Senior Policy Officer

Closing Date: September 1st, 2013

Salary: From £34,965

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

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 leadership 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 proactive and professional policy support.If you are an experienced policy professional who understands the big picture and can use this to ensure the provision of proactive and professional policy support, 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:
• contributing to the development and implementation of policy in key priority areas;
• overseeing effective decision making processes and engagement with external partners;
• ensuring the organisation’s effective response to correspondence and complaints, supporting the
Commissioner’s role in listening to the public.

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.

If you are interested and would like an informal chat about the role please contact Cristina Strood on 0300 333 3456.

Please be advised this post is based in Cambourne.

 
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