VRU Education Coordinator - JRN 30529

Vacancy Type
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staff
Area Command / Department
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
No Salary Detailed
Closing Date


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

The post will work across the Northumbria police force area

Contract Type – Fixed term until 31 March 2025

Salary: 34,833 – 37,953



***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 https://northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/your-priorities/police-crime-plan/) 

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

Reporting to a VRU Coordinator, the Education Coordinator will facilitate the strategic and operational development of violence reduction initiatives to be delivered in an educational setting, shaping these interventions across the education system to raise awareness of the issue of serious violence. 


The role will include developing strong relationships with the education sector across the six local authority areas, focusing on ensuring the capabilities within the VRU work in synergy with partners to strengthen the public health approach to preventing serious violence.  The postholder will also ensure that the VRUs programme of work on education is delivered effectively and complements other programmes of work across the partnership.  

What do I need?

• A degree or four years relevant experience working in the education sector. 

Line management experience or working in a supervisory capacity.

Experience of multi-agency partnership working.

Knowledge of the school environment and working systems.

Knowledge and understanding of key themes around violence reduction e.g. knife crime, county lines, exploitation.

Awareness of and commitment to equal opportunity and diversity practices and policies.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.



For further information please see the role profile :Education Coordinator.pdf


Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the OPCC at enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk


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.


You will also have to be subject to an enhanced DBS.



A minimum of 25 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension 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.