Director of Centre for Police Productivity


Posted on 29th May 2024

Director of Centre for Police Productivity

Job summary

Are you a visionary leader with a passion for data-driven transformation in policing? The College of Policing is looking for a dynamic and experienced Director to lead our brand-new Centre for Police Productivity (CPP). As part of the College's Executive Team, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of policing, driving productivity through embedding innovation, data management, exploitation and analysis, and championing new technologies.

Job description

In this role, you’ll have the unique opportunity to design and lead the Centre for Police Productivity, establishing it as the driving force for productivity improvement in policing. Your mandate will include setting up a Policing Data Hub, a critical initiative aimed at developing new data tools for measuring and improving productivity and performance, grounded in high quality, consistent national data. You’ll also be giving hands-on support to police forces to embed innovation, improve their data use, analytics capability, performance, and productivity, ensuring rapid and demonstrable positive results.

As a senior leader within the College, you’ll collaborate closely with the Executive Team and the Board to set a clear strategic vision and plan for the organisation, translating it into impactful programmes that have a positive impact on policing. Managing relationships with key stakeholders across policing, the criminal justice system and Government, will be essential to effectively tackle systemic issues and ensure the College's role in addressing system-wide problems is appropriately understood and recognised.

You’ll lead by example, championing ethics, integrity, and diversity in the workplace and across the police service. Building and leading a strong senior leadership team will be crucial to delivering strategic objectives, as well as fostering a culture of continuous improvement and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across all activities. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

Person specification

The successful candidate will have a master’s level qualification or significant equivalent experience in a relevant field, along with proven leadership experience in driving organisational change and achieving complex objectives. With a budget for the centre of around £8 million, political and financial acumen along with the experience to manage substantial budgets are essential. You’ll also have a strong knowledge of data analytics technologies, AI, and machine learning. 

Join us in making a tangible difference to policing productivity and effectiveness. If you’re ready to lead transformative change and have the skills and experience we're looking for, we want to hear from you.

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