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Chief Finance Officer

We are looking for an exceptional individual with strong communication skills and experience of giving advice on strategic financial management at Board level with a proven record of accomplishments within a senior financial environment.

You will be joining a high performing team and play a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of the Police and Crime Commissioners objectives through their police and crime plan.

Hours of work are 22.50 per week

Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 pro rata

Location: Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, OCC, Wymondham

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

This role will fulfil the responsibilities of the Section 151 statutory Chief Finance Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The role holder will work closely with the Chief Constable’s Chief Finance Officer to provide assurance to the Police and Crime Commissioner about the financial sustainability of Norfolk Constabulary.

Candidates must be qualified accountants from any of those recognised by the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies (CCAB).

Essential Criteria:

  • Substantial experience of operating at a strategic level, preferably within a political or high-profile environment
  • Evidence of continual professional and personal development with awareness of latest developments, thinking and best practice in change management and leadership
  • Substantial experience of managing large budgets, including the management of financial planning, budget setting and medium-term strategies
  • Experience of estates and asset management, procurement and commissioning
  • Given section 151 responsibility the post holder must be a qualified accountant with a CCAB professional body, preferably CIPFA
  • Knowledge of the financial environment within which policing operates
  • Ability to network and build effective partnerships both internally and externally
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of scrutiny, audit, governance and risk management arrangements
  • Able to demonstrate strong commitment to innovation and performance management

Application packs are available by emailing: or by visiting the Norfolk Constabulary website.

Completed applications must be returned to the same email.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 28 June 2024 by 3pm.

Community Safety Officer

We are looking for an analytical and enthusiastic person to join a growing team responding to strategic community safety issues across Norfolk. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and able to manage a diverse workload, leading on work-streams from start to finish.

The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) houses the Community Safety Team responsible for managing the Norfolk Community Safety Partnership (NCSP) on behalf of its partner authorities. This is a unique and innovative approach, aligning key community safety stakeholders with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and enabling progressive partnership working to tackle crime and disorder in Norfolk.

Hours of work are 37 hours a week.

Salary: £38,007 - £43,098

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Full job description and specification

The post holder will be directly responsible to support the management of the NCCSP on behalf of the partnership, key stakeholders and boards both at a county, locality, regional and national level.

They will support the development and implement the following:

• Community Safety Strategy and associated delivery plans; county and locality level
• Measure the impact of NCCSP activity and outcomes utilising and evidence-based methodology
• Provide policy leadership on NCCSP priorities and thematic areas of vulnerability

The post holder will work to develop a framework to measure the impact of the activity of the outcomes of the NCCSP action plans at a local and county level. The post holder will provide policy leadership on the priorities of the NCCSP and respond dynamically to any new or emerging key thematic priorities.

Essential Criteria:

  • Possession of a relevant degree /professional qualification and/or demonstrable experience within the field of community safety. Supporting the development and delivering of multi- agency strategy and action plans, monitoring the delivery of action plans and outcomes and conducting policy analysis and writing/presenting reports. Knowledge of funding bids
  • As above. Degree level qualification and/or demonstrable experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with an ability to adapt style to suit different audiences
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, with the ability to be flexible, respond positively to change, and work effectively under pressure and deal with conflicting priorities
  • Strong IT skills including a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Knowledge of National, regional and local government structures, including departments and responsibilities
  • Performance monitoring of strategies, delivery plans
  • Data analysis skills to a high standard to inform others in making clear and robust decisions. Effective report writing and presentation skills
  • Confident with regards to scoping a concern, identifying evidence-based approaches/process and make sound recommendations
  • Interpersonal skills and integrity necessary to gain and sustain the confidence of colleagues at all levels at the OPCCN, Norfolk Constabulary, strategic partners and voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Ability to drive as required and attend remote locations across Norfolk County

Desirable Criteria:

  • Actively takes an interest in the research of issues within the area of Social policy
  • Development of policy/strategy in the public sector to achieve positive outcomes

How to apply

Application packs are available by emailing: or by visiting the Norfolk Constabulary website.

Completed applications must be returned to the same email.

Closing date for applications is: Monday 24 June 2024 by 8am

Volunteer vacancies

We are always on the look out for volunteers to join our Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) Scheme or our Independent Advisory Group (IAG).

You can find more information about both schemes below:

Independent Custody Visitors

Independent Advisory Group