Vulnerability Coordination Centre (VCC) Manager
Full time (37 hours) - Temporary to 31 March 2020
Band I: £47,919 – £52,287 per annum
7 November 2018 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: C323 on application form
Vulnerability and serious violence include some of the most complex and growing forms of reported criminality to policing nationally. The Vulnerability Coordination Centre (VCC) has been established to work in collaboration with law enforcement across England and Wales to understand the extent of current practice and improve the collective response to these threats. Through a range of activities, the VCC aims to identify emerging innovative practice (supporting its subsequent evaluation), understand the gaps and develop the wider practice and policy landscape. Funding for the VCC is in place till March 2020 via a joint Police Transformation Grant to the College of Policing and National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) via Chief Constable Simon Bailey.
The VCC manager will be responsible for the effective operational delivery of the VCC’s activities ensuring effective translation of the strategic intent and objectives set by the Head of VCC. Working in close collaboration with the Head of VCC the post holder will be required to manage VCC staff and provide appropriate oversight of their activities ensuring they are delivered in line with required time frames and budgets. They may also be required to direct others assigned to projects both internally within the VCC and externally with other forces and partners. The VCC manager will be required to deputise for the Head of VCC and contribute to the development and refinement of strategic plans, policy positions and partner engagement. This will include developing and cultivating relationships with senior stakeholders up to chief officer level across police forces in England and Wales as well as senior stakeholders within Home Office, College of policing. HMICFRS, CPS, third sector and academia. This manager will also be required to represent the VCC in relevant national and regional strategic and operational forums.
It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:
- Extensive experience of working at a senior level within vulnerabilities and/or safeguarding arena
- Experience of working with academia, including working with institutes and/or academics to commission research, engage in experiments and translate findings to be used by police forces and partner agencies
- Experience in providing effective direction, co-ordination and consultancy support for the full life cycle of major organisational and/or national projects
- Experience of preparing business cases and associated documentation for project management
- Extensive experience of leadership, including leading change, people and managing performance with the ability to provide direction, co-ordination and motivation to his/her team engaged on a wide range of developmental activities
- Well-developed oral and written communication (including business case, report writing and presentation skills) for effective communication to a wide range of senior stakeholders
- Well-developed influencing and negotiation skills with proven interpersonal skills and confidence to liaise with key partner agencies, including Chief Officers, senior Civil Servants and other partners at a strategic level to discuss complex findings and proposals
- Proven organisational ability which demonstrates effective planning, management, prioritisation and sequencing of workload of self and others, and an enthusiasm, self-motivation and pro-activity to work with minimal supervision
- Proven ability to operate and move between strategic and operational level thinking and ability to translate strategy to operational delivery
- Basic keyboard skills and a proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Ability to travel across England and Wales as required
It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the issues facing policing nationally in terms of Vulnerability
- Degree / post graduate qualification
- Recognised professional qualification in project management such as Prince2 at practitioner level or equivalent experience
- Previous experience of working in a confidential environmental with personal responsibility for handling sensitive data
- Experience of managing or monitoring budgets
Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday. This post is offered on a temporary basis. Any applications for a secondment will require approval from management to be seconded up until 31 March 2020.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake relevant vetting checks to MV level.
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.
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Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].