Commissioners Officer for Offending and Justice

Location: Harrogate Police Station, Beckwith Head Rd, Harrogate

Salary: Scale SO1 (£33,915 - £35,982)

Contract: Permanent / Full Time



We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Commissioners Officer to join the Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC).


As a Commissioners Officer, you will have excellent organisational skills, with finely attuned attention to detail, and the ability to deal with complex matters confidentially and accurately. You will be aligned to an Offending and Justice portfolio area, where you will be expected to develop detailed expertise, and to provide advice and work for the Commissioner and the OPFCC in Offending and Justice.


You will be supporting the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Director of Commissioning and Partnerships, by developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive policy, in line with national and local priorities. You will also be responsible for scrutinising work and performance, against the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan and other strategies as appropriate.



Key Responsibilities of a Commissioners Officer for Offending and Justice:

  • Providing professional advice, consultancy, and support.
  • Producing specific assignments and deliverables, in support of the OPFCC Delivery Plan. You will also produce regular comprehensive reports for dissemination to senior managers.
  • Supporting the delivery of projects in support of policy development, implementation, and scrutiny.
  •  Researching and expertly collating information from various sources, to provide understanding, insight, and recommendations.
  • Identifying and undertaking/managing research into current and emerging issues, both locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Analysing and impact assessing research findings on policing, community safety issues and victims’ services.
  • Bringing new ideas around assessing best practice within policing, community safety and other providers as appropriate.


What you will bring to the role:

  • Experience of carrying out a range of research projects, using qualitative and quantitative approaches ideally from design to dissemination.
  • An education to degree level or equivalent qualifications/experience, where you have developed policy/research methods, data handling, analysis, and reporting.
  • Ability to identify and interpret patterns/trends, and present and communicate this effectively.
  • Knowledge of best practice in consultation and public engagement.
  • Excellent IT skills, with use of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to have the ability to address groups and individuals across a range of disciplines and levels, including Senior Management.
  • The ability to multi-task, and to work individually on projects or as part of a team.

You will be working in a public office, which means there is scrutiny on the performance of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and their office. You will therefore be expected to uphold the highest standards of personal integrity and conduct, abiding by the Nolan Principles of Standards in Public Life.



In addition, we can offer a range of benefits including:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Inclusion and Diversity support networks.
  • Support for further professional development.
  • Access to a fantastic range of exclusive discounts on well-known online and high street retailers.
  • Unison is the recognised Trade union within NYP.


Please see the Job Description for more information - Commissioners Officer.pdf


To arrange an informal conversation about the role and / or any queries or questions relating to transferring to the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority, please contact Sarah Davies -


Closing date:  Monday 12th February 2024 @ 09:00am.

Interviews: Week Commencing 19th February 2024.

Commissioners Officer for Offending and Justice