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Head of Business Services and Assurance

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

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade J – £ 52,482 – £58,512 per annum

Are you keen to make a difference to communities in Warwickshire?  Are you good at bring people together and motivating them to succeed?  Do you have strong organisational skills and an interest in police governance?

We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the small but successful team that supports Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe.

The Head of Business Services and Assurance is a critical leadership role for the office, also acting as the Deputy Monitoring Officer and leading the office in the absence of the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer.

You will be responsible for heading a team carrying out governance, assurance and business support activity to assist the Commissioner in the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire. A key aspect of this work includes organising governance processes, including the design and delivery of the programme to hold Warwickshire Police to account.

You will ensure there are effective working relationships with our key partners, the Police and Crime Panel and other sector bodies such as Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services and the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

You will also be responsible for leading the production and review of the Police and Crime Plan, Annual Report, strategic delivery plans and other statutory documents and functions, with a strong focus on performance analysis to help drive forward delivery and improvement.

The role also ensures the safe and smooth running of the office, overseeing a high quality secretariat service, leading on the production of policies and procedures, while also ensuring there is a customer-focused approach to dealing with the public.

You’ll have good experience of managing business operations on a daily basis, a strong background in partnership working at a strategic and operational level, as well as the ability to manage complex projects and programmes.

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 December 8.  Shortlisting of applications will take place on December 9 with interviews taking place on December 13/14.

Documents for download

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