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We currently have the following opportunities:

Policy & Scrutiny Manager

  • Secondment/development Opportunity
  • Salary: PO6-9 £37,440-£40,698
  • Location: Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
  • Applications Open – Tuesday 08 September 2020
  • Closing Date – Sunday 27 September 2020 at 23:55
  • Shortlisting – w/c 28 September 2020
  • Interviews – 07 October 2020

The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire works alongside the Commissioner and across North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the wider partnership landscape to deliver the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan for North Yorkshire.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for a policy and assurance professional to join the OPFCC as Policy and Scrutiny Manager. Offered on a secondment or development basis for up to one year, this is an excellent opportunity to work in a senior management role in a dynamic and fast-paced Office.

You will be working directly with the Commissioner, managing a portfolio that covers all areas of strategic development and scrutiny across policing, fire and rescue and criminal justice, leading a team of Policy and Scrutiny Officers. You will develop and manage key priority work and innovative policy projects to meet needs and address gaps, and engage the Office in new areas of interest. You will lead the design, configuration and delivery of the scrutiny programme by which the Commissioner holds North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to account. You will manage key stakeholder relationships including with executive managers, Chief Officer Teams and senior partners and stakeholders locally and nationally.

We are looking for a proactive, highly capable individual, with previous experience of policy development and performance management and scrutiny within a large and complex organisation. You will be keen to take the initiative, have a solution-based, analytical approach and work to maximise opportunities, with a proven track record of implementing and developing multiple work streams against well-defined delivery targets. It is essential to possess well-developed communication and interpersonal skills which can be adapted to all levels of the organisation. We will be offering support and development to enable you to make the most of this opportunity.


The opportunity is advertised on a whole-time secondment basis. Applicants wishing to discuss other patterns of working, including how the role might be fulfilled alongside aspects of their current role are encouraged to take up the option of an informal exploratory conversation with the Interim Assistant Chief Executive.

The postholder will be line managed by the Interim Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officer and the role has a relationship of direct access with the Commissioner.

Flexible working conditions apply in line with good practice and business need, and we are open to remote working options.

How to Apply

  • Applications Open – Tuesday 08 September 2020
  • Closing Date – Sunday 27 September 2020 at 23:55
  • Shortlisting – w/c 28 September 2020
  • Interviews – 07 October 2020

Applicants are invited to submit a brief CV accompanied by an Expression of Interest to

Expressions of Interest should include:

  • How you meet the skills, experience and qualifications specified in the job description;
  • Why the role is right for you and for the OPFCC, in terms of your skills and experience in relation to the role you would be undertaking;
  • What you would hope to glean in professional development terms, from the opportunity for secondment into this role;
  • Professional development that the OPFCC might invest in you to assist you to excel in the role, during the secondment; and
  • Confirmation that your current line manager supports your secondment into the role if you are selected.

Job description

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

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

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

Julia Mulligan, 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.

Julia Mulligan said, “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:

Campaign to recruit more than 50 Police Community Support Officers

“This is an important day for residents, businesses and visitors in North Yorkshire, as it kick-starts what will be one of the biggest recruitment exercises in North Yorkshire Police history. Having taken the difficult decision to increase the Precept to meet the demands of communities for more visible policing, recruiting extra PCSOs – together with the recruitment of an additional 50 police Officers – is going to provide that tangible change that communities want to see. I will now be closely watching the progress of the PCSO and police officer recruitment plans, to ensure the money raised via the Precept is spent on what the public wanted.”

Read the full story and find out how to apply 

Retained (On Call) firefighter recruitment

Retained (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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