ESMCP Project Officer
Are you looking for a new challenge?
The South West Beat: More than Radio Programme (formally ESMCP, the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme) will deliver a new safe and secure national Emergency Services Network (ESN) for the South West, which will replace the current national Airwave network and is designed to evolve with the needs of policing. Using 4G LTE technology the new Emergency Services Network will be the first of its kind globally and will create a digital environment, for the benefit of all emergency services.
Our mission is to deliver a safe and secure Emergency Services Network by being innovative in our thinking, pioneering and challenging in our approach and collaborative in our ways of working.
Within the South West the five South West Police and Crime Commissioners have mandated that this programme be delivered through a single regional programme, so as to realise long term benefits for the region. The Beat: More Than Radio Programme has responsibility of transitioning over 16,000 police users to a safe and effective Emergency Service Network and the Project Officer role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of this innovative national and regional agenda. The programme is currently in the mobilisation phase, and transition to the new Emergency Service Network is expected to commence in 2021.
You must have previous experience of project and organisational development work in a business or public service environment. The successful candidate will also have experience of collating, processing and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data, plus experience of conducting research and options appraisals and presenting findings through professional reports. The post holder should be qualified to a degree level or equivalent educational/work standard and have previous experience of research work. Good communication skills are essential, and a working knowledge of project management methodology is desirable.
Location of work will be either Middlemoor (Devon and Cornwall Police HQ) or Portishead (Avon and Somerset Police). It should be noted that travel will be required, so successful candidates must be able and willing to travel across the South West area.
All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.
If an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy / in need of redeployment has applied for this role and pass the selection process they will be offered the role over the remaining internal and / or external applicants.
Please indicate or advise if you have any reasonable adjustments we may need to consider at any stage of your application.
Please be advised we are unable to supply any feedback after shortlisting.
Please note that this is a temporary post. If selected, internal applicants will need to decide if you wish to take up the position knowing that you will be giving up the right to your substantive post.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are currently under-represented including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions, gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve. All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.