As of November 2023, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire (OPCC) comprises a total of 17 staff (including the Deputy Commissioner), with a mix of 16 full-time and one part-time position. One position is currently vacant and being recruited to. There are 12 female members of staff, four male members of staff. No members of staff are from an ethnic minority. The number of staff with disabilities is not centrally recorded.
Other staffing arrangements
The Warwickshire Local Criminal Justice Board funds the Policy and Partnerships Officer for Criminal Justice within the OPCC.
The Commissioner also jointly funds with his counterparts across the West Midlands region four additional members of staff who work on the governance and oversight of policing matters which affect the region. They spend a proportion of their week working on behalf of each commissioner (Warwickshire, West Mercia, Staffordshire and West Midlands) but are not directly employed by the Warwickshire OPCC.
- Ian McGibbon is the Regional Policy Manager and leads on the Regional Organised Crime Unit, criminality in prisons and strategic policing operations, including air support.
- Georgie Bateman leads on counter terrorism, regional roads policing, regional criminal justice, disproportionality and the Emergency Services Mobile Communications programme.
- Jody Clark is the regional drugs strategic coordinator.
A number of support services provided under the direction and control of the Chief Constable are made available to the Commissioner when required. Such sharing of business support is a co-operative arrangement for the effective delivery of business support essential to the operation of both offices. A Memorandum of Understanding sets out these services.
The OPCC also provides funding to Warwickshire County Council which employs and line manages staff in the Community Safety Team, who carry out work in accordance with the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan. Similarly, Stratford-on-Avon District Council receives funding to employ a Rural Crime Co-ordinator post for the south of the county (currently job-shared by two employees). Funding is also provided to Warwickshire County Council for analyst capability to support the work of Community Safety Partnerships.
Police and Crime Commissioner
The salary of the Police and Crime Commissioner is set by the Home Secretary, following advice from the Senior Salaries Review Board (SSRB). In 2011, the SSRB made recommendations, accepted by the government, that the pay of PCCs should be between £65,000 and £100,000 and be broadly linked to the size and complexity of the respective police force. In 2018, the Government announced that PCCs in all but the upper tiers of pay would receive a two percent increase. In 2022 the government decided to award to Commissioners the same £1,900 pay increase that applies to all ranks of police officers, with effect from 1 May 2022.
As Warwickshire is among the smallest police forces in England and Wales, this means that the Commissioner’s salary is set at £68,200 per annum.
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner works part time, three days per week. Her salary is £34,735 per annum.
All staff salaries are determined using the Warwickshire Police police staff pay grading, including that of the senior staff members, who are paid as follows:
- Polly Reed: Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – £75,937 per annum
- Sara Ansell: Chief Finance Officer – £77,567 per annum
In total, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has job roles at the following salary bandings (as of 1 September 2023):
|Staff Grade||Salary Range (p/a)||Number of staff|
|C||£24, 921 – £27,351||1|
|D||£27,789 – £29,874||1|
|F||£36,996 – £39,036||1|
|G||£40,005 – £45,546||6|
|H||£46,674 – £52,389||2|
|J||£58, 191 – £64,644||1|
|L||£74,940 – £81,750||2|
We also have one member of staff employed on an internship who is paid the Foundation Living Wage. Not all staff are employed full time and therefore actual salaries paid will be pro-rata in some cases. Salaries reflect the role profiles – not all positions may currently be filled. Data correct as of September 2023.
This is the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary of the whole workforce. This has been calculated on actual salaries and includes the senior employee salary.
The pay multiple (sometimes also described as the pay ratio) for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire is 1.79. The pay multiple reflects the staff structure in December 2022.
Gender pay gap
The OPCC is not required to calculate or publish a gender pay gap report as it has fewer than 250 employees.