Planning Officer - Logistics Support - Commonwealth Games Planning Team (2 year fixed term/secondment)

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The Person

You will have a sound knowledge and experience in the principles of event planning, and be able to demonstrate how you have planned large scale events.

With strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will be skilled in developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, enabling effective collaboration whilst having the ability to influence and negotiate with partners.

A significant part of the role requires the Planning Officer to plan and deliver presentations to a range of audiences, and an ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise tasks, and display motivation and commitment to the project.

You will also foster a culture of inclusion and be able to work effectively amongst a diverse team, creating strong engagement in order to meet performance objectives whilst embodying Force values and behaviours.

You should be competent in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Powerpoint, and once in post, be able to develop a good knowledge of WMP intranet and IT systems.

Desirable Skills

Ideally you will have the ability to complete objective setting to medium and long-term cycles, co-ordinating a complex range of activities and balancing competing needs.

With experience of planning multi-venue events, you should be solution focused with a flair for innovation. 

To find out more information about the Competency Value Framework please click on the following link.



This role is a 2 year fixed term contract.


The successful applicant will be expected to commit to remain in the role until the delivery of the Commonwealth Games in August 2022 and for post event reporting (unless there are exceptional circumstances).


The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate vetting.  

For further information on this role please contact Inspector Matt Crowley on 07391 864 318 or via e mail at: or email the Commonwealth Games Team at



Interviews will be held between July and August 2020.


The successful applicant will commence their role between September and November 2020

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future.


West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

"Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities"




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