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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is ambitious and supports the Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, to deliver effective police governance and to ensure the policing needs of our communities are met and that Northumbria Police deliver well run services.


Drive implementation and evaluation co-ordinator – Violence Reduction Unit (VRU)

Drive is an intervention that works with high-harm, high-risk and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse to prevent their abusive behaviour and protect victims. It advocates for changes to national systems so that perpetrators posing all levels of risk can no longer get away with abusive behaviour and can access the help they need to stop.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, has secured funding to implement the Drive model in Northumbria and is looking to recruit an experienced project manager to lead the set-up and preparation. Candidates should have extensive experience of managing and /or commissioning multi-agency community safety interventions, ideally in a domestic abuse context.

To lead the set-up and project management of the Drive Project in Northumbria, building on the foundations of multi-agency approaches to tackling domestic abuse perpetrator behaviour.

Role summary
The Implementation and Evaluation Co-ordinator will project manage all aspects of multi-agency implementation and this will include, but is not limited to; contract management; chairing relevant stakeholder meetings; commissioning an independent evaluator; overseeing performance; managing the Drive budget; reporting on progress to the Home Office and partners; fulfilling the role of the Drive Fellow; and acting as the key link between the VRU; the Drive Central Team; the local service provider; Northumbria Police; and other key stakeholders.

The role will work closely with Northumbria Police ensuring that Drive is able to be embedded into the existing MATAC and MARAC processes and is given a high level of focus and buy in from key stakeholders. The post holder will also work closely with the Drive central team in building relationships and advocating for the service. The role will also take part in the Drive Leadership Development Programme for Drive Fellows which has been designed specifically to enhance the skills in delivering effective multi-agency preventative work.

Full job description available here

The job profile and details on how to apply can be found here.

Closing date 3rd January 2021