Safer Communities Performance and Programme Lead

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


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

Contract Type – Permanent

Hours – Full Time

Salary Range – £37,584 – £40,950 *Please note that the salary can be dependent on skills and experience.*

Closing Date – 31st May 2024


 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.


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

The post holder’s primary focus will be to ensure that building safer communities is at the heart of everything we do in the office and will include major elements of scrutiny and performance analysis as well as project management, commissioning and grant management.  The post holder will be responsible for a range of projects including as a priority the management of the Northumbria Immediate Justice project and will work with partners to develop and deliver this work package in the first 12 months of the role.  The post holder will be responsible for briefings on any key legislative changes, statutory and non-statutory consultation responses in relation to building safer communities and will support delivery of the priorities in the Police and Crime Plan.


What do I need?


  • Hold a degree or at least 4 years’ experience of building safer communities or performance and project management.  

  • A working knowledge and understanding of community safety policy and the criminal justice system and government direction.  

  • Experience of partnership working and engagement in a multi-agency environment.

  •  Experience of project management with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver within timescales.  

  • A track record of demonstrating initiative and delivering innovative solutions to whole system approaches to building safer communities.     

  • Understanding of policing issues, especially those referred to in the Police and Crime Plan for Northumbria.


Sound interesting? For further information, and

to support your application, please view the job description.


Vacancy Contact


Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Rachel Snaith, Director of Commissioning and Policy or Tracy McCann, Commissioning, Policy and Partnerships Manager


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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