Strategic Analyst - Partnerships (Secondment/Fixed Term Contract based in Oxfordshire or Berkshire)

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
Berkshire, Oxfordshire
TVP Broad Band 4I
Band 4I, circa £39,451 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract

One 12 month Fixed Term Contract/Secondment, supporting Berkshire and One 12 month  Fixed Term Contract/Secondment supporting Oxfordshire. Both roles will be “hybrid workers” based at HQ South, Kidlington and from home with requirements to travel to the county supported regularly.

Two rarely available opportunities have arisen to join the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Thames Valley.

Thames Valley Police is the largest non-metropolitan Force in England and Wales, covering the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire and serving a population of in excess of 2 million. 

Being evidenced-informed in our decisions and use of resources is central to all we do and analyst skills are highly valued and rewarded.  In this role you will work in a team of analysts but primarily support one county, enabling you to develop strong networks and knowledge of the local data and partners.  The team environment is inclusive, open, friendly and supportive and your willingness to learn and reduce crime will reap continual rewards.  The OPCC is an exciting and forward-thinking working place with an excellent reputation across our partners.

You will be fully supported to develop and produce strategic analytical products, including annual Strategic Assessments.   The tasks involve analysis of internal and external strategic factors, environmental scanning, demand and capability and capacity assessments. Through analysis you will identify areas of threat, harm and risk to inform the development of local strategies. You will incorporate innovative approaches into your analysis and will deliver your products to tight deadlines.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent with the ability to think strategically and work across professional boundaries in a multi-disciplined and complex environment. Knowledge and experience in the production of strategic analysis with the ability to problem solve and analyse large quantities of data is essential.  You will have the ability to develop strategic insight to influence key stakeholders across the organisation and effectively deliver strategic analysis to inform decision-making and the setting of organisational priorities. You will be proactive and work efficiently with minimum supervision.

Excellent communication skills are required with the ability to adapt to all levels of the organisation and ability to communicate complex or specialist information to a non-specialist audience, facilitate workshops and deliver presentations. You will work with customers across multiple partnership groups.  You will be self- motivated and able to use your initiative and proactively develop your professional skills, ensuring knowledge, techniques and skills are kept up to date.  Excellent literacy, numeric and research skills are required for this role together with experience of using office software to a high standard.

If you are a permanent member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. Important: All secondments are assumed supported and that your line manager and Head of Department/Commander or Deputy are aware of your intention to apply. If the secondment is not supported then a strong business rationale must be sent to quoting the reference number for the role. 

Please note: Shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role for the duration of the secondment. 

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link. 

If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference 19242. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 9 October 2022.

Interviews will be held on 24th October and will be in person.

Thames Valley Police is a local organisation. Our legitimacy and connection to our communities benefits from a workforce employed mainly from the Thames Valley and surrounding areas. We value the unique and vital importance of face-to-face working, while acknowledging the benefits of appropriate remote working, to productivity, diversity, wellbeing and the environment. In every decision about working practices, public service and performance will always be the uppermost considerations.

To ensure fairness, the entitlement to remote working for our people will be agreed on a role-by-role basis. The feasibility of this may vary by function, team and department according to the nature of the work, the impact on public service and the relevant employment market. We value the diversity of our workforce and individual need will be appropriately considered.

We expect staff and officers in all roles to have some regular face-to-face contact with each other, including working from the workplace. Many operational roles will continue to require full-time working from our estate and in the field. There will remain an expectation for individuals to attend the workplace as required for their role and as determined by their line manager and the organisation.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 3 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

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