Personal Assistant in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Location: Office of the PCC, Mount Browne Surrey Police HQ, Guildford

Closing date:                     31st July 2018

Salary: G (£24,099 – £28,782 pro-rated)

Part time job share position 21 hours a week (fixed days of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Surrey is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account and helping to tackle the crime issues that matter to local people.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Office of the PCC, in the role of Personal Assistant to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. As part of a small team, supporting the PCC, the successful candidate will have a crucial role to play in supporting the PCC by providing high level and high quality executive support to the PCC and their office.

The post holder must be an effective communicator who is able to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. They must be able to balance competing demands and proactively use their own initiative to make informed decisions and considered judgements. This role requires an astute individual who is able operate in a high pressured political landscape and able to managing complex information and requests.

As well as diary management, the post holder will be required to manage the workload of the PCC, arrange meetings, take minutes as required and take forward actions.

Experience of working with confidential and sensitive information is paramount. The post holder must have flexibility to work longer and out of normal office hours, often at short notice, to meet the demands facing the PCC.

It is anticipated this post will commence in October 2018. Interviews will take place week beginning 13th August 2018.

To apply – please click here

For more details or to discuss the role, please contact Policy Officer Sarah Haywood on 01483 631120.

Independent Custody Visitors are members of the public recruited by the Police and Crime Commissioner to visit police stations at random to check on the treatment of people held in custody by the police.

As an Independent Custody Visitor, you would have a vital role in ensuring the welfare of persons in police custody in Surrey. You would be assigned to a panel and, together with another Independent Custody Visitor, be asked to visit police stations in that panel area unannounced to check on the treatment of people being held in custody. The role is voluntary (unpaid), although travelling expenses are paid. A police check will be conducted on all applicants prior to their appointment.

Who can apply?

– You must be over 18 and live or work in the Surrey policing area

– Own transport is needed (travel expenses will be paid)

– No previous experience required

– You will need to be observant, impartial, able to record detail, and talk to people without judging

– Where there could be a conflict of interest (e.g. if you are also a magistrate) you will not be considered suitable If this sounds like the opportunity for you – please see further information and apply by the closing date here:

Time commitment

– An average of 3 to 5 hours a month

– Appointments last for 3 years

– Custody visitors are re-appraised and appointments extended every 3 years by mutual agreement

Training & support

– Full training is provided including classroom training sessions and training visits to custody

– On-going training is provided

– Custody visitors meet up in panels every quarter to discuss visits

– Annual events and conferences are available


For more information and to download the application forms for the scheme, please click here.