National Black Police Association

Director of Continuous Improvement and Analytics-Essex Police, Chelmsford Headquarters

Essex Police, Chelmsford Headquarters

Starting salary £110,000 (Plus car/allowance)

Essex Police is an exciting, dynamic and diverse place to be and we are continuing to grow. We are well on track to reaching record strength, with 3,755 police officers, more than 2,200 police staff, over 400 special constables and hundreds more volunteers due to be part of the Essex Police family by March 2023.

We have been recognised as ‘exceptional’ in respecting victims of crime, with consistently high levels of public trust and confidence. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in the area of Crime Data Accuracy and have been rated ‘Good’ when it comes to Treatment of the Public, Use of resources and developing a positive workplace.

At Essex Police, we are continually finding new and innovative ways to tackle crime and protect our communities.

We’re a force that values everyone, and we work together to make Essex an even safer place. According to HMICFRS:

‘Essex Police has an ethos of early intervention to prevent crime. It uses analysis to identify crime hotspots and responds effectively with other organisations to tackle entrenched criminality and anti-social behaviour. It has developed a co-ordinated and forward-thinking approach to reducing crime.’

The force was awarded UK Police Service of the Year 2021 in the Public Sector Transformation Awards recognising the outstanding transformation of the force.

We are seeking to recruit a Director of Continuous Improvement and Analytics to join our Chief Officer Group, to help us build on our success and to help lead us through our next phase of growth.

The Role

This executive level position plays a significant role in the strategic management and development of the force, contributing to organisational strategy, direction, policy and business objectives to support the force’s approach to protecting and serving the people of Essex.

As the strategic lead for the performance management, change management and continuous improvement functions the successful candidate will lead and direct creative research, analysis, governance and continuous improvement strategies across the organisation. This role will have key responsibility to ensure organisational wide performance management frameworks align with our overall objectives, through credible and effective collaboration, governance and the provision of expert advice. As a member of the Executive Team (Chief Officer Group), the successful candidate will play a key role in leading, developing and supporting our diverse, empowered and enthusiastic workforce to meet the needs of the public and of policing both now and in the future.

If you can demonstrate exceptional experience, innovation and leadership, and you share our vision to protect people, keep people safe and to do even more to prevent crime, we want to hear from you.

The Person

To success in this role the successful candidate will need to provide evidence of:

  • Leading an organisation wide performance management, change management and continuous improvement functions at executive level, in a large, complex and dynamic organisation.
  • The ability to innovate and lead transformation of a range of creative performance management, risk identification and analytical strategies, which have proven organisational impact.
  • Driving and delivering an organisational culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Successfully leading, developing and supporting a large multi-functional team to deliver exceptional results.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to convey complex analytical data and outline risk and opportunities to varied audiences with precision and simplicity
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to develop strong partnerships and influence, challenge and instil confidence with executive level colleagues and external stakeholders.

There will be a virtual briefing event for interested candidates on Monday 21st November 2022 at 17:30hrs, to be delivered via a Microsoft TEAMS platform. It will be necessary to register to attend this event. To do so, please email our HR People Development Team at

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