Lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing

Force Headquarters, Camden, London
Full Time
£86,822 or in line with national pay scales for C/Supt

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing either as a member of Police Staff (paying £86,822 including allowances) or as a Chief Superintendent (in line with national pay scales).

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing.

As Lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing you will take on a strategically important new role to lead our national approach on police engagement, trust, legitimacy and proportionate use of powers in policing the railways, recognising the implications for geographic communities, especially those from black, Asian or ethnic minority groups. The role will also lead internally on a project focused on culture change to do with race and delivering a better outcome for our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees, making us more representative, diverse in our approaches and ultimately improving the effectiveness of our policing.

Key responsibilities of this important role include:

  • Inform our approach to policing by consent, fairness and legitimacy in the context of community relations focused on race
  • Senior lead for a network of geographical Inclusion Advisory and Scrutiny Panels of external experts to provide advice and guidance on our performance internally and externally on inclusion, particularly race matters and our proportionality of approach to operational policing.
  • As the Force’s Champion for Race, use your strong project management, influencing and collaboration skills drive innovative approaches to implement our Action Plan ‘Moving the Needle on Diversity’
  • Work with national, regional and local systems to ensure that an understanding of and mitigation of conscious and unconscious bias is embedded in planning and approach to activities, such as operational posture, training and continuous professional development.
  • Force lead on the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) inquiry into whether police officers racially discriminate against ethnic minorities, particularly the use of stop and search and for HMICFRS thematic inspection of race as part of the PEEL review process.

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached candidate information pack.

The successful applicant for Lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing will be required to evidence the following skills:

  • Proven track record of delivering policing and/or policy outcomes in diverse communities.
  • Understanding and evidence of the importance of diversity, inclusion and a culture of procedural justice within an organisation, as an essential enabler of legitimacy in the way policing is delivered and through their outstanding personal leadership, able to shape, influence and drive forward improvements both internally and externally simultaneously.
  • Track record in promoting and improving diversity and inclusion, with a particular emphasis on race.
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship management and maturity of approach in managing contrasting views where there may not be one ideal solution and influence delivery in areas they do not directly own.
  • Leading successful programmes of transformational change in a large-scale complex environment producing demonstrable and measurable improvements. (Relevant project management qualifications desirable).
  • Practical application of legislation, policies and regulatory frameworks across a variety of complex situations demonstrating depth and breadth of knowledge, with evidence of understanding of operational tactics utilised in tackling high impact crimes and the impact on particular communities or sections of society (black or young people for example).

This role is open to applicants either as police staff or police officers at the rank of Chief Superintendent - including Superintendents on promotion. BTP will also accept applications from Officers on a secondment basis providing you have support from your current force to do this. For police officer applicants, you must currently or previously have been substantive in the rank of at least Superintendent for at least 12 months within BTP or a Home Office police force. Further information is available in the attached candidate information pack.

In return for your experience, we can offer you the following:

  • Salary of £86,822 including allowances for police staff and in line with national pay scales for Chief Superintendent
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays or as appropriate for Chief Superintendent.
  • Other benefits include a bespoke BTP rewards platform and various salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work as well as many high street and online retail discounts

How to apply?

Candidates are advised to review the attached candidate information pack in the first instance. Applications should be made in the format of a CV and a Covering Letter submitted as one document. The covering letter should explain your interest in this role and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role as you see them. You are encouraged to review the job description as well as the ‘Moving the needle’ action plan contained within this pack.

All applications must be made via our careers website for the purpose of the proper recording of all applications as well as ensuring basic eligibility information is properly captured. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 11th August 2020 and no other form of application nor late applications will be considered under any circumstances.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 5 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.