Head of Private Office
Closing date: 12/11/2021
Job start date: Not specified
Salary: Grade F - £32,673 - £38,376
Employment type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours per week: 36.5
Working Days: 5
Location: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Mather Avenue Training Centre, Liverpool, L18 9TG
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Merseyside is an elected individual whose job it is to make sure Merseyside Police is run effectively and act as your voice on policing issues in the region.
As the Head of Private Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside you will develop and maintain a strategic overview of all workstreams undertaken by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), and provide high quality, evidence based advice to the PCC, DPCC and the Chief Executive.
Must be educated to degree level, preferably in Politics, a Social Science or Criminology, or have equivalent experience. Have proven experience of working at a strategic level and experience of working in a political office is essential. This could have been gained in local government, the civil service or by working in an MP’s office
- Lead and manage an effective private office to the PCC, DPCC and Chief Executive to support the delivery of the Commissioner’s priorities.
- Be the single point of contact for the PCC, DPCC and Chief Executive and initiate such action as required, in response to complex or urgent situations arising on their behalf. To develop and maintain a strategic overview of all workstreams undertaken by the OPCC, ensuring that key targets and deadlines are met.
- Provide verbal and written briefing to the PCC, DPCC and Chief Executive on policy and parliamentary issues and matters ensuring that they are fully briefed prior to meetings and engagements. Provide analysis, speaking notes and speeches on a wide range of topics.
- Undertake core research and horizon scanning to provide high quality, evidence-based advice to the PCC, DPCC and Chief Executive on key emerging strategic issues, threats and risks that impact on the delivery of an effective service.
- Develop and manage relations with a wide range of key external public and private sector stakeholders including Members of Parliament and Local Councillors on behalf of the PCC & DPCC
- Develop and maintain links with the Community Engagement Team and with the Commissioning, Policy & Research Team ensuring efficient and cohesive working relationships across the OPCC
- Work with the Press Secretary and Community Engagement Manager to design and implement consultation, marketing and other campaigns, including identifying key messages and producing literature
Knowledge & Experience
- Must be educated to degree level, preferably in Politics, a Social Science, or Criminology, or have equivalent experience.
- It is essential that you have proven experience of working at a strategic level and experience of working in a political office This could have been gained in local government, the civil service, or by working in an MP’s office.
- Extensive experience either in the public sector or the VSCE sector
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and have experience of dealing with people at various levels within and outside of the organisation
- Knowledge of partner organisations in Merseyside and nationally.
- Ability to assimilate and analyse large amounts of information, this involves analysis, development and independent research in order to present it as a written or oral briefing in a condensed format for the PCC, DPCC, or Chief Executive.
- This post has been identified as politically restricted.
- Competitive salary
- 32 days holiday including bank holidays
- Flexi time
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Parking on-site
Application details: Please provide your CV and cover letter to: