Policy and Scrutiny Manager

Harrogate - Granby Road
Full Time

Secondment/development Opportunity

Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Policy & Scrutiny Manager

PO6-9 £37,440-£40,698


The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire works alongside the Commissioner and across North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the wider partnership landscape to deliver the Police and Crime Plan and Fire and Rescue Plan for North Yorkshire.

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for a policy and assurance professional to join the OPFCC as Policy and Scrutiny Manager. Offered on a secondment or development basis for up to one year, this is an excellent opportunity to work in a senior management role in a dynamic and fast-paced Office.

You will be working directly with the Commissioner, managing a portfolio that covers all areas of strategic development and scrutiny across policing, fire and rescue and criminal justice, leading a team of Policy and Scrutiny Officers. You will develop and manage key priority work and innovative policy projects to meet needs and address gaps, and engage the Office in new areas of interest. You will lead the design, configuration and delivery of the scrutiny programme by which the Commissioner holds North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to account. You will manage key stakeholder relationships including with executive managers, Chief Officer Teams and senior partners and stakeholders locally and nationally.

We are looking for a proactive, highly capable individual, with previous experience of policy development and performance management and scrutiny within a large and complex organisation. You will be keen to take the initiative, have a solution-based, analytical approach and work to maximise opportunities, with a proven track record of implementing and developing multiple work streams against well-defined delivery targets. It is essential to possess well-developed communication and interpersonal skills which can be adapted to all levels of the organisation. We will be offering support and development to enable you to make the most of this opportunity.



The opportunity is advertised on a whole-time secondment basis. Applicants wishing to discuss other patterns of working, including how the role might be fulfilled alongside aspects of their current role are encouraged to take up the option of an informal exploratory conversation with the Interim Assistant Chief Executive.

The postholder will be line managed by the Interim Assistant Chief Executive & Deputy Monitoring Officer and the role has a relationship of direct access with the Commissioner.

Flexible working conditions apply in line with good practice and business need, and we are open to remote working options.


How to Apply

Applications Open – Tuesday 08 September 2020

Closing Date – Sunday 27 September 2020 at 23:55

Shortlisting - w/c 28 September 2020

Interviews – 07 October 2020

Applicants are invited to submit a brief CV accompanied by an Expression of Interest to Tina.James-McGrath@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk  (DO NOT CLICK APPLY BELOW)

Expressions of Interest should include:

  • How you meet the skills, experience and qualifications specified in the job description;

  • Why the role is right for you and for the OPFCC, in terms of your skills and experience in relation to the role you would be undertaking;

  • What you would hope to glean in professional development terms, from the opportunity for secondment into this role;

  • Professional development that the OPFCC might invest in you to assist you to excel in the role, during the secondment; and

  • Confirmation that your current line manager supports your secondment into the role if you are selected.

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