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Position: Evidential Text Unit Assistant – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £14,928 – £18,525
LPU/Dept: Central Justice Service
Location: Central Birmingham

Post Ref: 63/14

27 hours per week

Applications are invited for the post of Evidential Text Assistant with the Evidential Text Unit on a twelve-month fixed-term contract basis.

Successful applicants will prepare typed Verbatim transcripts of interviews conducted under caution; summary records of interviews conducted under caution; Witness Statements; and 999 Emergency Telephone Call Transcripts. 

Keyboard skills and audio/copy-typing experience are essential.

The post-holder will have some telephone contact with police officers/ police staff members and must, therefore, possess good interpersonal skills and telephone techniques.

Applicants should also possess a good working knowledge of MS Excel and will ideally have previous experience of bespoke computer systems. 

For an application form, use the download links below.

Please return your completed form to: ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date is 29th April 2014.

Position: Deputy Head of Legal Services
Salary: £58,389 - £63,699
West Midlands Police/Staffordshire Police

This is a unique opportunity to assist in the design of a forward-thinking legal department.  West Midlands and Staffordshire Police Forces are embracing change and collaborative working through the provision of Joint Legal Services. As the deputy head of the service, you’ll enjoy the chance to influence the way in which the service responds to change.

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need drive, imagination and the ability to support the organisation through an exciting evolution.

A qualified Solicitor or Barrister with an extensive track record, you will have proven experience of leading a legal team. Experience of leading in technical legal areas that may include complex litigation employment law or other matters of significant reputational risk would be desirable.

Naturally, you’ll bring to the role expert knowledge and understanding of UK and European legislation, case law and codes of practice.

Good knowledge and experience of policing and police operations is also essential.
Excellent influencing and negotiation skills will be crucial.

For further information please contact, Lisa-Marie Smith, Head of Legal Services, on 0121 626 8301.

Please return your completed form to: ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date is 27th April 2014.

Position: Research Statistician (Full-time)
Salary: £26,658 - £32,547
LPU/Dept: Organisation and Service Development
Post Ref: 81/14

Organisation and Service Development require a research statistician to collect, analyse, interpret and present statistical information in relation to academic research and Evidence Based Policing.

The successful candidate will be responsible for addressing business problems, by identifying and prioritising those that have the most value to the organisation. This will include consulting with policing leads/project managers and agree data collection topics ensuring all ethical and legislative aspects are considered. They will examine data and provide previously hidden insights, interpreting statistical analysis for policy development, evaluation and monitoring, providing mathematical and statistical modelling to support organisational change

Applicants will design and manage experiments and surveys and deal with the initial collection of data; this will include processing and analysing data in context, looking for patterns to help make decisions; presenting findings to support improved efficiency and effective service delivery and advising on findings and recommending strategy.

Candidates will use their excellent communication skills to inform recommendations and conclusions across an organisations leadership’s structure; advising policy makers/decisions makers on key issues of current internal and external academic findings including writing and delivering reports to senior leaders within the organisation.

The candidate will evaluating force programmes and operations to determine best practice; designing and implementing pilots to assess the effectiveness of known academic findings and advise on and provide expert guidance on statistical methods and theory of statistics

Applicants must have the following essential requirements for use as paper sifting criteria

  • Minimum of a first degree or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in statistical analysis including research and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of research methodology and epistemology

Applicants need to show evidence of the following desirable requirements:

  • Strong foundation in computer science, statistics, modelling and or math
  • The ability to look at data from multiple sources and spot key trends.
  • High levels of numeracy and confidence in using statistical techniques and computer-based programs including Microsoft packages, database and specialist software for example SPSS
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; both written and oral
  • Organisational ability; including time management skills, the ability to prioritise work and deliver products against tight timescales
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in a range of organisations
  • Strong social research or social policy experience
  • High level of motivation and initiative and ability to think analytically; exploring issues thoroughly
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Display intellectual agility, statistical fluency, scientific rigour and a sceptical nature.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies such as Royal Statistical Society

For further information please contact Insp Gail Rumble - 0345 113 5000 ext 7630 3234.

For an application form, use the download links below.

Please return your completed form to: ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date is 2nd May 2014.

Position: Academic Researcher - Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £26,658 - £32,547
LPU/Dept: Organisation and Service Development
Post Ref: 80/14

The Organisation and Service Development department require an academic researcher to design, populate and manage a research hub; this will be populated by published research available both nationally and internationally. This is a part time post ideal for a PhD or PGR student; this may be a 12 or 24 month post dependent upon the applicant. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and creating a knowledge hub in conjunction with the IT department. This will be a database/virtual directory of all academic research that is searchable and accessible to all staff. This will have 3 domains, practitioner; academic and open source. They will conduct a systematic literature review to populate and maintain the data base ensuring all findings are available and link key recommendations to Learning and Development strategy for training and development of staff where appropriate

Applicants will engage stakeholders both internally and externally gaining organisational support. They will classify, assimilate and interpret data to direct policing leads, ensuring the security interface (e.g. intellectual property rights, data protection) is robust.

