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Head of Performance & Analysis

Devon & Cornwall Police
Exeter, Devon
£62,484 - £70,476 per annum
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Public and Third sector, Police Service
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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Devon and Cornwall are home to over 1.7 million people, with 11 million more visiting us every year.  We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our policing and are proud that our crime rates are among the very lowest in the country. Come to Devon & Cornwall Police and use your qualities of leadership and relationship management, alongside your performance management expertise to help us deliver world class, sustainable policing in the peninsula.

About the role

As Head of Performance & Analysis you will be head of profession for performance and analysis in Devon & Cornwall Police, leading a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to support operational policing and organisational development.

You will set organisational and operational priorities, focus activity against them and ensure continuous improvement across the organisation. 

You will develop and provide specialist products, advice, and decisions across a wide range of areas including performance management and analysis, consultation, inspection, crime audit, planning and risk management.

Succeed in this role and you will have provided the platform of performance, insight and intelligence that powers our transformation and underpins our drive for improvement.  At the same time you will have worked closely with senior officers and staff to develop approaches that ensure our performance continues to improve and places us at the forefront of policing excellence.

About you

This is a position for a performance management expert with a track record of delivery and improvement in a complex public sector setting.  You will demonstrate the independence and resilience to challenge accepted practice, recommend innovative solutions and secure their implementation.  Your highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills will be critical in building trust with senior officers and staff while your positive mindset and strong orientation to delivering solutions will ensure you quickly build a reputation as someone who gets things done.

Why this role?

You will have the opportunity to contribute at a national level, establishing a profile for both Devon & Cornwall Police and yourself at the forefront of new approaches to performance and analysis in policing.

You will be joining an internationally recognised and award-winning police force, a world leader in the development and deployment of digital technology.  

We continue to invest heavily in the wellbeing of our people, recognising that healthy and well staff provide quality services to communities.

How to apply

For an initial discussion about the role please contact our retained recruitment partner, Mark Bearn of HAYS Executive on 07872 672290.

Please click on the apply button to access a candidate pack, including a role profile and further information on the recruitment process. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th October 2021.

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