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Deputy Chief Finance Officer - Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Salary range £50,772 - £55,095
Closing date for applications: 21 January 2019
Interviews: 6 February 2019

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a directly elected official, accountable to the public of South Yorkshire for the delivery of efficient and effective policing and crime services.  The PCC determines the level of council tax policing precept and approves the budgets for the police force and services delivered with partners, including prevention, early intervention, safer communities and support to victims.  In fulfilling this, the PCC has a duty to involve and engage the public and wider stakeholders, so that their views can be considered and fed into the design and delivery of services that support a safer South Yorkshire.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and forward thinking finance professional to join us and help drive our future success.  Key responsibilities include:                                  

  • Developing effective strategic financial planning, financial management and leadership of the finance function.
  • Deputising for the Chief Finance and Commissioning Officer on all financial matters, including fulfilling the role of Deputy Section 151 Officer for the Office of the PCC (OPCC).
  • Leading on the production of key financial reporting for senior management and the PCC, working collaboratively to co-ordinate preparation of the medium term resource strategy, annual budget, timely revenue budget monitoring (including savings plan delivery) and final accounts production.
  • Supporting the Chief Finance and Commissioning Officer to lead on maximising the utilisation of capital for the PCC and police force, including programme development, monitoring and capital financing.
  • Promoting effective financial management, control and reporting by ensuring a coherent financial control, policy and procedural framework is in place.

You will need to be CCAB qualified, or equivalent, with significant experience of financial management and accounting at a senior level, demonstrating effective analytical and communication skills. Evidence of working collaboratively to achieve results is important, as the postholder will work closely with the South Yorkshire Police force, partner organisations, key stakeholders and other service providers to support the delivery of excellent services for the public.   

If you feel you have the passion and ambition to help build a safer South Yorkshire, and have the resilience necessary to work in a fast changing environment, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

If you would like to talk informally about the role then please call the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire and ask for Michael Clements, Chief Finance and Commissioning Officer, on 0114 296 4144 or email: info@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

The post will be based at Carbrook House, Sheffield with occasional travel around the county.

Further information, including details on how to apply, can be found here. Candidates should note that appointment to these positions is subject to successfully passing vetting clearance, at the appropriate level. 

New roles in Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner

New and exciting opportunities have arisen for officers with a passion for public service to provide independent and impartial advice to the Police and Crime Commissioner in support of a safer South Yorkshire.

Closing date for all applications:  24 January 2019

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a directly elected official, accountable to the public of South Yorkshire for the delivery of efficient and effective policing and crime services.  He has a duty to involve and engage the public, and wider stakeholders, so that their views can be considered and fed into the design and delivery of services that support a safer South Yorkshire.  The PCC sets out the policing and crime priorities in his Police and Crime Plan and then determines the budget and level of council tax policing precept required to deliver that Plan.  He is also responsible for commissioning victims’ services.

Four new roles have been created in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to work closely with the Force, partners, key stakeholders and other service providers to help the PCC fulfil his role and responsibilities. 

As an Evaluation and Scrutiny Officer your focus will be to provide independent and impartial advice that supports the PCC in his oversight and scrutiny of service providers, including South Yorkshire Police, in their delivery of his Police and Crime Plan priorities. You will work closely with the existing Evaluation and Scrutiny Officer, members of the OPCC’s Senior Leadership Team, and with partners, to design, configure, deliver, evaluate and review a programme of effective scrutiny, assurance and performance management activity.

The Senior Commissioning and Contracts Officer and Commissioning and Contracts Officer roles will be focussed on helping the PCC deliver the Police and Crime Plan priorities by commissioning and contract managing the various external organisations and service providers with which the PCC has contracts or grant funding arrangements.  In addition to this, both roles will be involved in providing information, advice and recommendations on emerging service requirements, identifying funding opportunities and developing collaborative approaches with geographic and / or thematic partners in order to deliver the best services to the people of South Yorkshire.

As the Office Manager you will manage a small team of staff to deliver a highly proactive, efficient, professional and flexible business support service, working closely with the Personal Assistant to the PCC and his Chief Executive & Solicitor.

If you feel you have the passion and ambition to help build a safer South Yorkshire, and have the resilience necessary to work in a fast and ever-changing environment, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

If you would like to talk informally about the roles, then please call the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner - Tel: 0114 296 4140 or email: info@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk.  Prospective candidates may express an interest in one or more roles.

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer to the Police & Crime Commissioner of Surrey

One year maternity cover, from April 2019

Full-time, 36 hours per week

Based at Surrey Police HQ, Guildford, Surrey

Salary – £85,000 per annum

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), David Munro, is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account and helping to tackle the crime issues that matter to local people. Every elected PCC must, by law, employ a Chief Executive to support them in the exercise of their statutory duties.  They will also act as Monitoring Officer, with a remit to draw the PCC’s attention to any possible maladministration or contravention of law.

Mr Munro is seeking an experienced leader to be his key advisor on strategic governance issues and to ensure that the priorities set out in his Police & Crime Plan are delivered.  The successful candidate will lead the small team of staff who form the Office of the PCC. 

We are seeking applications from senior leaders who can build effective working relationships through a collaborative approach.  The successful candidate will share the PCC’s ambition to ensure Surrey residents receive the best possible policing services.  You will be adept at working in a political environment and skilled at fostering partnerships across a range of organisations including the police service, criminal justice sector, local authorities and government departments.    

This post is for one year’s maternity cover and is politically restricted.  Interviews will be held on 14th February 2019.

Apply online via the jobs pages of Surrey Police’s website - www.surrey.police.ukClosing date: Monday, 4th February 2019.

If you have any queries about this job, please contact Alison Bolton, Chief Executive on 01483 630200 or email SurreyPCC@surrey.pnn.police.uk.

Further information about the role is also available on the Surrey PCC’s website - www.surrey-pcc.gov.uk

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