Chief Executive Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Leicester, UK
  • Salary: £89,319 per year


Working for the Police and Crime Commissioner as Chief Executive Officer, on a full time, permanent basis during an exciting period of change is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional team member to make a real difference to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We support the Police and Crime Commissioner in holding the police to account and working with the public so that we can provide an effective, robust and professional service to the community.

We want you to lead our team to help us take dynamic action in a modern, innovative and inspirational way with people at the heart of what we do. We want to capitalise on your life experiences, capture your ideas, unleash your talent, harness your energy and support you with your career aspirations in terms of the skills and experiences gained while working here.

As Leicestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, our role is to improve accountability, transparency and visibility over the finances and governance of the Police. We ensure the policing needs of our communities are met, enhancing public confidence in the system. We ensure communities are at the heart of everything we do and are committed to reducing the impact of crime with a key focus on prevention.

Working alongside Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, you will support his vision by setting the strategic direction for the OPCC, delivering an efficient and effective police service for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Adopting the role of Monitoring Officer, you’ll maintain our high professional standards by ensuring ongoing compliance with financial and legal requirements, in line with legislative frameworks and governance. This will include overseeing contracts and tendering processes, information management and managing strategic risk.

Being an independent, strategic thinker, you’ll draw upon your experience of working at Chief Officer level, or similar, combined with your knowledge of current issues within policing, to take responsibility for managing the overall budget, strategy and operational network for the PCC, with an ongoing commitment to fairness and diversity.

A visible leader, you will oversee, manage and develop our teams, as well as establishing effective, collaborative working relationships with both internal and external partners and stakeholders at a local, regional and national level. You will successfully consult and engage with all sections of the community, enhancing public understanding and awareness of the PCC, as well as ensuring that policing in Leicestershire is accountable to the communities we serve.

You will be required to be flexible in terms of work location and will be prepared to travel nationally, when necessary.

As part of your application, you must provide both a CV and a Personal Suitability Statement, stating how you meet the essential/desirable criteria as listed in the job description and why you want to join our mission to make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland safer for everyone who lives or works here.

At Leicestershire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioners we are committed to better reflecting the communities that we serve. We encourage applications from our underrepresented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.

Please note that this post requires MV/SC level vetting, with 5 years continuous UK residency. This post has also been identified as being politically restricted.

To find out more about the role, please visit our careers website for an application pack.

For more information, please contact Mrs Lizzie Starr 0116 2226191

To apply

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Closing date: 23:55, Thursday 30th September 2021

Interview date: Interviews are provisionally set to take place in October/November 2021, dates to be confirmed

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