We currently have the following opportunities:

Project Manager

Salary:£41,718 – £44,928
Closing date: 09:00 Monday 27 September

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Project Manager. The role will be based in North Yorkshire’s beautiful spa town, Harrogate, and carries a competitive salary of £41,718 – £44,928 per annum.

The Projects Manager will work closely with the Commissioner and the OPFCC Executive Management team to develop and deliver innovative, community-focused projects as part of the Office’s delivery programme against the Commissioner’s new strategic Plans for 2022-25. You will ensure projects contribute directly to making a real difference for the people of North Yorkshire and York. You will help to develop the OPFCC as an organisation to maximise our ability to deliver effectively and efficiently.

As a successful candidate you will have experience of Project Managing large scale, multiple and complex projects (up to £1m). You will be confident at developing and managing relationships with both internal and external customers. To aid implementations, you will excel in leadership, coaching and staff development to maximise potential. You will ideally be qualified in Project Management methodology or be working towards it.

The OPFCC is a public sector organisation, but we welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds and experience in the public, private or third sector. We are seeking a candidate who will bring energy, initiative and a variety of experiences and strengths to the team. The role is a 12-month fixed term contract.

As a valued member of the Office of Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Option to sign up for Upbeat, which will give you access to a fantastic range of exclusive discounts and well-known online and high street retailers
  • Join Unison- the recognised Trade Union with NYP
  • A fantastic number of Inclusion and Diversity Support Networks
  • The option to join a number of NYP Sports teams, including Rugby and Swimming
  • Our staff are important to us, so we like to ensure we provide continued training and development opportunities to upskill where possible.

We are open to flexible and agile working arrangements. While you will be required to attend meetings and events in North Yorkshire and York and the Office in Harrogate on a regular basis, we are open to negotiating distance-working arrangements and operate an MS Teams platform.

Please submit your application by 09:00 Monday 27 September 2021.

Interviews will be held either in person in Harrogate or virtually on Thursday 07 October 2021.

We are committed to ensuring everyone is treated fairly and supported equally.

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Executive Assistant

Salary: £29,793 – £31,725
Location: Granby Road, Harrogate
Fixed term until March 2022, with the possibility of an extension to the fixed term period
Closing date: 10:00am on 20 September 2021

The Office of Police Fire & Crime Commissioner (OPFCC) for North Yorkshire is a small but dynamic team who provide the support to Philip Allott, Police Fire & Crime Commissioner (PFCC) to enable him to carry out his duties.

The Executive Management Team includes a Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer, a Chief Finance Officer, two Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officers, a Head of Commissioning and Partnerships and other specialist staff who provide support on key areas of business and who manage the administrative functions of the OPFCC.

The core focus of this post is to provide dedicated executive support to the Executive Management Team working closely with the Executive Assistant to the PFCC, using keen judgement in dealings with all stakeholders, to advance the PFCC’s work programme and emerging priorities, facilitate open communications, trouble shoot problems and broker solutions to identify opportunities to progress the PFCC’s objectives and noting where challenges, risks and issues are appearing.

The successful candidate will be responsible for acting as the primary point of contact for all engagement with internal and external partners, and local, regional and national stakeholder groups that the PFCC and the Executive Management Team is or will be engaging with.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Experience as an Executive Assistant to executive level managers or politicians.
  • Experience of working with a dynamic, fast paced working environment.
  • High level of commitment to delivering a good public service.
  • Competent and demonstrable technical / professional / management expertise.
  • Operational experience and proven competency in the areas of customer service, diary management, business support and general management.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, and maintain good working partnerships, with an ability to work positively, collaboratively and proactively with internal and external stakeholders, to balance assertiveness with good negotiating skills, be confident and articulate, with a key attention to detail in terms of current work demand and anticipating and planning for future demand issues.
  • High level of administrative, organisational and customer service skills.

What you’ll get in return

  • Opportunity for flexible-location and/or remote working for a number of its support staff.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Support for further professional development.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Upbeat – Access to a fantastic range of exclusive discounts on well-known online and high street retailers.
  • Access to a number of other Inclusion and Diversity support networks.
  • Access to a number of sports teams including Swimming and Rugby.

What you need to do next

To be considered for this role please submit your expression of interest before 10:00am on 20 September 2021

Please note that interviews are planned to take place on 29 & 30 September 2021.

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Police Practice Community Review Group – Stop and Search and Use of Force

Lay observers report to the Review groups who report to the Scrutiny panel

If you are interested in local policing and care about the safety and protection of your local community, this could be the volunteering role for you.

In North Yorkshire there are a number of volunteers who help the Commissioner and Chief Constable scrutinise and support local policing, looking into all different elements of policing and this new group requires a cross section of the community to get involved.

The Police Practice Community Review Groups will be focussing on the use of Stop and Search and Use of Force, both issues which have draw local and national attention recently.  As a volunteer you will help review and feedback to the Commissioner and Chief Constable on local policing practices, in turn making sure policing improves in your community and there is greater legitimacy in policing in North Yorkshire.

Volunteers for this group can come from all sections of the community – parents, business people, community representatives, young people and many others too. You should be committed and interested and prepared to attend quarterly meetings, and keen to learn and understand how policing is undertaken, the legislation surrounding policing practice and able to provide clear views and feedback. The review groups will assess and provide feedback on the appropriate use of these powers, identifying good practice and areas for learning, making referrals and recommendations to single county-wide Stop and Search and Use of Force Scrutiny Panel.

The Police Practice Community Review Groups more generally will support the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in building transparency of and public confidence in, how North Yorkshire Police work in local areas, with a specific focus on stop and search and use of force powers.  These are parts of policing which have drawn local and national scrutiny, and the Commissioner is keen to ensure local people have a say in policing practices in their community.

For more information, an informal discussion or to apply:

Independent Custody Visitors

View through cell door spy holeDo you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

North Yorkshire Police Fire & Crime Commissioner, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors,  a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit reports on their visits.

Independent custody visiting is a vital element of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner in ensuring that the police service is open and accountable to the people it serves. The scheme works to Home Office guidelines.

Independent Custody Visitors are an important part of holding policing to account locally.  If you are interested in helping your community and want to volunteer, please consider this unique role.

The Commissioner is currently recruiting volunteers for the Scarborough, area.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion:

Community Support Officer

Often referred to as the eyes and ears of the police on the streets, PCSOs work out in the community, tackling local issues, dealing with anti-social behaviour, engaging with different groups of people and generally supporting police work.

It’s a varied role, and one that requires a genuine interest in helping other people. Community engagement is a big part of the role, so we’re looking for recruits who have a genuine interest in helping other people, and who are good at building relationships.

As a PCSO you will deal with lots of individuals, groups and organisations, so you need great communication skills and the ability to appreciate different perspectives. Come with an open mind!

Find out more and how to apply 

On-call (retained) firefighter recruitment

On-call firefighters are trained firefighters who, rather than being based at a fire station, provide on-call cover from home and/or their place of work. They declare the periods in a week when they are available to respond to emergencies if called upon.

They respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must work and/or live within approximately four minutes travel time from the fire station as they travel from that location to the fire station, where they then travel to the emergency in a fire service vehicle.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

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