Working at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner brings plenty of opportunity to make a difference in keeping people safe in Warwickshire. Although the organisation is small there are a variety of roles, and the work is challenging and interesting. Currently based in Warwick Town Centre, a team of staff support the Commissioner to deliver against the Police and Crime Plan and other statutory responsibilities. The team is professional and friendly, and each role has the opportunity to interact with members of the public, partners or Warwickshire Police personnel.
By joining us you’ll be actively contributing to work to reduce crime, support victims and make communities safer. You will get to work alongside great people who are passionate about making a real difference for local communities. In return for your valued contribution we provide an impressive employee benefits package, including:
- Diverse, inclusive and supportive organisation
- Flexible working – to suit you and the needs of the organisation
- Hybrid working arrangements – we expect all staff to be present in the office for part of the week, but there is flexibility to also work remotely.
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Learning & Development opportunities
- Local Government Pension
We foster an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
How to apply
For all of our roles please apply by downloading and completing this application form and the associated equal opportunities form. Once completed please email it to us at email@example.com. For enquiries about a specific role please contact this same email address and a team member will be in touch.
Don’t meet all parts of the job description?
We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace which reflects the communities of Warwickshire. Studies show that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they believe they do not meet each item of the criteria. So, if you are passionate about a role, we encourage you to still apply – you may be exactly who we are looking for.
Current vacancies at the OPCC
Strategic Estates and Asset Manager
Grade K – £66,018 – 73,371
Do you have expertise in strategically leading the development of an operational estate? Do you subscribe to public sector values? Do you want to support the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that Warwickshire Police has an estate to enable them to deliver services to protect the people of the county and keep them safe?
Responsible for developing an estates strategy, you will need to engage with the force and with partners to ensure that the Police and Crime Commissioner’s assets are used to support the development of policing and public services in the county. You will have strategic oversight of the estate and assets, ensuring value for money is achieved through effective stewardship. You will work to ensure that the public facing estate meets the needs of communities and the workforce, and delivers on value for money for communities.
About the Job
This Job Description provides more information about the role. The postholder will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the role and the organisation. For a discussion about the post please contact Polly Reed, Chief Executive at the OPCC email address above. Please submit applications to the same email address.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 13 December at 5pm. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in person on December 21, 2023.
Grade E – £30,783 – 35,982. Fixed Term Contract – 12 months. 28h a week negotiable.
We’re seeking a Volunteer Co-ordinator, to play a crucial role in supporting his mission to reduce crime, keep people safe and reduce harm. As part of our accomplished team, you’ll be at the forefront of managing our volunteer schemes, contributing to the planning, development and support of the office and its work. Your expertise will ensure effective oversight, recruitment, partnership collaboration and scheme outcomes.
To thrive in this role, you’ll need the right experience and skills. With your exceptional oral and written communication abilities, you’ll engage volunteers, and ensure the programmes are run professionally. Experience in managing volunteer schemes is essential and you should be driven, proactive and capable of working collaboratively, while also taking initiative.
This is an exciting opportunity in a dynamic environment in which the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner continues to evolve, presenting exciting possibilities for your professional growth.
About the job
This Job Description provides more information about the role. This role is part time, and there will be some evening and weekend work. The postholder will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the role and the organisation. For a discussion about the post please contact Claire Morris, Head of Business Services and Assurance at the OPCC email address above. Please submit applications to the same email address.
The closing date for applications is Monday 1 January 2024 at 5pm. Interviews will take place in person on 19 January 2024.
Current volunteering opportunities
We’re looking to recruit more new volunteers for our Independent Custody Visiting and Appropriate Adults schemes in Warwickshire.
Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are a well-established system of volunteers who attend police stations unannounced to check on the treatment of people detained in custody. They talk to the detainees and observe the conditions in which they are held and ensure that their rights and entitlements are being observed.
Appropriate Adults, meanwhile, support vulnerable adults in police custody. The detained person may be vulnerable because of neurodiversity, trauma, mental ill health, drugs/alcohol, or other reasons. An Appropriate Adult helps to make sure they understand what is happening and the process is fair, for example by sitting in the police interview with the detainee and asking the police to repeat questions or speak more plainly. The scheme ensures that vulnerable people can understand the criminal justice process, reducing the risk of unjust convictions.
Other ways to get involved
Warwickshire Police Cadets
Warwickshire Police Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people which has been operating in Leamington and Nuneaton since 2014. The aim of the scheme is to support Warwickshire Police’s strategy of engagement with young people throughout the force area.
It is aimed at young people who wish to be part of a two year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.
They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role playing and Outdoor events.
Citizens’ Academies enable people in our communities to develop an insight into policing and experience what their local policing teams do to protect them, their families, friends and colleagues from harm. This is delivered through a 10-week taught course delivered to 25 students aged 18 or over.
Academies are held several times of year in the north and south of the county.