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Commissioning Officer - Victims and Criminal Justice Support

Vacancy Role Police Staff
Department / Area Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Recruiting Force Bedfordshire Police Force
Location Headquarters, Kempston, Beds
Section / Unit Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Post Type SO2
Salary 31,938
Hours of Work Full Time
Shift Work Full Time
Weekend Working Allowance Not Applicable


Provide core support for the commissioning team on a range of business and commissioning projects requiring research, benchmarking, data collating and analysis. Provide key support for the Commissioning manager and Director on the delivery of contract and performance support and programme management. Document and update team process documents and procedures. Provide regular performance information and reports to Police and Crime Commissioner and Director of Victims Services and Commissioning as required and support in the measure of key performance indicators and their analysis. Undertake detailed financial analysis and projection. Interrogate IT systems to determine whether invoices are to be paid. Collate information and support the development of contract specification. Prepare supporting data and information for reports and briefing papers. Undertake projects and provide project support as required and necessary with continual service review and improvement. Provide cover for other team members during periods of holiday, sickness or other absence as required. You may be required to work on cross county commissioning projects as directed by your manager. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

CONTACTS AND RELATIONSHIPS (customer focus, both internal and external)

Be able to assess and understand service reporting requirements and adapt to deliver to those needs. To note and pass on any shortfalls or potential improvements with a view to service improvement. Have a thorough understanding of the functions within your work area and be able to explain processes and procedures to colleagues, customers and contractors. Be able to respond to customers in approved written and electronic formats.

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP (finance, resources, performance management, staff supervision and service delivery)

Be able to organise your own workload and provide support and assistance to colleagues. Be able to export and analyse data, produce reports and have a good understanding of office software packages. To be proactive in keeping up to date with information on services and systems provided internally and externally. Fully and positively participate in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s performance, appraisal and development scheme in order to develop and enhance personal and service performance.


Ensure implementation and promotion in employment and service delivery of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s equal opportunities policies and statutory responsibilities. If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile and recruitment information for applicants.
For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the four personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

 We deliver, support and inspire
 We are collaborative
 We take ownership
 We are emotionally aware

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Further information on the post can be obtained from Bethan West on 07712 418122 or at  

Closing Date  31 October 2017
Shortlist Date  TBC
Interview Date  TBC

Attachment - OPCC Commissioning Officer - Victims and Criminal Justice Support RP. PDF
Attachment - Bedfordshire Pay Scales. PDF
Attachment - A guide to completing a competency based application form. PDF
Attachment - Recruitment Process - Summary of Candidates. PDF

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