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Assurance and Scrutiny Officer

Based at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire (currently 3 Northgate Street, Warwick)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade G – £35,484 – £40,662 per annum

Are you looking for a rewarding role which helps ensure Warwickshire is a safer place? Have some experience in policy development and governance? Good at detail and passionate about public service?

We’re looking for an ambitious and motivated individual with scrutiny, research, strategic planning and performance management experience.

The Assurance and Scrutiny Officer works as part a small but successful team which assists Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, as he delivers his Police and Crime Plan for the county.

You will be responsible for supporting the Commissioner as he holds Warwickshire Police to account, scrutinising force activity and performance and producing reports and briefings to aid decision making.  This will include analysing performance information, understanding trends and providing a narrative to develop the Commissioner’s understanding of key issues, while providing advice on the setting of goals and targets.

You will also play a key role in communicating the work of the Commissioner to the public, through the production of the Police and Crime Plan, Annual Report, strategic delivery plans and other statutory documents.

Assisting the Commissioner in his role in the police complaints process as laid out in legislation, you will carry out Complaints Reviews, liaising with the force and complainants to ensure completion, address issues and ensuring a high-standard of customer service throughout.

You’ll demonstrate good knowledge of public sector organisations and the delivery of statutory functions and the legislation that sits behind them, as well as having strong experience of providing scrutiny and challenge to the activities of others with a view to improving the services offered.

How to apply

We are a diverse organisation and welcome applications from welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Polly Reed, Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, on 01926 733523.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please read the documents below and then download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.  CVs will not be accepted.

Send your completed forms by email to

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is midday on 21 March 2022.  Shortlisting of applications will take place that week, with interviews taking place the following week.

Documents for download

If you require these documents in a different format, please contact us on the email address above.

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