Interim Chief Executive

Job Description

Job title

Interim Chief Executive



Place of work

Darby House – Wellingborough

Hours of work


Purpose of the job
  • To lead across the strategic coordination of the Commissioner’s priorities and responsibilities, ensuring vision, engagement, delivery and communication.
  • To represent the PCC across executive, senior stakeholder and governmental relationships. To secure effective and highly productive relationships with key partner agencies, including local government and wider public services.
  • To cultivate with the senior staff of the Commission a highly innovative and effective organisation, providing dynamic leadership.


Main responsibilities
    • To appoint, manage, motivate and develop the staff of the OPCC, and to have responsibility for advising the Commissioner on the Office structure and pay and conditions of staff;
    • To communicate at an executive level with senior stakeholders within and beyond the County, forging high-level relationships, fostering strategic partnerships, influencing key investment and policy decisions and enhancing the reputation and influence of the OPCC. Ensure that the OPCC significantly contributes to national considerations concerning policing and public safety;
    • To work together with the Chief Finance Officer to shape the strategic planning of priorities and management of resources across the Commissioner’s budget and programme, and in particular to drive at an executive/strategic level the Commissioner’s portfolio for transformational change;
    • To provide strategic direction and advice to the Commissioner in fulfilling his functions and providing professional leadership, responsibility and management for the overall strategy and operational framework for the delivery of all public facing activities for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, ensuring that all statutory and legal obligations are met.
    • To operate within the APACE Statement on the Role of the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer of the Police, Fire and Crime Commission;
    • To undertake the statutorily defined duties of the Chief Executive to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011: including being the head of paid service; exercising the role of monitoring officer; and ensuring an efficient and effective Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissoner;
    • To lead strategically across the development and delivery of policy and practice, creating and implementing the content of the Commissioner’s programme.
    • Work with partners to drive and support the development of safeguarding, early intervention and educational policy and practice that maximizes outcomes achieved by the early help support system;
    • To deputize and to formally represent the Police and Crime Commissioner, as required.

Person Specification

Role Specific Essential Criteria
    • Demonstrable experience of developing strategy, policy-thinking and implementing practice across early intervention initiatives;
    • Proven experience in leading on both policy and public involvement activity, including shaping and delivering relevant functions at a managerial level, and delivering across policy and involvement agenda in a complex and political environment
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or possess significant experience commensurate with the role;
    • Experience as a leader in the public sector with experience working across settings, including the third sector, local authorities and the police;
    • Experience embedding early intervention into the culture of organisations;
    • Experience of designing, developing and implementing projects in various settings, including educational establishments and community-based organisations;
    • Strong stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills across sectors and at all levels of an organisations;
    • An understanding of equality and diversity issues appropriate to the role.