Serious and Organised Crime Reform Policy Advisor
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Company : UK Government - Home Office

Job Location : London, UK

Posted on : Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:02:14 GMT

Job Description :

Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) ruins the lives of victims and destroys communities. Organised criminal groups exploit the most vulnerable for their own gain, from conning hard-working people out of their life savings to trafficking vulnerable people into lives of misery.

The previous Chancellor announced a formal review of SOC as part of the 2019 Spending Round. On the 29th October 2019 the Home Secretary announced Sir Craig Mackey QPM former deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police as the lead for the Independent Review. Sir Craig delivered his final report to the Home Secretary and the Minister for Security earlier this year.

The SOC Group (SOCG) Strategy, Communities & Engagement Unit are looking for an EO to fill a role within the SOC Reform Team.

The SOC Reform Team is supporting seniors and ministers to consider the SOC Review’s recommendations in the context of wider work on SOC reform and the delivery of this Government’s manifesto commitments, including the commitments to strengthen the National Crime Agency and to establish a National Cyber Crime Force.

The team is responsible for the overall management of stakeholders in the serious, organised crime area, and is working to create a stronger, more collaborative and effective system. This role will include significant stakeholder engagement linking internal Home Office stakeholders with those from the National Crime Agency; Police, intelligence agencies and wider Whitehall. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate as we move to reform the way in which the UK tackles the threat from serious and organised crime, which includes some of the highest harm crimes to our communities including child sexual abuse, modern slavery, county lines, and fraud.

This is a small but growing, fast paced team with plenty of exposure to seniors and ministers. The work combines both policy and project management skills in an interesting and evolving area
Responsibilities We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent policy, communication and interpersonal skills to join the team. Policy advisers within this unit will be expected to:

  • Lead the secretariat function to deliver regular SOC reform meetings, including at ministerial level, ensuring the timely circulation of Chair’s briefs, minutes, and actions, with clear objectives, outcomes, and owners.

  • Lead on PQ responses, FOI requests, MP Correspondence and support press and media handling plans.

  • Support on submissions, briefings, statements and correspondence for ministers and senior officials providing quality policy advice on SOC system reform.

  • Exhibit good organisational skills to support the implementation of SOC system reform.

  • Seize opportunities for stakeholder engagement including senior managers, policy leads, ministerial private offices, and wider law enforcement and criminal justice partners.

  • Lead on business support, including keeping control of team risk registers and activity trackers.

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving


  • Learning and development tailored to your role

  • An environment with flexible working options

  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

  • A Civil Service pension

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