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Policy, Partnerships and Commissioning Support Officer

Job Description

Are you seeking an opportunity to contribute to the efficient functioning of public services? Service Care Solutions invites applications for the role of Administrative Support Officer in the Avon and Somerset Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC). This temporary position entails providing essential administrative support for a variety of commissioning, policy, and partnership activities within the Policy, Partnerships, and Commissioning Directorate. If you are detail-oriented, organised, and ready to make a difference in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply!

Main Purpose of the Role:

The Administrative Support Officer will play a pivotal role in providing administrative support for a range of commissioning, policy, and partnership activities undertaken to support the Policy, Partnerships, and Commissioning Directorate. The successful candidate will also provide support to the substantive post holder for a transitionary period.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Organise meetings and events with both internal staff and partners, ensuring effective coordination and preparation of necessary paperwork.
  • Take comprehensive notes/minutes during meetings and maintain accurate records of decisions made and actions required.
  • Provide coordination support for the Policy, Partnerships, and Commissioning Team, including the development and regular updating of project plans as required.
  • Undertake research to facilitate the work of the Policy, Partnerships, and Commissioning Team.
  • Prepare briefing notes and reports on behalf of the Policy, Partnerships, and Commissioning Team for the Senior Leadership Team, PCC, and partners.
  • Support the preparation of responses to correspondence (from the public and other organisations) on relevant subject areas.
  • Undertake specific commissioning and policy work as instructed by the Senior Commissioning and Policy Manager.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues to develop and maintain efficient processes, including record keeping and filing systems.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OPCC values, equality, and diversity through actions and activities.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably commensurate with the role.

Person Specification:

The OPCC is looking for a person who can evidence that they have the following competencies:

  1. Experience and/or knowledge within a local authority, policing, or relevant public/voluntary sector organisation (Desirable).
  2. Previous experience of working in a commissioning and/or policy role with well-developed research and evaluation skills (Essential).
  3. Experience of providing support for meetings and events (Essential).
  4. Ability to manage a large and diverse portfolio of work with competing deadlines and flexibility to respond to changing priorities (Essential).
  5. Ability to analyse and present information in a range of formats (Essential).
  6. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with an understanding of confidentiality and information governance (Essential).
  7. Strong ICT skills and competent to use a range of IT packages including word processing and spreadsheets (Essential).
  8. Proven ability to handle stakeholder interface effectively and professionally in a way that establishes confidence, credibility, and trust (Essential).
  9. Strong detail-oriented, organisational, and planning skills (Essential).
  10. Ability to identify risks and make suggestions around how to mitigate and manage them (Essential).

If you would be interested in applying please send your CV to or call 01772 208962 for more information!