The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has a team of staff and volunteers who work hard to ensure her priorities, as set out in the Police and Crime Plan, are delivered.  If you’d like to know what those priorities are, why not take a few minutes to check them out here.

We’re an equal opportunities employer who values and encourages diversity and are committed to building a team that fully reflects the communities we serve.  We work hard to provide an accessible and inclusive working environment which enables our staff and volunteers to thrive.

Roles at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) can range from delivering education sessions in schools as part of the Violence Reduction Unit to supporting the Commissioner’s drive to provide support services to victims of crime.  The OPCC is a rewarding place to work: no two days are ever the same but we can always guarantee a great working environment.  We will work with you to ensure your transition to your new career is as smooth as possible and we will support you every step of the way.

All job opportunities within the OPCC are uploaded to this page.

If you have any questions, drop us an email to enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk and we’ll happily answer any questions you have or provide further information.We also have a number of volunteering roles, from checking on the welfare of police dogs to being a member of one of our scrutiny groups – you can find out more about volunteering opportunities here.


Current opportunities:

VICTIMS CHAMPION

Location: Victory House, Balliol Business Park or any accommodation as directed by the PCC
Accountability: To the Director of Commissioning and Policy
Car user status: Casual
Salary: Grade J £41,040 – £44,928 – this post is advertised as a permanent appointment

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is committed to supporting victims of crime, making sure the voice of victims in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear are heard and acted upon, to transform the criminal justice system and experience of victims for the better.

Role Summary

The Victims Champion will be based in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will be part of a team responsible for developing and implementing a transformational work programme to improve the lives of communities in Northumbria.

The post holder’s primary focus will be to understand and champion the rights and needs of victims of crime, support the newly formed Victim and Witness Service Improvement Board, develop innovative victims commissioning approaches and projects.

The champion will need a good understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and will work in partnership with a wide range of criminal justice partners collaborating to achieve common goals and transformational change around the approach to support for victims of crime.

Excellent interpersonal and networking skills together with a willingness to work as part of a team are vital for this role.

Key roles of this post:

  • Transform the victim of crime experience by connecting with victims, experts and service users to understand the impact of our commissioning and system issues.
  • Convene key partners across a wide range of victims issues to seek opportunities for continuous improvement and smarter commissioning.
  • Support the Director of Commissioning and Policy to commission services that support victims of crime to better cope with aspects of everyday life, ensuring value for money and improved outcomes.
  • Lead the development of the OPCC Victim and Witness Service Improvement Board, ensuring key issues are understood and action taken to improve the support system for victims of crime.
  • Working with the Director of Commissioning and Policy to develop and manage innovative projects, including the development of bids, service design and stakeholder engagement.
  • Establish, implement, and review victim pathways with a view to ensuring continuous improvement and achieving the best outcome for victims.
  • Ensure that the Public sector Equality Duty is embedded in all aspects of the Victim Champion work programme to tackle inequalities in service provision for victims of crime.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic change to achieve the Police and Crime Plan vision, through horizon scanning national, local and legislative developments, identifying and sharing best practice and turning policy into practice around victim issues.
  • Develop networks and strong relationships with criminal justice partners, including voluntary and statutory partners, collaborating where appropriate in response to local need.
  • Assist the PCC to hold the Chief Constable to account in respect of victims, working with experts and those with lived experience to influence policing and to drive service improvement.
  • Carry out other duties as compatible with the role.

 Required knowledge, skills and abilities

 Must hold a relevant degree or have substantial experience of working in a criminal justice multi-agency context

  • Up to date knowledge and/or experience of the Victims Code of Practice.
  • A successful track record of leading transformational system change.
  • Experience of working with partners from other agencies to improve the experience of victims.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to engage a wide range of audiences including elected members and partner organisations, with experience of leading inclusive meetings.
  • Ability to work well individually and also as part of a team, which includes taking direction from your line manager with an ability to prioritise competing demands.
  • Ability to conduct sound research and analysis using the information to devise and implement effective strategies and summarising the findings to produce information for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Understanding of policing issues, especially those referred to in the Police & Crime Plan for Northumbria.
  • Understanding of the governance and scrutiny role of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Willingness to attend events and to work outside of usual office hours where necessary with appropriate time off in lieu.

This is a politically restricted post and will be subject to Police Vetting

Please note – the closing date for applications is 10th June 2022 and interviews will take place on 20th June 2022.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY


PROGRAMME SUPPORT (COMMUNITIES)

Location: Victory House, Balliol Business Park or any accommodation as directed by the PCC
Accountability: To the Commissioning and Policy Manager
Car user status: Casual
Salary: Grade E £23,766 – £26,016  – this post is advertised as a permanent appointment

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria is committed to fighting crime, preventing crime and improving lives, making sure communities in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear are part of the solution.

Role Summary

We are looking to appoint an experienced Programme Support who will be responsible for providing administrative assistance across a range of commissioning and project work.  The Programme Support role will be based in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will be part of a commissioning and policy team responsible for improving the lives of communities in Northumbria.

The key objective of the post is to provide an effective and efficient administrative and operational support function, supporting the office in the delivery of the PCCs priorities.  Excellent interpersonal and networking skills together with a willingness to work as part of a team are vital for this role.

Key roles of this post

General, commissioning and project administration

  • Develop administrative systems to meet specific local requirements.
  • Organise meetings and events with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Individually and as part of the team provide general project support; preparing paperwork for project meetings, taking notes/minutes, and maintaining effective records of decisions made and actions required, supporting the development and regular updating of project plans.
  • Responsible for the processing of funded grant claims, ensuring that funding regulations are complied with and contribute to budget and project planning processes, monitoring progress against plans throughout the year with a view to achieving set business objectives.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain management information systems that support the aims of the project, service, and the organisation.
  • Collect, prepare, and analyse evidence from a range of sources to complete service review templates and update contract and performance schedules.

 Policy, research and advice

  • Undertake research and horizon scanning to support the work of the Commissioning and Policy Team and development of projects.
  • Prepare briefing notes and reports on a wide range of issues relevant to the post holders areas of responsibility.
  • Support the preparation of responses to correspondence (from the public and other organisations) and freedom of information requests on relevant subject areas.

 Other

  • Undertake specific project and policy work as instructed by the Commissioning and Policy Manager or Director of Commissioning and Policy;
  • Undertake any other work as directed by the Director of Commissioning and Policy, commensurate with the scale of the post.

 Required knowledge, skills and abilities

English Language GCSE Grade A to C or equivalent, Maths GCSE Grade A to C or equivalent, Excellent IT/Key Board Skills, able to demonstrate good understanding of Microsoft Office programmes.

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Able to function as part of a team as well as work on own initiative.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and work efficiently.
  • Able to communicate well both verbally and written.
  • Enthusiastic, adaptable and flexible.
  • Willingness to gain knowledge and develop professionally.
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements.
  • Able to carry out the duties of the role with reasonable adjustments where required.

This is a politically restricted post and will be subject to Police Vetting

Please note – the closing date for applications is 10th June 2022 and interviews will take place on 17th June 2022.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO APPLY