R0165 Policy Assistant
Grade: 5 £27,690 – £31,434
Directly responsible to: Policy Officer/ Manager
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Location: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in West Midlands
Closing Date: 12pm noon, 23rd June 2023. Interviews to take place in person on Wednesday 5th July 2023.
This is a politically restricted post
Please note CV’s will not be accepted.
Do you have a strong interest in policing, policy and social justice? Are you organised with strong administrative skills? Do you want to make a difference?
The Policy Assistant will provide important support to the Police and Crime Commissioner, through funding from the Home Office. You will support the development and delivery of effective domestic abuse perpetrator interventions and support the Victim’s Policy area including direction from the Victim’s Commissioner.
You will facilitate operational delivery alongside the domestic abuse leads and key national partners. You will support the development and priorities of perpetrator interventions locally, against the government’s national strategy and the commitments within the police and crime plan. Providing a great opportunity for legacy and sustainability of pilots which have evidence of impact.
You will have excellent organisational skills to support and coordinate our domestic abuse agenda. You will need to have the skills and confidence to brief the Commissioner and other senior colleagues, and help to develop policy to deliver real improvements for those affected by domestic abuse.
You will have strong communication skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels. You will also need energy, motivation, commitment and enthusiasm to maintain partner relationships.
The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and the Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes 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.
Why work for us?
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to the reduction and prevention of crime, so by joining us you’ll be actively contributing to improving the West Midlands region. You will get to work alongside great people who are passionate about driving improvement and change! In return for your valued contribution we provide an impressive employee benefits package:
- Diverse, Inclusive and supportive organisation
- Flexible working
- Hybrid working from home policy
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Learning & Development opportunities
- Access to an employee benefits package
- Committed to being an anti-racist and trauma informed organisation
Click here to learn more: Working for us
It is important to us that every employee is committed to and share our organisational values:
We behave with INTEGRITY and HONESTY in all we do. We work OBJECTIVELY and IMPARTIALLY
to support the Police and Crime Commissioner and each other to achieve the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan.
We support each other by driving INCLUSIVITY within our interaction with each other and the public.
Don’t meet all parts of the Job Description?
At the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that reflects the communities of the West Midlands. Studies show that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they believe they do not meet each item of the criteria. So, if you are passionate about this role we encourage you to still apply. You may be exactly who we are looking for.
Please note we do not accept CV’s. To download an application form please visit: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/your-commissioner/working-for-the-police-and-crime-commissioner or telephone 0121 626 6060.
Recruitment is completed in line with safe recruitment practices. You can find our Safeguarding policy here: Safeguarding-policy-November-21.pdf (westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk).
For more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner visit: Home – West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner (westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk).
For an informal confidential conversation about this post, please contact Harj Chakira by emailing: [email protected].
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 23rd June 2023. Interviews to take place in person on Wednesday 5th July 2023.
To download an application form please visit: www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/your-commissioner/working-for-the-police-and-crime-commissioner or telephone 0121 626 6060.
Please note CV’s will not be accepted.