Job opportunity

Research Officer – West Midlands PCC


Closing date: 29 May 2020

This is an ideal role for a newly qualified graduate who is interested in, or has aspirations of future working in the public sector, politics or eventually in public office. If you want to make a difference to society, work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and have excellent research, analytical and communication skills, this could be for you.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing first class personal support and research for the Commissioner, and the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner on policing, public affairs and local government, current affairs; analysing a range of documentation from Home Office reports to the performance data of West Midlands Police, and producing detailed briefings. You will support the Commissioner on a day-to-day basis, and also attend regular meetings and events with the Commissioner and the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.  You will have the opportunity to manage projects and attend relevant training courses.

The post will be part of the Communications Team and will also involve drafting media responses, updating the website, and producing social media content.

The West Midlands is a vibrant and diverse part of the country and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a personal commitment to promoting diversity and racial equality.

For an informal confidential conversation in relation to these posts, please contact Richard Costello, Head of Communications, [email protected]

For more information about the work of the PCC please visit his website

Further details

The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to equality and diversity.

Fixed term post to 31 August 2021

Grade: Band C – £20,619 – £28,023

Directly Responsible to: Head of Media and Communications

Directly responsible for: N/A

Location:  Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Lloyd House, Birmingham City Centre

Closing date: 12 noon, 29 May 2020

Interviews will be held virtually: Week commencing 15 June, likely to be the in the afternoon of 17 or 18 June

This is a politically restricted post.

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Job Details

Organisation: WMPCC

Location: Birmingham

Salary range: £20,000 - £30,000

Closing date: 29 May 2020

Contract type: Permanent

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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

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