Director of Early Intervention (Head of Paid Service & Monitoring Officer) – Nicci Marzec
Director of Early Intervention (Deputy Head of Paid Service & Monitoring Office)
PMG6 (£76,425 -£81,816)
Supervision and control
Place of work
Wootton Hall, 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 communication.
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 be the key adviser to the Police and Crime Commissioner, on early intervention policy and practice and lead on the development and delivery of early intervention strategy and p
To lead strategically across the development and delivery of policy and practice, creating and implementing the content of the Commissioner’s programme.
To undertake 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;
To operate within the APACE Statement on the Role of the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer of the Police, Fire and Crime Commission;
To provide 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 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 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;
Lead on the design, development and delivery of an early intervention strategy, working collaboratively with key partners across the police force, local authorities, educational establishments and third sector organisations;
Provide strategic advice to the Police and Crime Commissioner in the field of early intervention, ensuring latest developments in national and international policy and practice inform local thinking;
Work with partners to drive and support the development of safeguarding, early intervention and educational policy and practice that maximizes outcomes achieved by the early help support system;
Lead on developing strategic relationships with charities, interest groups and third sector organisations to develop innovative early intervention ideas and to seek funding to support new initiatives;
Engage with partners across policing, justice and third sector organisations to develop and support tertiary prevention strategies, ensuring alignment and efficiency in early intervention through to prevention activities;
Develop multi-agency approaches to identifying risk factors and indicators to signify early intervention requirements, which are evidence-based, effective and provide consistency.
Ensure early intervention initiatives and activities are reviewed and evaluated, capturing data and information to contribute to the evidence-base of ‘what works’ in the field and to embed a learning culture across the OPCC and its partners.
To deputize and to formally represent the Police and Crime Commissioner, as required.
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
Demonstrable experience of developing strategy, policy-thinking and implementing practice across early intervention initiatives;
Experience as a leader in the public sector with experience working across settings, including the third sector, local authorities and the police;
Experience embedding early intervention into the culture of organisations;
Experience of designing, developing and implementing projects in various settings, including educational establishments and community-based organisations;
Strong stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills across sectors and at all levels of an organisations;
An understanding of equality and diversity issues appropriate to the role.