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In this section you can find out more information on any current vacancies in the OPCC, our panels and committees and our Custody Visiting Scheme.

Vacancy – Communications & Engagement Officer

In this role you will provide effective communication between the Office of the OPCC (Police and Crime Commissioner), TVP Communities and Partner Agencies by creating and implementing communications / engagement plans.

The successful candidate will be adept at media management, crisis communications, event management, public engagement and have a proven track record with big hitting campaigns. You will also have knowledge and experience of public and stakeholder engagement practices and techniques and be able to assess their effectiveness and value. You will have a nationally recognised qualification or equivalent relevant experience in communications, public relations or journalism together with experience of organising and managing such activities in a complex working environment.

We want someone who is flexible, given that some events are in the evenings and  weekends, and who is happy to travel across the Thames Valley as and when needed, requiring a full UK driving licence.

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 4 December 2022. Interviews will take place on 15 December 2022.

For further details and to apply, please visit the Thames Valley Police recruitment website.

Vacancy – Victims Delivery Officer (Fixed Term Contract/Secondment)

In this role you will provide project management and wider support to the transformation of victim’s provision across the Thames Valley to improve outcomes for victims. Including supporting the OPCC Victims Team to design and recommission evidence-based victims’ services.

The successful candidates will have experience of communicating with a wide range of people including knowledge of effective communication practices and techniques and demonstrating an aptitude and ability to accurately use relevant computer systems.  Good time management and organisational skills are required with the ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise a demanding workload whilst adhering to deadlines and demonstrating a high degree of accuracy.  The capability to work as part of a team to problem solve and make decisions is essential together with being able to develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. 

 The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 4 December 2022.

For further details and to apply, please visit the Thames Valley Police recruitment website.

Volunteers – Independent Custody Visitors

We are always open to expressions of interest in joining our Custody Visiting Scheme. For more information and the application from please visit Independent Custody Visitors.

Volunteers – Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel

Recruitment of two Independent Co-Opted Members

Two community-minded individuals are being sought to join the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel; the body which is tasked with holding the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner to account across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire.

The role of the co-optees is to act as an independent voice on the Panel, which monitors, scrutinises and supports the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Selection will be based on the knowledge, skills and expertise the individuals can bring to the role. The co-optees could have a professional background in an area such as community safety, criminal justice or victim support; alternatively, a strong track record of relevant voluntary work would be just as valuable. Applications are being particularly encouraged from under-represented groups.

The Panel is made up of 18 local authority Councillors, representing 14 local authorities in the Thames Valley Police force area (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire), and two Independent Co-Opted Members.

Anyone interested in applying for the independent co-optee role must be able to dedicate around one day per month and attend a minimum of six meetings each year at varying locations across the Thames Valley. Co-optees would serve a four-year term. No allowance is paid for the roles, but travel expenses will be paid and all relevant training will be provided.

For more information and to request an application pack, please telephone the Panel’s Scrutiny Officer, Khalid Ahmed on 07990 368048 or email khalid.ahmed@oxfordshire.gov.uk

For further information on the role of the panel, please visit the Police and Crime Panel webpage on the Oxfordshire County Council website.

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