Working for NPCC

Executive Assistant (Secondment)

Salary: On request, Band C

Location: 10 Victoria Street, London with flexibility to work remotely

Part time/full time: Full time 36 hours per week

Vetting level: CTC NPPV 2 Vetting required

THE ROLE

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing high level and confidential secretarial and administrative support to the Policing Chief Scientific Advisor, who is based in the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC), and occasional support to the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council (to be established).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Skills needed:

  • Substantial experience of supporting and managing a Chief Officer or Chief Executive’s office in a pressurised environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills to an advanced level including preparing and presenting complex reports.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of working in a confidential and politically sensitive environment. Ability to exercise appropriate discretion, tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and judgement on issues of significance and importance, and when dealing with politicians, officials and chief officers at the highest level.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to plan and manage multiple tasks, management of a portfolio of projects and competing priorities; evaluating, analysing and summarising information gathered from a range of sources to identify important issues and problems; numerate with a keen eye for detail and a passion for accuracy in written and financial reports.
  • Substantial experience of organising meetings involving Chief Officers, politicians, senior staff and high level partner organisations, including the co-ordination of agendas, papers and briefings.
  • Knowledge and an understanding of the structure of UK policing. A relevant qualification such as an Executive PA diploma or equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Paul Taylor Paul.Taylor@npcc.pnn.police.uk.

Applications will be via a CV, Personal Statement and brief online application form. Your Personal Statement should outline how you meet the Essential Criteria.

This is a secondment role and applications must have Chief Officer and line management support, and HR must be made aware that an application has been made.

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Deputy Head of Communications

Salary: £48,997 to £60,115 subject to negotiation plus an allowance of £1,639.

Location: 10 Victoria Street, London with flexibility to work remotely

Contract: Secondment or Fixed Term up to 31st March 2022 (with potential for the role to become permanent subject to funding)

Part time/full time: Full time 36 hours per week

Vetting level: CTC NPPV 2 Vetting required

THE NATIONAL POLICE CHIEFS’ COUNCIL (NPCC)

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) helps police cut crime and keep the public safe by joining up the operational response to the most serious and strategic threats.

The NPCC enables independent chief constables and their forces to work together to improve policing for the public. It coordinates the operational response to a range of threats, such as crime, terrorism and national emergencies. Working with the College of Policing, the NPCC implements standards and develop national approaches.

The NPCC has been granted 3.2 million by Home Office as part of the police settlement for 2021/22 to boost its response and coordination of national policing issues.

NPCC COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

The NPCC Communications Team plays a crucial role in communicating the collective views and action of UK police chiefs to the public, government and stakeholders, building and maintaining confidence in policing at the national level and supporting effective engagement with stakeholders.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a dynamic Deputy Head of Communications to provide day-to-day leadership of the communications team and drive the delivery and evaluation of the NPCC’s communications strategy.

Working at the centre of policing, on the biggest issues for the service, this is an exciting and challenging new role where you can make a real difference.

The Deputy Head of Communications will lead, motivate and support the team to deliver high quality, proactive communications and manage a busy 24/7 press office.

You will drive change in strategic business planning and engagement with chief officers, police force communications teams and key policing partners.

You will regularly oversee and manage complex, high profile, politically sensitive issues where decisions and delivery have national implications with the potential to impact on the reputation of the whole police service.

You will be highly solutions focused and a skilled problem solver who will utilise their excellent communication skills and strategic acumen to provide direction and oversight.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain credibility and effective working relationships with police chiefs, senior stakeholders and other NPCC staff.

You’ll bring experience of leading, motivating and managing a corporate communications team and be confident operating in a fast paced, high-pressure moments.

You will deputise for the Head of Communications in all aspects of their role where required.

This role will provide senior support to an out-hours rota and be prepared to work flexibly out of normal office hours when circumstances require it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Occasional national travel may be required. Expenses will be paid for all additional travel.

The Metropolitan Police manage HR for NPCC recruitment.

HOW TO APPLY

For an informal conversation about the role contact Head of Communications Nicola Growcott nicola.growcott@npcc.pnn.police.uk.

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a CV, Personal Statement and brief online application form. Your Personal Statement should outline how you meet the Essential Criteria. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 8th July 2021.

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