OPCC Head of Violence Reduction and Prevention

Dorset OPCC
Dorset Office of the PCC
Police Headquarters, Winfrith, Dorset
Hybrid Worker
A Hybrid Worker is an employee whose role can be performed remotely from a variety of alternative locations including force premises, partner organisation premises or a member of staff's home. 
Scale J
Internal and External Recruitment
Commencing from £53,529 and rising to a maximum of £58,197 per annum

The above salary is based on a full time (37 hour) salary. If you are successful in a part time role this will be pro-rata'd to reflect your working hours.

Please note: Exceptions to starting salary may apply if you are an existing Police Staff employee substantively posted to a role at the same grade.


For additional information on allowances please see our "allowances" page

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis and are willing to consider flexible working patterns subject to business need.
31 January 2023

Head of Violence Reduction and Prevention

Are you looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a difference to safety in Dorset? Do you have experience developing prevention and violence reduction strategies within public authorities? Can you analyse and interpret data to inform strategic policy?

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset is searching for a Head of Violence Reduction and Prevention to lead the office’s violence reduction function and play a key role in influencing the development and delivery of a Violence Reduction Unit. Such work is crucial in delivering on the Commissioner's priority to fight violent crime and high harm. The role will also be responsible for bringing together partners and stakeholders to ensure a collaborative and sustainable approach to prevention and violence reduction across Dorset.

Please see attached Role Profile for further information.

Benefits include:

  • A completive salary with yearly increments.
  • Flexitime, with the ability to undertake your hours flexibly and in line with business need.
  • 24 days a year leave entitlement, with an increase to 30 days after 5 years continuous employment, plus bank holidays.
  • Access to heavily subsidised gym membership at all Police sites throughout the county.
  • Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme for discounts and services.
  • Company sick pay.
  • Competitive local government pension scheme.
  • Job related equipment supplied.
  • Free onsite parking in most locations.
  • Access to Group insurance scheme (via salary sacrifice scheme).
  • Support networks, free Employees Assistance Programme, Occupational Health and wellbeing services.

Starting Salary - £53,529

Hours per week – 37

Location: Winfrith, Dorset (Hybrid remote)

If this is of interest, please visit the job pages here.

If you’d like to make an appointment to discuss this role please contact: Yvonne Fenwick

01202 229090


20/12/2023, 12:00

Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 this post is politically restricted.  A politically restricted post prevents an individual from having any active political role either in or outside the workplace and will automatically be disqualified from standing for or holding elected office.   They are also restricted from canvassing on behalf of a political party or a person who is or seeks to be a candidate, and speaking to the public at large or publishing any written or artistic work that could give the impression that they are advocating support for a political party. For more information, please visit our website or see Alliance PSD20 Working Practice via SharePoint.
For Further Information, Please Contact:
Yvonne Fenwick
Governance and Contact Manager
01202 229084

How to apply: To apply for this role please click the 'apply' button below, you will then be taken to a registration page. Please complete this registration form to create an account, once created you will be taken to the application. 

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This opportunity is closed to applications.