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Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

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

Hours:  3 days per week, subject to negotiation

Salary: £31,824 per annum (FTE £53,040)


Are you interested in making a difference to communities in Warwickshire and helping to shape policing and community safety across the county? Passionate about listening to and working on behalf of residents? We have an exciting opportunity to support Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe as his Deputy.

The role of the Deputy will be varied and will be subject to the skills and background of the successful candidate but at its heart will involve representing the Commissioner and his office across a range of different activities, including engagement with local people, the force and partners to help build and strengthen confidence in policing.

Other activities could include:

  • Support the Commissioner to drive forward the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire, incorporating manifesto commitments.
  • Provide support to the holding to account process, through attending meetings with force personnel, deputising for the Commissioner in his absence and supporting the OPCC’s programme of assurance activities.
  • Support the Commissioner’s consultation and engagement activities.
  • Attend Police and Crime Panel meetings with the Commissioner.
  • Support partnership working on behalf of the Commissioner.
  • Leading or managing specific policy areas, projects or topics of interest, in accordance with skills and experience.

The successful candidate will be experienced in working at a strategic level, with some knowledge of policing and governance.

They must also live in Warwickshire and be able to travel extensively around the county, with flexibility in their schedule to allow for occasional weekend and evening engagements.

Information about applying

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  This post is a political appointment and, as such, candidates are expected to share the vision and value of the Commissioner.

If you are interested in learning more about the role, please contact OPCC Chief Executive Polly Reed on polly.reed@warwickshire.police.uk or on 01925 733523 to arrange a conversation with the Commissioner.

To apply for the role, please send your current CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role by email to Polly Reed.

The appointment will be subject to a confirmation hearing by the Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel – the successful candidate will be required to attend.

Please ensure you meet the eligibility and disqualification criteria before applying for the position.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 March 2022.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place week commencing 14 March 2022, with a view to appointing a candidate to start in April 2022.

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