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John Campion is seeking a new Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner to complete his team to deliver a safer West Mercia.

Engaging with communities and making sure their voice is heard within policing and crime is a key element of the PCC’s function. It is vital to ensuring local services reflect the needs of local people. This will form a central, core part of the new Assistant PCC role, supporting the PCC to hear from all of the diverse communities across one of the biggest policing areas in the country.

Previously the PCC was supported in this area by a team of five part-time Community Ambassadors. The new Assistant PCC role replaces that scheme with a new role, which will work closely and directly with the Commissioner whilst maintaining a focus on the community, and help deliver a financial efficiency within the Commissioner’s team.

The new role will have a flexible approach with a view to enabling the successful candidate(s) to maximise their impact in the role. While the post is for one full-time equivalent role, there is potential for two people to share the post on a part-time basis. Particularly if this would help diversify geographic links or skill sets within the PCC’s team. With that in mind, applications on a part-time or full-time basis would both be welcome.

The successful candidate(s) will have a strong background and skillset around engaging directly and building positive relationships with a wide range of communities and partners, as well as experience of leadership and governance. Above all else, you will share the PCC’s commitment to ensuring West Mercia’s communities become even safer, happier and more prosperous in the coming years.

You will need to understand West Mercia’s policing and political landscape, at every level (and understand how to operate effectively within that environment), and be closely connected to the issues facing local communities on a day-to-day basis.

For more information and details on how to apply, please see the candidate application pack and the West Mercia Information Pack. It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted in person at Hindlip on Friday 3rd September 2021.

Salary: £35,000 (based on a full-time role, on a self-employed basis, fixed term contract until 2024)

37 working hours per week (FTE)

Base: Hindlip, Worcester (with flexibility, depending on circumstance)