Director for Delivery (Monitoring Officer and Head of Paid Service)
Supervision and control
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
Place of work
Commission office, Northampton
Hours of work
Purpose of the job
To lead across the strategic coordination of the Commissioner’s priorities and responsibilities, ensuring vision, engagement, delivery and
To represent the PFCC across executive, senior stakeholder and governmental relationships. To secure effective and highly productive relationships with key partner agencies, including local government and wider public
To cultivate with the senior staff of the Commission a highly innovative and effective organisation, providing dynamic
To lead for the Commissioner on developing and delivering the agreed outcomes for assigned portfolios drawn from the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and/or the Commissioner’s Fire and Rescue Plan;
To be the senior owner in the OPCC for evidence-based delivery;
To lead strategically across the development and delivery of policy and practice, creating and implementing the content of the Commissioner’s programme;
Undertaking the statutorily defined duties of the Chief Executive to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011: including being the head of paid service; exercising the role of monitoring officer; and ensuring an efficient and effective Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissoner;
The post holder will operate within the APACE Statement on the Role of the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer of the Police, Fire and Crime Commission;
Providing strategic direction and advice to the Commissioner in fulfilling his functions and providing professional leadership, responsibility and management for the overall strategy and operational framework for the delivery of all public facing activities for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, ensuring that all statutory and legal obligations are met.
To work together with the Chief Finance Officer 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 lead at an executive level on the development and delivery of public involvement, including public consultation, the development of insight, and community initiatives, ensuring a strong integration with policy development and delivery;
To have lead responsibility for the commissioning of victims services, ensuring the continued development of the Voice family of support services and the growth of restorative practice;
To have lead responsibility for the commissioning and grant funding of crime prevention initiatives and activities, including management of relationships with key stakeholders across Community Safety Partnerships, the voluntary, faith and community sector;
To develop national and international relationships for the OPFCC with think tanks, academia and other key policy and practice stakeholders;
To deputise and to formally represent the Police and Crime Commissioner, as required.
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 OPFCC (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 (32 working days, with an additional 5 days to reflect 5 years continuity of service).
Role Specific Essential Criteria
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or possess significant experience commensurate with the role;
Proven experience in leading on both policy and public involvement activity, including shaping and delivering relevant functions at a managerial level, and delivering across policy and involvement agenda in a complex and political environment;
Experience of programme management, developing and delivering complex programmes of change;
An ability to influence across strategic/executive level stakeholders, including in a multi-agency environment;
A strong level of knowledge and expertise across the policy environment in which the Commissioner operates.
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.
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.