Applicants must have good interpersonal and communication skills which will be used to present findings as appropriate to Strategic meetings; develop the Strategic Academic Research Governance Board; provide input into preparation of events, meetings and presentations with potential academic partners and monitoring relationships and opportunities; support colleagues in maintaining a network of contacts in academic organisations.

Essential skills for the purpose of paper sifting criteria are:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in secondary research, typically Masters/Doctorate in a science/social science.
  • An understanding of methods in delivering rigorous research in science/social science.

Applicants need to show evidence of the following

  • High levels of numeracy and confidence in using statistical techniques. Experience of use of statistical software is an advantage.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; both written and oral
  • Organisational ability; including time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels in a range of organisations
  • High level of motivation and initiative and ability to think analytically; exploring issues thoroughly
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies such as British Psychological Society
  • Ability to work as part of a team

For further information please contact Insp Gail Rumble - 0345 113 5000 ext 7630 3234.

For an application form, use the download links below.

Please return your completed form to: ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date is 2nd May 2014.

Position: Operations Support Analyst
Salary: £26,658 to £37,332
LPU/Dept: ICT
Location: Aston, Birmingham
Post Ref: 40/14

This team is responsible for the support, coordination and development of all force IT applications. This team ensures we have our systems functioning and available when necessary.

As a Support Analyst you will be primarily responsible for supporting the existing applications within the force, and act as an entry point for faults, changes and other issues to the Operations and Technology unit – triaging and coordinating work between technical teams whilst maintaining a focus on the overall application or force service affected.

Skills required- You will have a broad knowledge of applications, software and legislation, confidently responding when issues arise and keeping disruption to a minimum. Most important of all, you’ll fully appreciate the importance and implications of keeping information secure and do your utmost to maintain the highest standards.

Your experience and knowledge will be built on an IT related qualification, ideally at degree or HNC level. You will have utilised development tools including but not limited to PL/SQL, Unix and Oracle technologies. An understanding of ITIL processes is required.
For further information on the role please see the attached job profile for any further queries contact Maria McDaid 841 3036

For an application form, use the download links below.

Please return your completed form to: ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date is 30th April 2014.

Position: Resource Allocation Dispatcher
Salary: £18,132 - £21,309 (plus relevant shift allowances)
LPU/Dept: Force Contact Department
Location: Central Birmingham
Post Ref: 67/14

An exciting opportunity is being offered for highly motivated individuals to apply for a Resource Allocation Dispatcher role within Force Contact Department. The successful candidates will enjoy a fast paced and exciting role in a supportive environment that is proud to deliver an excellent service to colleagues and the public using the Force Airwave and telephony system.

Applicants will need excellent verbal, written and communication skills with experience of dealing with, and engaging with the public. You must be calm under pressure and comfortable making value based decisions quickly.

The role involves making resourcing decision appropriate to incidents, and ensuring that the Force meets its graded response times. As a direct link to front line officers, applicants will maintain contact, ensure officer safety and address any immediate issues. As part of the role, applicants will also support colleagues in a side step function within the Service Desk area of a control room. This part of the role involves on-going support to officers at an incident, liaising with members of the public over the phone and completing IT related intelligence enquiries.

Multiple shift patterns and working locations are on offer, including 24/7 and bank holiday working. Successful applicants will report directly to Police Staff RAD supervisor or Police Sergeant.

A strong candidate will be one who can demonstrate a strong ability to manage demand, a clear problem solver and possesses excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate should ideally have experience of dealing with the public in a customer services capacity, have experience and confidence in using various IT systems and have proven written and communication skills.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
•           Computer literate, with strong computer keyboard skills (Essential)
•           Demonstrate self-discipline and organisational skills (Desirable)
•           Able to Prioritise and multi-task under pressure, achieves deadlines, whilst maintaining quality (Essential)
•           Build and maintain good working relationships and works well within a team (Essential)
•           High level of communication skills (Essential)
•           Highly developed problem-solving skills (Desirable)
•           Experience of real time Command and Control / Control room environments (Desirable)

Please demonstrate how you meet the Skills, Knowledge and Experience requirements by giving examples where possible.  Short listing is carried out on the basis of the information that you provide.

For an application form, use the download links below.

Please return your completed form to: ss_applicationforms@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

The closing date is 7th May 2014.