Executive Project Officer

Home Working 

Full Time (37 Hours) - Temporary to 31.03.2025

£35,223 - £39,942 per annum

Friday 2 December 2022 at 5pm

Please quote Ref: C1289 on application form


The National Policing Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP) is a diverse, passionate and multi-disciplinary team working across all of England and Wales with an aim to coordinate and enhance the police services response to vulnerability.

We have a range of professionals on the team: people from the charity sector, academics, police officers all with wide ranging expertise.

We are looking for an Executive Project Officer to join the VKPP, this is a full-time role, 37 hours per week. This person will have line management responsibility, provide support to the Senior Leadership Team and in addition, provide direct support to the Director and Deputy Director to ensure the efficient operation of the VKPP.

This is a homeworking role, with a requirement to travel and work at other establishments nationally as may be reasonably required. There will be an expectation for occasional overnight stays.  Travel and expenses will be reimbursed in line with police staff council conditions of service. If you are working from London, London weighting will apply.

We have a range of benefits in addition to the salary available:

  • 24 days holiday per year in addition to public holidays
  • We operate a Flexi-time scheme, a working schedule which allows employees to choose when to start and end their workday, and/or how long to take their break for, within agreed limits set by line managers. 
  • Option of joining the local government pension scheme
  • Option of joining the staff association, Unison, and enjoying the benefits this provides
  • All expenses such as travel and meals when travelling for work
  • Blue Light Card with 100s of discounts
  • Paid-for training available and the opportunity to have mentoring, development is encouraged
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) A confidential service, available 365 days a year, 24/7, free of charge.  To provide around the clock support and guidance to help you manage work and personal stressors, as well as support you through lifestyle changes. 
  • Support Networks that provide information and an opportunity to share an experience as well as offer advice and support to members.

This role is grant funded until 31/03/25.

Hours of work are up to full time, and this is negotiable. The post is offered on a fixed term contract. We would also consider secondments.  

Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP)

The VKPP was launched in 2018 in response to a growing and changing demand picture across policing. This was with a view to developing the evidence base and related policing responses to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and adults at risk to reduce offending and improve outcomes for those impacted. Funded by the Home Office, the VKPP has grown rapidly and is expected to employ around 60 people this financial year. The VKPP work in collaboration with a range of wider partners to support policing’s leaders develop joined up evidence-based responses to some of policing’s most demanding and complex areas.  For more information:  (vkpp.org.uk)

The VKPP report into AC Louisa Rolfe, National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Lead for Violence and Public Protection. For more information: About (npcc.police.uk)

VKPP workstreams

Across the programme there are multiple workstreams taking place that look to support the VKPP aim and support police forces nationally. Many of these projects focus on direct engagement with forces and partners in order to gain an understanding of current practice, identification of gaps and exploration of opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning. For more information: VKPP work | Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme

VKPP’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) commitment:

VKPP are committed to EDI- please see our EDI commitment on our website:  Equality and Diversity | Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (vkpp.org.uk)

VKPP are committed to carry out blind recruitment.  Hiring managers also receive regular inputs around EDI. 

We appreciate not every candidate will meet every requirement for the role. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you! 

You will find the main activities and essential criteria of the role on the Job Description for the role:

The VKPP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]