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Organisational development and change project manager

Drive the change that policing needs

At a time of global change and uncertainty, the public deserves a police service which is responsive, able to tackle future challenges and embrace opportunity. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) brings UK police leaders together to set direction and drive progress, helping chief constables and their forces to work collectively and collaboratively. Our new Organisational Development and Change (ODC) team will be a key part of that, effecting continuous improvement right across the board. It’s a constantly evolving area which represents a unique chance for you to make your mark.

Working at the centre of policing and on the biggest issues for the service, you’ll either take a lead on developing and implementing a benefits framework for NPCC or lead on multiple projects across the NPCC landscape. You will manage your own project portfolio, regularly managing complex, high profile, politically sensitive work where decisions and delivery have national implications with the potential to impact on the reputation of the whole police service.

You will have the interpersonal skills to establish and maintain credibility and effective working relationships with police chiefs, senior government stakeholders and NPCC staff. Demonstrable experience of delivering change projects within a complex environment will be crucial, and you will be able to operate flexibly and pragmatically within our organisational environment.

You’ll be adept at using your initiative to lead a project from inception to completion including planning, governance, reporting, benefits, resourcing, and finance. You will also have the ability to design, manage and facilitate workshops that deliver clear outcomes. Lastly, you should be willing to undertake national travel on occasion.

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference as part of this new team, you can look forward a supportive working environment and work/life balance.

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Research, development and innovation lead - Police Science and Technology

We're very pleased to announce that we are recruiting a new Research, Development and Innovation Lead to support the Office of the Police Chief Scientific Advisor (OPCSA).

OPCSA delivers independent and timely scientific and technology advice to NPCC members on strategic, policy and operational issues. It drives the growth of Science, Technology, Analysis and Research (STAR) by encouraging an integrated and ambitious set of activities across NPCC portfolios. Additionally, it fosters collaboration across Whitehall and with the wider science community both nationally and internationally.

This role will be based in our London office and/or with flexibility to work remotely. We encourages applications from candidates living across the UK.

Duties involved include:

  • Proactively identifying key partnerships across the science and technology community and driving collaborative opportunities, including securing co-investment.
  • Managing the distribution and delivery of the STAR funding programme;
  • Helping to build and implement new processes for policing to prioritise, access and adopt innovative, cutting-edge science and technology capabilities; and
  • Deputising for the Chief Scientific Advisor where required.

While formal scientific qualifications are not essential, the successful candidate would be part of an innovative team and would need to have the following experience and skills:

  • Knowledge of policing’s science and technology landscape—what is going on and where, and what priorities are driving current efforts;
  • Extensive experience of identifying how S&T can be applied practically within policing, with the ability to give direction to unfolding work at the Force and national level;
  • Comfortable representing policing’s interests across-government, in a range of S&T forums and, where possible, leveraging joint effort;
  • Strategic and operational experience relating to police activities with broad knowledge of the wider policing system and its functions– e.g. APCC, NPCC, HMICFRS, the Home Office, and Dstl, together with a good understanding of the role of key National Law
  • Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies at home and abroad.
  • Experience of the application and commissioning of science and technology for policing, together with an understanding of the associated legislative requirements.

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