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Strategy Commissioning Officer (Police)

  • Job reference: RG/257
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Strategy Commissioning Officer to work within a Force in Penrith, Cumbria.

The role will have a focus on Commissioning services for victims of crime in particular victims of domestic and sexual abuse and will require excellent project management skills and the ability to work collaboratively with public sectors and third sector partners.

The post holder will be responsible for:
-Leading the development and implementation of researched and evidenced based policy and
strategy in respect of commissioning, community safety, victim services, criminal justice and other areas of priority to ensure the effective delivery of the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan.
-Providing professional advice in respect of policy and strategy proposals from the Constabulary and leading on securing changes, if required, ensuring proposals support wider policy and are consistent with the Commissioner's strategic direction.
-Leading the development and implementation of effective outcome and performance frameworks
for services and arrangements in respect of policing, criminal justice, community safety, victims and other areas of priority within the Police and Crime Plan. Negotiating and driving implementation of improvement plans.
-Delivering effective partnership working to secure change and collaborative commissioning and delivery of services to address the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan, particularly in respect of victim services, community safety, criminal justice and Community Safety Partnerships, working with members of the Police and Crime Panel to provide information on policy and briefings to demonstrate performance and outcomes.
-Leading on the strategic, operational and day to day delivery of commissioned services, including negotiation and management of multiple contracts/funding and grant agreements on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Person Specification:
-Substantial experience of working effectively in partnership with a range of public, private and third sector partners within the context of collaboration and/or commissioning.
-The ability to negotiate/influence at a senior level and make decisions in a complex environment, both internally and externally.
-Experience of leading major strategic pieces of work that have delivered outcomes in support of organisational objectives.
-Excellent analytical skills with substantial experience of analysing and interpreting performance management data and other statistical information and developing performance monitoring systems.
-Experience of policy development & drafting and implementation.
-Significant experience of working in the public sector in a political environment, demonstrating the ability to strategically assess the political implications of key decisions and work with tact and discretion.
-Knowledge of the responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner with ability to develop and implement performance frameworks that enable the Commissioner to hold the Chief Constable to account.
-A proven ability to organise and present complex information succinctly and accessibly to range of audiences, verbally and in writing.
-Emotionally intelligent with good interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy; demonstrable influencing/negotiation skills.


Please note, as this is a role with the Police, the successful candidate will be subject to vetting, therefore will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 5 years.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please ring 01772 208962 and ask to speak to Becci Grime.