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Head of Commissioning and Strategy



Force Headquarters


£50,250 - £53,640

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 Additional  Working  Conditions:

Suitable for Job Share, Flexi-time, Part Time

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Deliver strategies that can make a positive impact to the lives of the residents across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Leicestershire are looking for a new Head of Commissioning and Strategy to join our Senior Management Team, on a full-time, permanent basis.

At the OPCC, we aim to improve accountability, transparency and visibility over the finances and governance of the Police. We ensure the policing needs of our communities are met, enhancing public confidence in the system. Communities are at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to reducing the impact of crime with a key focus on prevention.

As the Head of Commissioning and Strategy, you will take the lead in preparing, developing and implementing the delivery of the commissioning function which supports the achievement of the strategic priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan, as well as further sub-strategies for specific issues.

Using your experience of working at a senior level, managing commissioning budgets and contracts within a partnership and political environment, you’ll understand strategic drivers of change and be able to maximise opportunities and drive successful outcomes by enhancing our resources and taking account of budget constraints.

Using your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you’ll build collaborative strategic partnerships with both internal and external partners and stakeholders at a local, regional and national level, delivering existing and developing new and innovative solutions in line with the priorities set out with the Police and Crime Plan.

You must be flexible and hold a full, UK driving licence due to the requirement to travel and work at alternative locations within the Force area, as needed.

Please note that due to the vetting requirements of this role, all candidates are required to have 5 years continuous UK residency to be eligible to apply.

As part of your application, please provide a CV and Personal Suitability Statement of 1000 words, stating how you meet the essential/desirable criteria as listed in the job description and why you want to join our mission to make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland safer for everyone who lives or works here.

Closing Date:
  Sunday 5th June 2022 at 23:55


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