To lead across the strategic coordination of the Commissioner’s priorities and
responsibilities, ensuring vision, engagement, delivery and communication.
To exercise the statutorily defined duties of the Chief Executive of the Office of Police and
Crime Commissioner, as set out by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011:
including being the head of paid service; exercising the role of monitoring officer for the
OPCC; and ensuring an efficient and effective Office of the PCC.
To represent the PCC across executive, senior stakeholder and governmental relationships.
To secure effective and highly productive relationships with key partner agencies, including
local government and wider public services.
To cultivate with the senior staff of the Commission a highly innovative and effective
organisation, providing dynamic leadership
To lead on translating the vision of the PCC into reality, marshalling to maximum
effect the skills across the Commission to deliver on strategic goals;
To provide high-level strategic advice to the Commissioner;
To communicate at an executive level with senior stakeholders within and beyond the
County, forging high-level relationships, fostering strategic partnerships, influencing
key investment and policy decisions and enhancing the reputation and influence of
the OPCC. Ensure that the OPCC significantly contributes to national considerations
concerning policing and public safety;
To provide leadership for the OPCC, particularly across the senior staff, developing
their talent and passion to deliver together on the Commissioner’s priorities;
To appoint, manage, motivate and develop the staff of the OPCC, and to have
responsibility for advising the Commissioner on the Office structure and pay and
conditions of staff;
To work together with the Head of Operations and Resources to shape the strategic
planning of priorities and management of resources across the Commissioner’s
budget and programme, and in particular to drive at an executive/strategic level the
Commissioner’s portfolio for transformational change;
To exercise an overall leadership and responsibility for the corporate governance of
the OPCC as the statutory policing body, ensuring legal and ethical conduct of the
Commission’s staff and a values-based, transparent, fair and accountable delivery of
the functions of the OPCC;
In conjunction with the OPCC’s statutory s151 officer, oversee the financial planning,
budgetary, resourcing and asset management aspects of the OPCC;
In conjunction with the OPCC’s statutory s151 officer, ensure propriety in the conduct
of the Commissioner’s business, including making proper arrangements and
governance for contracts and tendering procedures;
To act as the statutory ‘monitoring officer’ for the OPCC;
To advise the Commissioner on their personnel responsibilities in respect of the
Chief Constable and, in particular, on their appointment, terms and conditions of
service, and matters relating to complaints and discipline;
To act as Assistant Commissioner, formally representing the PCC as required, and
assisting the PCC in their duties locally, regionally and nationally.
The job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies
a level of responsibility at which the post holder will be required to work. In the interests of
effective working it may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing needs and
circumstances. Such reviews and other consequential changes will be carried out in
consultation with the post holder. The post holder will be also required to carry out such
other duties as may be determined from time to time to be within the general scope of the
post and in response to the operational needs of the Force and in terms of pre-planned
activity to respond to the operational needs of the Commission and the Police Force. (This
role will be reviewed 6 months after implementation, in line with performance management
and operational requirements.)
Conditions of service
The appointment will be full time and subject to the conditions of service of the Police
Support Staff Council. Requests for flexibility of working will be considered.
The annual leave entitlement is 32 working days with an additional 5 days after 5 years
Role Specific Essential Criteria
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or possess significant experience
commensurate with the role;
Proven senior leadership experience, including in senior policy roles and in influencing
executive-level decision making;
Experience of leading complex programmes of change, including in a multi-agency and
complex, innovative environment;
An ability to influence across strategic/executive level stakeholders;
A strong level of knowledge and expertise across the policy environment in which the
Generic essential criteria for senior managers
Serving the Public
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the political and strategic context of policing, and how this fits within strategic partnerships and the wider agenda of public sector development and reform.
Demonstrate high level of communication and influencing skills with a proven ability to build relationships across the organisation and beyond.
Ability to articulate a clear vision, set strategic direction with strong networking and a high level of interpersonal skills.
Ability to be innovative and inspirational in generating and developing new ideas.
Significant experience of facilitating and delivering successful organisational change programmes.
Experience of strategic leadership and driving culture change.
A strong leader with experience of building, motivating and leading a highly effective multidisciplinary team.
Experience of managing a range of services at a senior level.
Analytical skills to convert strategic management issues into practical implementation.
Experience of managing and setting budgets effectively to deliver a service within available resources.
Ability to produce practical and creative solutions to meet business objectives.
Demonstrates a responsible approach to decision making, assessment and management of risk for the overall benefit of Northamptonshire Police.
Demonstrates personal commitment, energy and drive to get things done.
Ability to be flexible, respond positively to change and work effectively under pressure.
Working with others
Experience of successful partnership working, representing the organisation at a senior level on external bodies.
Ability to delegate effectively and work through others to deliver organisational objectives.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a level of awareness of diversity issues appropriate to this role