of staff undertake this role.
The Commissioning Officer supports the Director of Commissioning to effectively manage all the contracts and grants awarded by the Commissioner, with a particular focus on victims’ services. The role also includes the management of the Youth Fund.
The Communities Policy Officer provides proactive policy support across a broad range of key policy, engagement, performance and governance areas. The role includes planning and managing engagement activities to support the Commissioner to deliver the objectives in his Police and Crime Plan and his statutory duties.
The Personal Assistant to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive providing comprehensive administrative support which includes arranging diaries and attendance at meetings.
This role sits within the Governance & Compliance Team. The main responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day management of the office and of office logistics. Alongside this, the role holder oversees all correspondence management and assists in the handling of complaint reviews. They also provide support to the Finance and Audit Manager and carry out administrative duties for the Community Scrutiny Panel. The role holder also deputises for the PA to the Commissioner, the DPCC and the Chief Executive in the PA’s absence.
A breakdown of staff roles is provided below.
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Profile of the team
Number of posts in structure 16.25 FTE
Number of current people in post 15.25 (including those working part-time)
Proportion of staff who are women 87%
Proportion of staff with an ethnic minority background 0%