Public Affairs And Governance Officer

Vacancy Type
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staff
Area Command / Department
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
Closing Date


Vacancy Type – Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Rank / Grade – Grade H

Area Command / Department – Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Location – Victory House, Balliol Business Park or any accommodation as directed by the PCC

Accountable to – Chief of Staff

Contract Type – Permanent

Hours – Full Time

Salary Range – £37,584.00 – £40,950.00




***Please note that the salary can be dependent on skills and experience.***


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner


The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has a team of staff and volunteers who work hard to ensure her priorities, as set out in the Police and Crime Plan, are delivered.  If you’d like to know what those priorities are, why not take a few minutes to check them out here (link to


We’re an equal opportunities employer who values and encourages diversity and are committed to building a team that fully reflects the communities we serve.  We work hard to provide an accessible and inclusive working environment which enables our staff and volunteers to thrive.


Roles at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) can range from delivering education sessions in schools as part of the Violence Reduction Unit to supporting the Commissioner’s drive to provide support services to victims of crime.  The OPCC is a rewarding place to work: no two days are ever the same, but we can always guarantee a great working environment.  We will work with you to ensure your transition to your new career is as smooth as possible and we will support you every step of the way.   


The Role


This is an exciting role which will have you working at the heart of the OPCC, overarching several specialist areas. You will lead on correspondence management, helping to resolve complaints to support the Commissioner to ensure that she reflects the needs of communities in her work programme.  Serving our communities is at the very heart of this role.


What do I need?

  • Relevant degree or four-year equivalent experience in a similar role.

  • A strong track record of delivering in a fast-paced public facing environment.

  • Experience of dealing with correspondence for a high-profile person.

  • Experience in public affairs and identification of ‘issues’ to inform activity to build and maintain a strong reputation for the PCC.

  • Experience providing direct support to elected officials

  • Understanding of the governance and scrutiny role of the PCC.

  • Experience of minute taking and writing, with attention to detail and able to draft / edit written documents and correspondence independently.

  • Ability to organise and manage stakeholder events.

  • The flexibility to work additional / out of hours as necessary to fulfil requirements of the role and meet the business needs.


Full further information please see the role profile


Vacancy Contact


Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the OPCC at


Terms and Conditions


Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)


Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.




A minimum of 26 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 30 days for 5 years+ service. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, car leasing scheme, discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders available, an employee advice service.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion


We want our team to represent the communities we serve – this ensures that everyone’s voice is heard.  We therefore welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit. We particularly welcome applicants from disabled and ethnic minority candidates, as they are currently under-represented within the OPCC for Northumbria. We are proud to be a Mindful Employer and are registered as Disability Confident Committed – you will be joining a team where you matter.


Important Information


This post is subject to a satisfactory six-month review.  All staff roles within the OPCC are ‘politically restricted’, which means that staff employed in these posts may not undertake political activities either in or outside the workplace.  Some roles may require DBS clearance.


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