Policy and Srutiny Officer
Location – Harrogate – Granby Road
Salary – £21,999 – £29,307
Part/Full Time – Full Time
Type of Contract – Permanent
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is a dynamic, vibrant office providing support to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in ensuring the public of North Yorkshire receive the best possible service. The NYOPCC is also at the forefront of many national reform programmes within policing and community safety.
We currently have vacancies within the OPCC for three Policy and Scrutiny Officers. The post holders will be responsible for supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner in researching, developing, implementing and maintaining comprehensive policy in line with public, national and local priorities. The post holders will also support the Commissioner in scrutinising the work and performance of North Yorkshire Police against the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan. This includes providing professional, proactive and effective support in responding to community concerns.
The main responsibilities of the role include:
- Analysing and impact assessing research findings on policing, community safety issues and victims services.
- Contributing to an analytical and support service that enables the Commissioner to deliver on their key strategic objectives, working closely with NYP as appropriate.
- Proactively seeking new sources of quality information and new ideas, including assessing best practice within policing, community safety and other providers as appropriate.
The ideal candidates will hold a degree with substantial research methods and will have experience of carrying out a range of research projects using a qualitative and quantitative approach ideally from design to dissemination. You will be a highly organised individual with a finely attuned attention to detail with the ability to deal with complex matters confidently and accurately. You will have proven analytical experience including the production and interpretation of statistics and performance data within a large organisation, the public sector or an organisation comparable to the OPCC.
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The closing date for applications is Thursday 29th June 2017 at 9:00am.
Interviews are expected to take place W/C 10th July 2017
Chair and or Members of Joint Independent Audit Committee
Do you want to help make policing better in North Yorkshire?
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Police is looking for five articulate, experienced professionals to help govern both organisations by taking up between two and four-year terms on the Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC).
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be able to join a dynamic team, and support the Commissioner and Chief Constable in discharging their statutory responsibilities.
One position is available as Chair, who will commit to approximately 12-16 full days per year and receive £1,500.
Another four Committee Members are required to each attend four meetings a year, these are voluntary unpaid roles, but reasonable expenses incurred as a result of carrying out the role will be reimbursed.
Independent members will proactively support the Commissioner and Chief Constable in ensuring the right governance and control mechanisms are in place to support a well-run police service.
As an independent member, you should have a financial, accountancy, risk-management or audit background and have experience in corporate governance, ideally in the public sector. The JIAC is specifically looking for people with skills in the following areas:
- Risk management
- Treasury management
- Audit governance
The JIAC reviews and scrutinises the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, internal audit and control, and corporate governance arrangements of both organisations, as well as reviewing financial management and reporting.
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire said, “The Joint Independent Audit Committee is a central part of our governance process. But rather than being a dry committee talking numbers and complex management speak, this committee is a living, breathing group of people who proactively help shape how we do business in North Yorkshire.
“If you are interested in this type of work I would encourage you to come forward and apply for role, and help make policing in North Yorkshire even better.”
Applicants must be over the age of 18, live or work in North Yorkshire and be able to attend meetings at the Commissioner’s office in Harrogate or Police Headquarters (Newby Wiske and subsequently Northallerton) during the working day.
If you wish to apply to join the JIAC, please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for this position no later than 9 July.
The Chair will be appointed first so those applying to be Members will be contacted following this appointment.
To read minutes from previous meetings of the JIAC and gain an understanding of what the role entails, please visit the Joint Independent Audit Committee pages of our website.
Independent Custody Visitors
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors, a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit reports on their visits.
Independent custody visiting is a vital element of the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in ensuring that the police service is open and accountable to the people it serves. The scheme works to Home Office guidelines.
Julia Mulligan said, “Independent Custody Visitors are an important part of holding policing to account locally. If you are interested in helping your community and want to volunteer, please consider this unique role.”
The Commissioner is currently recruiting volunteers for the Scarborough, Harrogate and York areas.
Read the latest press release: Volunteers needed to check on the welfare of police custody detainees – only the compassionate need apply
Find out more about this role and how to apply
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