Policy Officer (Victims)
Policy Officer (Victims)
Grade: Band D £27,795 - £38,925
Directly responsible to: Policy Manager
Directly responsible for: Policy Assistant (Victims)
Location: Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House, Birmingham City Centre
Closing Date: 14th January at 5pm
This is a politically restricted post
This is an opportunity for a smart individual with experience in the field of policy and research in respect of victims of crime, to ensure the Commissioner meets his statutory duties in respect of victims of crime. You should have excellent experience of working with victims of crime and internal and external stakeholders.
You need to be able to work as part of a team delivering the West Midlands Police and Crime Plan as well as on your own initiative, be able to undertake research, support & develop projects and initiatives which may cover a range of issues, and produce high quality briefings and reports which will contribute to the delivery of the Commissioner’s key priorities. You will need to demonstrate creative thinking, initiative and strategic awareness in the way you analyse issues and problem solve.
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.
- Research and analyse legislation, policy proposals and other topical material pertinent to the Commissioner’s responsibilities in respect of victims of crime
- Carry out policy scanning to ensure that Commissioner is aware of and responds to developments at local, regional and national level
- Liaison with the APCC, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, regional Commissioners other organisations in relation to victims issues
- To work with the VCSE sector to develop a victims strategy for the West Midlands
- Develop and deliver a Victims Commission to assess and direct services for victims across the West Midlands area
- To promote co-operation and co-ordination between the VCSE sector and ensure that the Victims Commission is representative of the West Midlands
- To develop a coordinated and consistent approach to victims ensuring that the VCSE sector is organised to respond to their needs and delivers improved services
- Develop and implement procedures to monitor the levels of victims satisfaction
- Develop and implement a consultation and engagement strategy with victims and victims support services to enable future service provision to meet the needs of victims, including the organisation and delivery of activities and events
- Develop and manage relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including agencies of the criminal justice system, in the interest of victims of crime
- Assist in the development of policy and position papers, particularly in those areas for which the post has responsibility
- Develop and implement procedures for the allocation and monitoring of funding for victims services
- To develop an up to date online victims services directory for the West Midlands working with the VCSE sector and existing online resources