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Policy Officer (PFCC)

Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Essex, CM3 8HB

Advert Closing Date: 29/03/2024

Starting Salary: £39,036.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)

Part/Full Time: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Mon-Fri

Weekend/Evening Working: No

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex (PFCC) is seeking an exceptional candidate to help research, develop and present policy opportunities and best practice for policing, fire and rescue and wider community safety services across Essex.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence local and national issues, promote innovation and help deliver better emergency services. They will network widely within the emergency services sector nationally to discover best practice and work with subject leads across the PFCC’s team to provide high quality advice.

The role will also help develop clear and compelling cases to effect change with local and national government.

We are looking for somebody with a strong understanding of current issues and challenges within policing, fire and rescue services and the wider criminal justice system, somebody who has a keen eye for detail, is educated to degree level or with an equivalent level of experience and has the proven ability to effect major policy development.

Within your application please evidence the following skills / experience:

  • An understanding of current issues and challenges within policing, fire and rescue services and the wider criminal justice system.
  • The ability to lead and effect major policy development.
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to work both quickly and accurately to a consistently high standard under pressure.
  • Educated to degree level or possessing equivalent relevant experience.

It would be desirable, however not essential, for applicants to have previous experience or knowledge on legislative and policy framework in which the PFCC operates, an understanding of public sector governance arrangements and Experience of operating in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

Offices are based at Kelvedon Park, which provides onsite parking opportunities. The PFCC offers agile working which designates that certain roles can offer flexibility in terms of place of work, including some home working.

In the event that home working is agreed for the successful candidate, there will be a requirement to regularly attend the contractual workplace, as agreed with the line manager.

For further information about this opportunity please contact [email protected]

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of any protected characteristic you may have.

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Volunteer Roles:

Essex Restorative Justice & Mediation Service Volunteer Facilitator

Would you like to join us as a volunteer?

Our Restorative Justice Volunteers rate us 4.7 out of 5 as a service to volunteer for, and have these comments about their role:

“We make people’s lives a little happier.”

“I like having personal responsibility to deliver a professional service and satisfaction of knowing what I do can improve the lives of people.”

“Just to say thank you to everyone for being fantastic. Anytime I attend team meeting it’s like a family gathering. We get to learn from one another.”

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer facilitator, please look at and complete the forms below. We will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Essex Restorative Justice & Mediation Service Volunteer Facilitator

RJ Volunteer Application Form

The Essex Independent Custody Visiting Scheme

Recruiting has reopened for volunteers to join our panel of Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs). The scheme plays a crucial role in helping to ensure the welfare and dignity of people detained in police custody.

The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Independent Custody Visitors are a panel of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police custody suites across Essex. Visits take place in pairs at various times of the day and night and each ICV carries out approximately 3 visits per month. They report on the treatment of detainees and conditions within the custody suite, helping to ensure that police and the public have the highest confidence in the safety and welfare of those detained.

Completely autonomous from the Police, Independent Custody Visitors have the right to access custody suites and speak directly to the detainees. Visitors complete a report and record their findings, including any issues raised.

The ICV scheme in Essex is committed to ensuring that its panel members reflect the communities they represent, and we welcome applications from all age groups and all walks of life. Full training and support is provided and members also have the opportunity to attend regular meetings and conferences to further develop their skills.

The posts are voluntary and unpaid, but travel expenses are fully reimbursed. Applicants must be aged 18 and over and recruitment is subject to police vetting.

If you’re interested in the role and would like to know more, you can visit:, or email [email protected] application, we may contact you for more information. If your application is successful, we will ask you to come in and meet the team. All volunteers are subject to Essex Police Vetting procedures.

Team Values

 Working as part of the team here is rewarding and varied. We have shared values, standards and support each other.

Team Values

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Page updated on 28/02/2023.


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

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