PS/553/C - SO1 - Policy Officer - OPCC

Police Staff
Cambs OPCC
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Headquarters, Huntingdon, Cambs
Cambs OPCC
£29,064 - £33,732
Full Time
Are you interested in a varied and challenging role contributing to making Cambridgeshire a safer place? Do you want to broaden your experience within the criminal justice system, policing or community safety context? Are you able to understand the bigger picture and distil wide ranging evidence, information and legislation to inform senior decision makers? Are you a self-starter who can use your initiative in delivering your own work and supporting others? If so, then we need you.

A vacancy has arisen for a new post in the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner supporting the delivery of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and statutory responsibilities. While your focus will be on issues relating to offending, you will also provide wider policy support across the broad ranging work of the Commissioner’s office. You will also have responsibility for ensuring the office meets key statutory requirements, such as in relation to Freedom of Information requests.

The role will be varied. You will be working with colleagues in other organisations from probation and police to local housing authorities to understand and develop responses to long term causes of reoffending one week, or could be researching a new piece of legislation to understand what its implications are for the Commissioner and his office, or dealing with a complex Freedom of Information request the following week. You will need to be comfortable balancing competing priorities, against a backdrop of complex change. You will need to be able to translate legislation into local procedures, and big picture context into local policy positions. You also need to work professionally and effectively with local stakeholders.

You will be part of a small but supportive team. The team is currently working agilely but will eventually be back at Police Headquarters in Huntingdon. We are happy to consider a regular remote working arrangement in discussion with the candidate. The postholder must be able to travel to the office, and around the county and elsewhere, for meetings to meet business need, once circumstances allow.

The role is full time (37 hours) but flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Further information on the post can be obtained from Cristina Strood, Head of Policy for Police and Fire, please contact Cristina by email to arrange a conversation (

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th October. Long-listing interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Monday 9th November. Face to face interviews will take place at Police Headquarters in Huntingdon on Monday 16th November.

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload their CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form (if you do not have a current CV), which can be found in the vacancy documents below. We strongly recommend that where possible, a CV is provided to ensure that your full experience and employment history is demonstrated. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements and competencies as stipulated in the role profile.

External applicants should ensure that their current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements and competencies as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

All applications must be made through our online recruitment portal by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

This vacancy is open to Cambridgeshire employees however, if you are on a Bedfordshire Police or Hertfordshire Constabulary contract you will need to resign from your home force and join the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75(7777) or the manager for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements and competencies as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployees should notify the HR Service Centre at and their HR advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs.
28 October 2020
3 November 2020
9 November 2020

This opportunity is closed to applications.