Policy Development Officer (Partnerships and Commissioning)

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Thames Valley
Band 4J, circa £40,067 per annum. Progression based on performance, plus benefits
Full Time


Location: Headquarters South, Kidlington, Thames Valley Police Headquarters

In this role you will have both a strategic and operational role in coordinating and helping to further develop specialist victim’s services, in line with the Victims Code of Practise (VCoP), the Police and Crime Commissioners Contract Management Strategy, and relevant national quality standards governing services for victims of crime. An important aspect of the role is management and on-going development of the PCC’s Specialist Counselling Service, ensuring the service delivered is of a high quality, meets the needs of victims, and is appropriately monitored. Prior counselling experience and qualifications would be an advantage. The successful candidate will also be involved in supporting the PCC’s objectives and approach to commissioning and delivering other specialist services, particularly services supporting victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

The successful candidate will have a high standard of education and be an independent and forward thinker. They must have a willingness to learn to use the OPCC’s case management system, relevant legislation, policies and procedures. A highly developed understanding of partnership working is essential as well as strong problem solving, communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to impact at all levels. The ability to work in a secure and confidential environment is required whilst recognising sensitive information and maintaining discretion and confidentiality at all times.

If you have any queries please contact Dr Shona Morrison (shona.morrison@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk).

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 15014.

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 21st October 2018.


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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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.