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Policy Manager

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Birmingham, West Midlands
£52,389 - £55,803
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Job Type
Management, Policy
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours

R0186 Policy Manager


Grade: 9 - £52,389 - £55,803


Directly responsible to: Head of Policy


Location:  Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House,

Birmingham City Centre


Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 26th April 2024


Interviews to take place in person: Wednesday 8th May 2024



This is a politically restricted post



Do you have significant experience of working in a policy role and managing staff in a complex political environment?  Are you able to effectively manage a diverse workload with multiple workstreams? Are you effective at partnership working with statutory, voluntary and community sectors?


This is an opportunity for an innovative, adaptable and dynamic individual with experience in the field of managing people, policy, research, commissioning and programme development. Working in relation to the second largest police force in England you will be influencing national, regional and local policy working with colleagues across a wide range of organisations from Government departments to local grass roots organisations and everything in between.


You will be required to work closely with the Head of Policy to both write and ensure effective delivery of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, you should have excellent experience of working in collaboration to influence and develop and/or commission effective and innovative projects.  You will be working across a range of multi-disciplinary organisations, working with local partners to develop and implement force-wide priorities and associated strategies. Coupled with this you will manage a team of policy practitioners who lead on key elements of the West Midlands Police and Crime Plan which relate to policing and crime prevention policy.


You will need to manage a complex portfolio of work, leading the development and delivery of associated strategies and action plans.    We are therefore seeking someone with previous experience of operating at a management level in a complex organisation. 


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




Our values




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 with IMPARTIALITY

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: 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 (




For more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner visit: Home - West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner (




For an informal confidential conversation about this post, please contact Simon Down by emailing:   




The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26th April 2024.  Interviews to take place in person on Wednesday 8th May 2024.




To download an application form please visit: or telephone 0121 626 6060.




Please note CV’s will not be accepted


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