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ESMCP Project Manager - Technical (Fixed Term Contract/Secondment)

Employer
Thames Valley Police
Location
This vacancy will be based at Headquarters, Guildford or Lewes.
Salary
Surrey Police £37,123 - £54,323 / Sussex Police £40,662 - £44,928
Closing date
17 Feb 2022

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Department   Change Management - Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, Location   This vacancy will be based at Headquarters, Guildford or Lewes. This role will be based across Surrey and Sussex but candidates will be required to travel across the four Force areas at times. Rank/Grade   TVP Broad Band 4J Salary   Salary Grade Range - Surrey Police £37,123 - £54,323 / Sussex Police £40,662 - £44,928 Part/Full Time   Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated Type of Contract   Secondment/Fixed Term Contract Job Advert   Vacancy Information

This role is within a unit where Surrey Police and Sussex Police work in collaboration, whilst continuing to be two separate legal entities/employers with different terms and conditions.

Both Surrey Police staff and Sussex Police staff are employed in this unit on their own force terms and conditions.

Successful candidates may be appointed on the terms and conditions of employment of either Surrey Police or Sussex Police, depending on organisational requirements. A discussion will be held with the successful candidate to confirm the details of location, salary, allowance and hours.

Division / Department - Regional Collaboration

Status - Full Time or Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Contract Type - Fixed Term Contract (secondment if internal)

Grade - Surrey Police Band 2 / Sussex Police M1

Salary Grade Range - Surrey Police £37,123 - £54,323 / Sussex Police £40,662 - £44,928

The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range.

The Role

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is a Home Office initiative to replace the current critical communications system (Airwave) with a new digital network, known as Emergency Services Network (ESN).

The South East and South Central Regional Programme covers four forces; Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Thames Valley; with a single implementation team and management structure. The guiding principle of the programme is to deliver an operationally focused critical communications replacement for Airwave, as well as a shared vision for digital access and operational usage across the four forces. Regional ESMCP implementation is a key enabler for future strategic collaborations between the four forces.

This is an exciting time for ESMCP, with the green light from the Home Office for an incremental product-based transition and Airwave shut down by December 2024. The South East & South Central Programme are now recruiting for various roles to grow our team to be in the best position to deliver ESN for the 4 Forces by the end of Airwave shut down.

We are looking to recruit a talented and motivated Project Manager for this high profile transformational Programme. The role is vital to the delivery of ESN as the replacement of the Airwave critical voice network. The successful candidate will liaise with stakeholders and users at all levels across the four forces, as well as planning change activities for Transition & Service Support, Control Rooms and Pilots & Trials, as well as working with the Coverage Assurance Business Change Manager to develop planning for coverage assurance.

Skills & Experience

Candidates must have a good standard of education, strong oral and written communication skills and relevant project/management experience or the ability to gain appropriate skills.

Good IT skills are essential, especially in MS Office applications including Project, Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Close attention to detail, management or supervisory experience, and a proven ability to communicate and influence successfully is essential.

Further Information

This vacancy will be based at Headquarters, Guildford or Lewes. This role will be based across Surrey and Sussex but candidates will be required to travel across the four Force areas at times. An enhanced level of vetting is required for all roles on the team.

Additional Information

Surrey Police and Sussex Police work together in collaboration for this role, however they remain two different employers, with differing pay scales, allowances and terms and conditions including hours of employment.

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes.  Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference.  This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process.

If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, it is really important that you inform and seek support from your line manager of your intention to submit an application for this role as this allows for sufficient resource planning. Failure to inform your line manager may result in a delay in a release dates being agreed.

If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager. If you are successful in your application, you may be required to resign and transfer your employment, taking on the Terms & Conditions and pay scales of the Lead Force (if this is not your existing Home Force).

Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts.

To apply please click here.

Benefits

Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here

Important

All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website, www.tvpcareers.co.uk/supporting-you.

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via: positiveactionteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk  

Click here to read more about our commitment to valuing difference.

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