Grade: PO 3 Role code: EOPCC0168 Status: Police Staff Home Office code: Operational Support
Main purpose of the role
The Post Holder will be responsible for driving the PFCCs programme in relation to community safety and reducing reoffending, helping to deliver against the priorities identified within the Police and Crime Plan for Essex. They will act as the PFCCs representative in a range of local partnerships and will manage a variety of projects and initiatives focused on delivering community safety and criminal justice outcomes. This will include providing co-ordination and support to achieve the objectives of Safer Essex, working with partners across Community Safety Partnerships, Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and other local stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of community safety programmes across greater Essex. The role will involve supporting the development of Community Safety Hubs, ensuring they are embedded and working effectively at a local level and that good practice is shared between partners. In addition, the post holder will lead on the coordination of the Essex Reducing Reoffending Strategy and delivery plan and support the wider work programme of the Reducing Reoffending Board and the Essex Criminal Justice Board
Work closely with Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to scope, develop and deliver opportunities and efficiencies through collaboration to improve community safety outcomes.
Represent the PFCC and work with Community Safety Partnerships to ensure effective co-ordination, engagement and delivery of initiatives in support of the Police and Crime Plan, including holding CSPs to account for the effective and appropriate use of PFCC funding.
Develop effective partnerships that enable the delivery of a range of community safety initiatives, activities and opportunities across Essex.
Support the work of the Community Safety Hubs Steering Group, including through the development and monitoring of relevant objectives, local performance measures, key actions and milestones.
Support a range of key partnerships convened and / or chaired by the PFCC or their staff; helping to coordinate and drive forward their work plans and strategies. Support the respective Chairs to ensure progress against key deliverables, risks and issues.
Ensure that the Reducing Reoffending Board Sub Groups are effective in their role supporting delivery of the Reducing Reoffending delivery plan.
Influence multi-agency partnerships and support countywide initiatives that provide pathways to reduce reoffending.
Support the Essex Criminal Justice Board to develop and shape the programme of transformation across the criminal justice system in Essex.
Support a more integrated and collaborative approach to the commissioning and provision of reducing reoffending interventions across the partnership.
Work closely with analysts and performance leads across partner agencies to encourage a coordinated approach to data gathering and interpretation in relation to community safety and criminal justice activities.
Support the development and delivery of strategies relating to specialist areas of community safety and offending (including, for example, rural crime, business crime and traveller issues). Provide professional advice to the PFCC, Deputy PFCC and their Senior Management Team on such issues and represent the PFCC on related local, regional and national partnerships, committees and forums as required.
Act as professional advisor on community safety and criminal justice issues, as well as providing bespoke reports and consultation responses as and when required. To support the broader PFCC commissioning programme as required.
Deputise for the Strategic Head of Partnerships and Delivery as required.
Travel countywide will be required on occasions, for which access to a car will be necessary.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. This includes the ability to communicate complex issues effectively, using plain English
Ability to work with, influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders.
Experience of team working.
Ability to multi-task, including the ability to manage multiple local delivery projects, each of which will entail working with a wide range of stakeholders.
Confident presentation style.
Strong customer-focused ethos, with experience of developing / delivering high quality, customer-focused services.
Ability to use initiative and to work with minimal supervision.
Strong analytical skills.
Effective IT skills.
Experience of working in a public sector / partnership environment.
Experience of working specifically within the criminal justice and / or community safety environment would be advantageous. Experienced in organising and facilitating workshops or group discussions.
Analyse Critically (Level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take Ownership (Level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and
objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Business Planning (Level 3)
Able to effectively contribute to the business planning process within a Division / Department. Demonstrates a broad understanding of the requirements of Force business planning and value for money. Identifies and recommends local objectives and targets for inclusion in the Division / Department plan. Takes responsibility for monitoring these and ensuring they are achieved.
Community Partnerships (Level 4)
Manage partnership arrangements which address local community and agency needs and contribute to the reduction of crime and disorder. Example: Identify, develop and sustain effective working relationships with the local community representatives and agency stakeholders. Consult the representatives and stakeholders to identify specific problems that need addressing. Identify opportunities to develop partnership agreements. Develop a clear rationale for the partnership agreement. Identify and negotiate roles within the partnership. Identify the resources required to implement the agreement, the capability of each partner and the resources that they can therefore contribute. Take action to secure additional resources as required. Ensure the agreement incorporates targets and timescales, protocols, accountability mechanisms and performance review systems in drawing up the agreement. Adopt best values principles. Request feedback regarding the effectiveness of the agreement and analyse the results at partnership level. Review and modify the agreement in conjunction with partners.
Health & Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Information Gathering & Analysis (Level 6)
Identifies the objectives of analysis and selects appropriate information needed to achieve these objectives. Uses effective methods, identifying any patterns or trends which emerge from the information and drawing conclusions which are supported by good evidence.
Know. of Police Environment & Policy (Level 3)
Has a basic awareness of current policing issues, the environment in which Kent Police and / or Essex Police operate and developments in the way the County is policed. Possesses sufficient knowledge of the roles of the various Areas / Departments, organisation structures and police systems to operate effectively. Understands appreciates and adheres to working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role. Familiar with Force goals and local business plan objectives.
Office Technology (Level 3)
Able to utilise relevant Force standard office software products such as word- processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and desktop publishing packages to a standard that matches the requirements of the current role in terms of quality and speed. Can operate other items of essential office technology such as photocopiers, facsimile machines, answerphones, shredders, in order to effectively undertake the requirements of the current role. Aware of the implications of Data Protection and acts appropriately in this respect.
Project Management (Level 3)
Demonstrates an understanding of the key principles of project management. Able to assist in the management of projects within a Department or Division where the objectives, milestones and timescales have already been defined and manpower resources are limited. Will need project management support.
Research Techniques (Level 4)
Has a thorough understanding of research methods and is able to fully utilise these for a range of research projects. Able to analyse reports and data produced by other individuals/ organisations and extract relevant details to support the project in hand. Produces a range of options for consideration. Aware of the financial, organisational and service delivery implications of options.
Risk Management (Level 4)
Able to anticipate risks likely to affect the team's ability to execute their function, in terms of likelihood and impact, and assesses how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their team and their objectives. Has an understanding of pathways to alert local managers to flawed or ineffective operational control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks