Head of Policy and Performance

Closing Date: September 29th, 2013

Salary: Starting from £45, 537

Contract: Temporary/ fixed term (15 months)

Hours: Full time

Location: Cambourne

Do you want to contribute to making Cambridgeshire a safer place? Do you want to broaden your experience within the criminal justice system or policing context? Are you interested in a challenging, senior management role? The Office of the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, led by Sir Graham Bright, is looking for a new member of its small and flexible team to provide maternity cover for a period of 15 months beginning as soon as possible
.If you are a strategic thinker who understands the big picture but is also comfortable and skilled in effectively communicating detailed analysis to senior leaders, then the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner would like to hear from you.The Commissioner’s role is to ensure an efficient and effective police service in their area. Commissioners set police and crime objectives, the police budget and issue crime and disorder reduction grants through the Police and Crime Plan. Commissioners also hold the police to account, making them answerable to the public. With a remit across the crime agenda, the organisation interacts with a wide range of partners and will play a key role in significant transformation in this agenda during this period.This role is wide-ranging, core responsibilities include:

• being a trusted senior source of advice and guidance in the
organisation;
• providing project management and high-level policy support
for organisational change in key areas of business;
• drawing on the resources in the organisation’s small team to
ensure efficient and effective administration of the office.

It is a challenging role that requires careful balancing of competing priorities, against a backdrop of significant and complex change. However, the role offers significant development opportunities including the opportunity to work closely with the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, a wide range of partners including the most senior officers of the Constabulary and to work across local, regional and national agendas, with the Commissioner also playing a leading role in the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

With the agreement of the parent organisation, secondments will be considered favourably.

Please be advised this post is based in Cambourne.

If you are interested and would like an informal chat please contact Dorothy Gregson (Chief Executive) or Cristina Strood (current postholder) on 0300 333 3456.

Please be advised that interviews will be held on 7th October 2013.

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