Engagement and Events Manager

Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner
£31,425 - £40,419
Contract Type: 
Full Time
37 hours per week
South West
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Are you highly motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and organised?

Do you have strong experience in community engagement and events management?

Are you passionate about empowering people on issues affecting their communities – particularly those who are under-represented or vulnerable?

If so we want to hear from you at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Avon and Somerset.

We are hiring an Engagement and Events Manager to oversee the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) programme of engagement with people living in our area.A key role for the PCC is to be the voice of local people in policing and scrutinise and hold the police to account for their service to communities. This new role in our organisation will help to improve the strategic management and mapping of our stakeholder engagement at the OPCC. As well as Community Engagement, you will support engagement with OPCC partner agency and stakeholder engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a hard-working, skilled and inclusive team to support the PCC, Mark Shelford, to lead improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of policing, victim support and criminal justice services on behalf of local people.

PCCs are elected by local people every four-years to oversee the police in their area, setting the budget and strategic priorities. PCCs also commission services for victims, review complaints about the police, influence change in the criminal justice landscape and conduct statutory consultation with local people on policing and its budgets.

You will work closely with the Head of Communications and Engagement to ensure the PCCs engagement programme supports the OPCC Business Objectives and works seamlessly with communications.

You will work within a small team with responsibility for all areas of internal and external engagement including researching and horizon scanning for weekly community engagement days, police engagement days, and delivery of a new stakeholder mapping and management system.

You will need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude, be hands-on, able to work highly effectively in a small team and multi-task. To thrive in this role, you will be a proactive team-player, with outstanding organisation and communication skills.

This is a challenging and rewarding role which requires experience of engagement, commitment and, ideally, knowledge of policing, criminal justice or local government sectors and/or of working with senior elected officials.

The role is permanent and the hours are full-time. Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

The OPCC has a strong focus on employing people that best fit with the ethos and culture of our team and are looking for someone that will embrace our values of Openness, Partnership, Compassion and Courage.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 13 October, 2022 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

Application is via compentency based application form. Please visit our websute for role details and applixcation pack. Engagement and Events Manager | OPCC for Avon and Somerset (avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk)

Closing deadline is 12 noon 13 October 2022.

Contact Person: 
Kate Watson
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
01278 646 188
Postal Address: 
Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8JJ