We're now part of the York & North Yorkshire Combined Authority


We currently have the following opportunities:

Community Engagement Officer

  • Location: Harrogate Police Station, Beckwith Head Rd, Harrogate – Hybrid work available
  • Salary: Scale 6 (£30,783 – £32,772)
  • Contract: Permanent / Part time Job Share
  • Closing Date: Monday 22nd July 2024 @ 09:00am

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Officer to join the The York and North Yorkshire Office for Policing, Fire, Crime and Commissioning (OPFCC), now part of the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority.

You will be part of the Communications and Engagement team, ensuring that the team has strong links with the communities, and that the public have opportunities to understand and influence the improvement of their police and fire services.

As Community Engagement Officer you will be enthusiastic, well organised, and a good communicator. You will be developing and maintaining key relationships with stakeholders and residents, to gather feedback and arrange a variety of consultation and engagement events across North Yorkshire and the City of York.

The duties carried out by the Community Engagement Officer include:

  • The development and delivery of a high-quality public engagement plan.
  • Promoting and facilitating public/stakeholder engagement activities across York and North Yorkshire to support the work of the OPFCC.
  • Planning and implementing engagement and consultation events.
  • Organising the Commissioner’s monthly advice surgeries across York and North Yorkshire.
  • Developing close working relationships with residents and partners so their views are taken into account.
  • Evaluating activities, programmes, and events to make improvements for the future.

What you will bring to the role:

  •  A high standard of written and spoken English, including an appropriate appreciation of tone and language style depending on the stakeholders you are engaging with.
  •  The ability to work with detailed information and produce accurate and well-presented documents/reports.
  •  Experience of copywriting.
  •  The ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle competing priorities.
  •  You will be organised and have excellent administrative skills.

In addition, NYP offers a range of benefits including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Support for further professional development.
  • Access to a fantastic range of exclusive discounts on well-known online and high street retailers.
  • Unison is the recognised Trade union within NYP.
  • Inclusion and Diversity support networks.

Please see the Job Description for more information – Job description

For further information about this role, please contact Simon Jones at the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on 01423 569 562.

Business Governance Assistant

  • Location: Harrogate Police Station, plus the opportunity to work across the NYP/NYFRS estate or work from home, where appropriate
  • Salary: Scale 2 (£22,230 – £22,671) £9,612 – £9,803 Pro Rata
  • Contract: Permanent / Part time Job Share
  • Hours: 16 hours which can be split across the week, but must include some coverage on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Closing Date: Monday 24th June 2024 @ 09:00am
  • Interviewing: W/C 1st July 2024

Business Governance Assistant Role Profile

As we launch our Delivery Plan for 2024-25, we are excited to announce we are looking to appoint a talented individual into the role of Business Governance Assistant and join our dedicated team.

The York and North Yorkshire Office for Policing, Fire, Crime and Commissioning (OPFCC) is now part of the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Office supports the Mayor in undertaking their Policing, Fire, Crime and Commissioning roles and responsibilities. The OPFCC is a small, dynamic team delivering a wide ranging and ambitious programme of work across policing, fire and rescue, criminal justice, victim needs and community safety in support of the Mayor, and for the public of North Yorkshire.

Our organisational structure encompasses three key functions of Commissioning & Partnerships, Inclusivity & Public Confidence and Delivery & Assurance each led by its own Director. With the support of his team across these functions, the Mayor delivers a mandate from the public of York and North Yorkshire to act upon the issues and priorities most important to them, set out in two key statutory plans – the Police & Crime Plan and the Fire & Rescue Plan. In addition, the Mayor has a commitment to addressing Violence Against Women and Girls in an overarching VAWG Strategy for North Yorkshire.

  • Our Mission is Working to Enhance Public Confidence, Keep People Safe and Support Victims in Our Communities.
  • Our Values are Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.
  • In short, the Mayor, the Corporate Director and their team are committed to their purpose of Making a Positive Difference for the Public Every Day.

As Business Governance Assistant you will provide a full range of administrative and clerical support to senior officers of the OPFCC including telephone answering, diary management, finance/procurement tasks, facilities management tasks, supporting the Business Manager & Data Protection Officer in their responsibilities, administration of governance meetings and all associated arrangements, as well as data protection activities, including responding to freedom of information requests.

You will have excellent interpersonal, customer service and time-management skills, alongside attention to detail and the ability to maintain records. Professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality are key to the role as is proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office packages (including SharePoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook).

This role is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to gain and develop administrative skills across a broad section of business administration within a public sector environment. You will be joining the team at a very important and exciting time as we move forward, delivering the Mayor’s vision, projects, and services in support of the communities of York and North Yorkshire helping people to be safe and feel safe.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Hold GCSE Maths and English at Grades C/ 4 or above.
  • Have administrative experience and understand the importance of keeping data safe and secure.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Always show a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills.
  • For a more detailed outline of the key responsibilities and requirement for the role, please review the job description.

Working for us – what we can offer you

  • Working for the OPFCC is rewarding and brings opportunities to make a real difference not only internally but to the communities we serve.
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary and be entitled to a Local Government pension scheme, leave entitlements and other employee benefits. Unison is the recognised trade union and there are also several employee support networks. You’ll also benefit from discounts on shopping and eating out as part of the Blue Light Card scheme.
  • You will be welcomed into an organisation that is committed to ensuring everyone is treated fairly and supported equally. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences and we care about the well-being of our staff, and actively support people so they can perform to their best.
  • We are committed to staff wellbeing, and we are able to offer flexible and remote working, as well as the use of modern office space across the North Yorkshire OPFCC estates.
  • We value difference. We have a positive action team who are dedicated to supporting you through your application and beyond. If you feel you need any reasonable adjustments to help reach your potential, please contact our Positive Action Team – positiveaction@northyorkshire.police.uk

Should you wish to discuss the role requirements in more detail please contact Becky Cannon, Business Manager and Data Protection Officer – becky.cannon@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk

Independent Custody Visitors

Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

York and North Yorkshire Mayor, 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 and Commissioning 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 Mayor is currently recruiting volunteers for the Harrogate, Scarborough and York areas.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion:

Vacancies at the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority

York & North Yorkshire Combined Authority logo

York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority (YNYCA) is a public sector employer with access to powers and funding to unlock transport and housing improvements, boost skills provision and help the economy transition to net zero.

Making the most of the combined strengths of the city region and rural power house, the Combined Authority is a long-term commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come. By working for us you will play a part in making positive changes, unlocking investment, supporting business and communities to thrive and creating new and better opportunities for people that live and work, here.


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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