Policy and Research Officer - Criminal Justice

3 Northgate Street Warwick CV34 4SP
£32,778 - £37,563
12 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
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The Role

To lead on the following policy areas:-

  • Criminal Justice lead. Monitor progress against the Warwickshire Justice Strategic Board 3 year strategy and the annual delivery plan assisted by the Chief Executive. Attend and represent the office at the Local Criminal Justice Board, Criminal Justice Improvement Group and other fora connected with the efficient and effective delivery of criminal justice.  Work closely with the Local Criminal Justice Board Manager to ensure joined up services delivered across the County.
  • Transforming Rehabilitation agenda. Monitor the effectiveness of the National Probation Service and the Community Rehabilitation Company and work with partners to ensure a joined up approach to delivery for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Restorative Justice lead. Monitor the performance of the alliance wide service and work with partners and Victim Support to ensure the effective use of RJ across the area.
  • Integrated Offender Management, attend and contribute to the strategic direction of the group with a particular focus on reducing reoffending and focusing on deterring youth crime.
  • Independent Custody Visitor scheme. Management of the volunteers and liaison with the police to ensure standards in custody remain high.
  • ASB lead. Monitor the use of community remedies and attend the Out of Court Scrutiny panel.
  • Monitor activity against the Criminal Justice elements of the OPCC delivery plan.
  • Attend the drug and alcohol management group and monitor performance of drug /alcohol interventions used in a criminal justice setting.
  • Represent the PCC on request at the Youth Justice Chief Officers’ Board.
  • Represent the office at the North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership.
  • Monitor a number of grant funded projects, receive and analyse quarterly reported data and update the delivery plan to reflect progress.
  • Develop and update a performance / activity framework for each area of the Police and Crime Plan that the role has responsibility for. This will then form part of the overall OPCC delivery plan. 

Key Requirements

  •  The ability to work proactively, on own initiative, with minimal supervision and to manage workload effectively and within agreed deadlines.
  • The ability to represent the PCC at meetings and speak on his behalf.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working in a political environment and communicating in politically sensitive areas, having regard to confidentiality.
  • The ability to carry out research and analysis to produce letters, concise briefings, presentations and reports.
  • Good ICT skills and administrative skills.
  • Flexibility in working hours.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification/experience. 

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

Previous applicants need not apply

 Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after shortlisting and are asked to ensure they are available on the date of the interview which will take place on Thursday 9th November at Leek Wootton, Police HQ.

Further details of the selection process and programme will be provided to all shortlisted candidates.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory references, positive vetting and medical checks.

Application Forms can be found on our website: www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk

If you require a paper version please contact the OPCC office on 01926 412322

Applications to be submitted on the application form only.   Please note CVs will not be taken into consideration and therefore should not be submitted.

Completed application forms to be returned no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 31st October 2017 to:-

Neil Hewison

Chief Executive

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

3 Northgate Street


CV34 4SP

Alternatively you can email it to:-  OPCC@warwickshire.gov.uk

Forms received after that time will not be considered

Please be aware this role is with Warwickshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and not Warwickshire County Council.

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