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Knowledge and Experiences

 

Essential:

Experience

  • A track record of achievement in the drafting and implementation of strategy and policy in a large/complex organisation.
  • Delivery of robust, pragmatic strategies that have stood up to senior scrutiny and been implemented by key operational teams.
  • Experience in policy analysis, impact assessment/evaluation or benefits management techniques applied to a place, business, portfolio or project.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading/undertaking/commissioning strategic analysis in the public or private sector, for example:

o   determination of goals

o   industry/sectoral analysis

o   analysis of resources/capabilities

o   strategy implementation (organisation structure and management systems)

  • Ability to analyse, interpret, present and clearly communicate complex briefings to colleagues at all levels in an organisation through production of concise and insightful briefing notes and papers.

Knowledge

  • Familiarity with futures/foresighting techniques, strategy-making, business/operating model tooling and using these to stimulate and facilitate stakeholder discussions on strategy formulation.

Desirable

  • Experience of business planning and portfolio management.
  • Experience at a strategy consulting firm.
  • Educated to degree level and/or relevant advanced professional qualification (e.g. MBA)
  • Knowledge of the strategic context and data sources relevant to policing and how this informs policy, publications, reports and publicly available performance indicators.
  • Good commercial acumen.
  • Appreciation of different project and product management methodologies.

Skills

Essential:

  • Able to think strategically at a business level.
  • Ability to work on and manage multiple strategy projects.
  • Interest and enjoyment in problem solving in a business context.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; with an ability to clearly communicate complex information in written and oral briefings.
  • Excellent presentation skills, demonstrating ability to synthesise and present compelling and clear argument in pursuance of the organisational objectives.
  • Ability to work and respond within challenging timeframes, adopting a flexible and positive approach to ensure outcomes are effectively delivered.

Desirable:

  • High degree of numeracy and advanced data manipulation skills.
  • Using rigorous qualitative and quantitative techniques to evaluate strategic choices.

Personal attributes

  • A creative and confident thinker, who will develop creative solutions to overcome challenge.
  • Demonstrates strong people / relationship-building skills.
  • A self-starter who is personable and results oriented.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development of self and others.

 

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.

 

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