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Head of Efficiency and Resources Unit

Contract Type
Business Administration, Human Resources, Public Sector
The role is based in London, travel around the UK
£70,000 - £85,000
Expiry Date
This is a unique opportunity to lead a key unit within Crime, Policing and Fire Group (CPFG).

Job Description

The post holder is responsible for around 30 staff supporting work on police funding, police efficiency and productivity, police and criminal justice strategy and fire funding and efficiencies. Police funding and the effective running of the criminal justice system are key priorities for both the Home Secretary and the Prime Minister, and attract a large amount of media and parliamentary scrutiny. The successful candidate can expect to be briefing the Home Secretary on a regular basis.

This is a busy role which requires the successful candidate to manage a range of complex issues, including financial, and to have a good understanding of the wider political and operational context. The team consists of a mix of finance and policy professionals.


Job description


The post holder will report to the CPFG Director of Strategy.

Your key responsibilities will include:

• Developing the Home Office’s medium term understanding of police services’ financial plans and pressures, including by further developing force level analysis, and negotiating and delivering the annual police settlement;

• Working across the Home Office to develop, negotiate and implement law enforcement and fire funding proposition for Spending Review;

• Leading on developing work around improving police and fire efficiency and productivity, including through driving forward more collaborative procurement;

• Effectively leading on a range of policy measures including the Police Special Grant and other centrally funded police operations, the National and International Capital City grants paid to the London forces, and police charging for services;

• Leading work in the Home Office to ensure the Criminal Justice System operates as effectively as possible, including being the principal departmental lead.

• Leading the Unit including managing 3 Grade 6 direct reports and being an active member of the Group’s corporate leadership team point of contact for the Royal Commission;



Essential Criteria

• Senior leadership experience with a consistent record of leading and managing diverse teams;

• Strong financial experience and strategic and analytical skills;

• Excellent stakeholder management and an ability to influence effectively, especially in environments where there have been complex partnerships, with competing and sometimes challenging priorities;

• Experience of working effectively across organisational boundaries and with operational partners;

• Experience of, or an ability to, operate effectively in a political environment; and,

• The flexibility and personal resilience to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances in an environment of regular scrutiny by the media, public and others and to cope well under pressure.




• Learning and development tailored to your role

• An environment with flexible working options

• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

• A Civil Service pension