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Job title:                                     Intern

Grade:                                        Grade 2

Directly responsible to:             Policy Manager  

Directly responsible for:            N/A

Location:                                    Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Tuesday 12th August 2022, interviews will take place in person on Friday 22nd August 2022.

Job Purpose:

To provide support and capacity to the Policy and Commissioning Team in respect of policy work deriving from the Police and Crime Plan.

This is a politically restricted post.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Provide support to the Policy and Commissioning Team in respect of policy work being undertaken.  Support the team to develop policy ideas, initiatives and translate policy into action by carrying out specified tasksProvide general clerical and administration support to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to include photocopying, filing of records, sending emails and administration of post and mailEngage with partners, respond to telephone and face to face enquiries and provide excellent customer serviceMaintain and operate efficient and effective record keeping and filing systems ensuring they are updated and stored appropriatelyProduce and maintain a wide range of documents, databases, presentations, spreadsheets etc.Arrange and service meetings, including minute and note takingSupport the organisation of events for the OPCC including booking venues and providing reception services etc. 
Other responsibilities:
Provide excellent customer serviceForge and maintain effective working relationships with all colleagues in the OPCC and other organisations locally, regionally and nationallyAttend events and forums at which the Commissioner or his team requires support/representationTake personal responsibility for personal and professional development and maximise own resources in a way with reflects the values of the OPCCWork closely with the other colleagues to improve operational practices and effectiveness Ensure compliance with all OPCC policies, procedures and practicesUndertake projects/activities as required working across a range of functions within the OPCCPromote diversity and racial equality, ensuring that all activities and matters have proper regard for equality and diversity issuesUndertake additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post

Person Specification

FACTORSESSENTIALDESIRABLEHOW IDENTIFIED
QualificationsDegree or equivalent or experiential learningPost Graduate/Management qualificationProject management training/qualification (e.g. PRINCE or similar)Application form
Knowledge and skillsKnowledge of current issues facing the public sector and policing in particular, Ability to construct coherent arguments and articulate ideas clearly to a range of audiences, formally and informally using a variety of techniquesAbility to prioritise and manage workloads and competing priorities and meet deadlinesExcellent communication and presentation skillsExcellent writing skillsAbility to utilise a full range of standard office IT software/packages  Knowledge of relevant legislation in particular the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011Understand structures and functions of Police and Crime Commissioners  Application form Interview Test
Personal QualitiesProactive ‘self-starter’Ability to seek out innovation and creative solutionsAbility to work on own initiative Ability to work as part of a team to achieve objectivesPolitical sensitivity and astutenessPromote diversity and racial equalityCommitment to continuous professional development Interview  

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