Staff Officer to the Chair
Employer: National Police Chiefs’ Council
Job Title: Staff Officer to the Chair
Salary/Grade: Chief Inspector
Location: 10 Victoria Street, London with flexibility to work remotely. NPCC encourages applications from candidates living across the UK
Contract – Fixed term/secondment until 31st October 2024 (with the potential for further extension subject to funding and performance)
THE NATIONAL POLICE CHIEFS’ COUNCIL (NPCC)
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) brings UK police leaders together to set direction in policing and drive progress for the public. It enables Chief Constables and their forces to work collectively and collaboratively to help policing coordinate operations, reform, improve and provide value for money.
The Chair of NPCC represents all UK policing forces as a conduit to government when negotiating and influencing the Police response to national issues. For example, the Covid Response in Op Talla is one of many examples of the NPCC working to support local Forces in providing a consistent and informed approach to a national crisis.
Policing is operating in a time of global change and uncertainty, the public and our staff need a service which is responsive, able to tackle future challenges and embrace opportunity. The NPCC aims to support our operationally independent chief officers in their ambition to meet this need. We have been able to do this by adhering to the NPCC principles of coordination, collaboration and communication, through the strength of our policing network and effective partnership working.
Chief officers support the NPCC by taking responsibility for crime and policing issues from a national operational perspective. This work is managed through Chief Constables’ Council which provides the key decision-making forum for operationally independent Chief Constables to meet and agree common approaches and coordinate national responses.
The Staff Officer role provides confidential comprehensive policy, research and administrative support to the Chair of NPCC. Responsibilities include (but not limited to) leading on pieces of work in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders
For example, the successful candidate would lead and co-ordinate the NPCC’s response to all legal matters involving or impacting upon the NPCC (including public inquiries, inquests, judicial reviews, Super Complaints, Freedom of Information requests and legislative consultations), seeking views from NPCC national leads, researching and disclosing material and statements, liaising with police forces, other organisations and legal counsel and briefing the Chair in order to effectively progress issues whilst minimising risk to the organisation.
The post holder would also provide direct support to the Chair of NPCC, undertaking research and the preparation of responses, reports, synopses, letters, speeches, briefing papers and presentations on a wide variety of topics suitable for varying audiences – often at Ministerial level.
The main areas of business and organisational delivery include ensuring effective and transparent business management in support of NPCC objectives, both internally and externally across the law enforcement and partnership landscape.
What we offer (to name a few):
- Good insight and exposure of the strategic priorities of the NPCC and UK policing
- Opportunity for development and to broaden your experience at a senior, national level
- Opportunities to undertake engagement with a range of stakeholders across policing and government
- Flexible and remote working
This is an exciting opportunity within NPCC, within a fast-paced environment and an ever-growing organisation. Should you want to know more about the role, we would strongly encourage you contact Wayne Nash – Staff Officer to Chair Martin Hewitt via Wayne.Nash@npcc.police.uk.
Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) at NPPV3 or MV and SC level before taking up the post.
The NPCC offers flexible working. The job holder will be able to choose to work remotely with a requirement to travel to London and nationally as and when required. Expenses will be paid for all additional travel.
Your expression interest should evidence your suitability for the role (500 words max) by demonstrating the following;
- Significant leadership experience in a public sector organisation
- Experience of problem-solving skills at a strategic level
- The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing directly to a varied audience at a senior to leadership level, including stakeholders and regulators
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please complete the online application form via Oleeo as per guidance above. Applications must be submitted by the following deadline: 23:55 on 22nd May 2022.
Please note that all applications for substantive Chief Inspectors must be supported by your Home Force SLT and HR prior to submission.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of communities nationally. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Employer, the NPCC have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
This opportunity is closed to applications.