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Division / Department – Corporate Development
Grade – Grade H
Status – Full Time and Part Time Available
Contract Type – Permanent
Salary Grade Range – £31,780 – £37,969
Working Hours – 36.0 Hours per Week

The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range and will be pro-rata if the working hours are less than full time.

The Role

The Strategic Governance Officers will work together as an omnicompetent team sharing responsibility for delivery across the wide range of activity.

We are seeking proactive and engaging candidates who want to make a difference to Surrey Police.

Key Responsibilities

The Corporate Development Department (CDD), and Service Improvement Team within CDD, exists to:
• Creation and maintenance of a forward-looking direction, business plan and strategy for Surrey Police
• Identification and management of risk linked to business planning, investment and strategy
• Identification, promotion and dissemination of best practice and innovation
• Positive engagement with academia, think tanks, national policing bodies, and partner agencies
• Ensuring the organisation learns from internal and external inspections
• Developing evidence-driven insight to spot risks, issues and opportunities; assisting business owners
• Positive and proactive engagement with HMICFRS and other inspection and audit functions
• Positive and proactive engagement with the PCC and their Office
• Oversight and monitoring of work in response to inspection reports and recommendations
Key Accountabilities are detailed in the attached Job description.

Skills & Experience

Education to degree level or equivalent by experience.
Extensive experience of business planning, strategic development and/or organisational learning.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of a range of research methods and their optimal use.
Significant experience of analysing information to extract meaningful conclusions and professionally presenting these to a range of stakeholders in document format and/or verbal briefings.
Highly efficient planning and organisational skills.
Strong knowledge and understanding of the principal inspection methodologies in a policing context.
Knowledge of the police service and the context in which it operates.
Ability to manage a number of activities and research projects concurrently.
The ability to effectively research and collate information.
The ability to professionally present material in formal reports to a high standard and verbally present these to a range of stakeholders when required.
Strong interpersonal skills with external and internal people of different ranks and grades.
Must be cleared to SC level or be prepared to undertake such clearance.

Further Information

For more information about the role, please contact: Ch/Insp. Dave Mason-Head of Service Improvement or Dr Sally Wilson-Head of Surrey Corporate Development Department [email protected] 31892 or 07720042962 [email protected]

Candidates who are shortlisted will be required to prepare a short presentation, to be prepared prior to the interview. Template and presentation topic will be provided upon successful shortlisting.

We recognise that our people are balancing demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work. We welcome applications and discussion with candidates who want to work full-time or part-time/flexible hours.

This vacancy will be based at Headquarters, Guildford. Please note that in 2024 Surrey Police Headquarters is due to move to Leatherhead.

Additional Information

Following submission of your application you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application attached. Occasionally emails from this address can fall into spam/junk folders so please ensure this is checked regularly. You may wish to consider adding [email protected] to your address/contact list to ensure you receive all communications.

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process.

If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, please ensure that you discuss your application with your line manager before submitting an application. If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager.

Please note that not all jobs are available for internal candidates across both Forces, the current agreed recruitment principles are;
– vacancies in collaborated units are available to all officers and staff across both Forces
– vacancies in non-collaborated units are only available to officers and staff within the Force with the vacancy unless it is advertised externally. If the vacancy is advertised externally and an officer or member of staff from the other Force is success it will result in a transfer of employment.

Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts.

Applications will only be accepted by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. CVs are not accepted as part of our recruitment process.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It’s really important that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we know that as an organisation we’ll grow from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity brings; all of which help us deliver a better policing service. We strive to ensure how we deliver our services, provide information and how we recruit is open and accessible to all.

We have multiple staff support groups who help to improve our understanding of minority issues and ensure they are reflected in our work. We are proud members of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident, a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.


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