Executive Secretary



Force Headquarters

 Business Area:

Police and Crime Commissioner


£24,921 to £27,351

 Part/Full Time:

Full Time

 Hours per Week:


 Additional  Working  Conditions:

Suitable for Job Share, Flexi-time, Part Time

 Type of Contract:



An excellent opportunity has now arisen for an Executive Secretary to join our OPCC team in Leicestershire.

Working as part of the wider governance team, you will be providing secretarial and assistant support to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and senior members of their team as necessary.

You will be the main point of contact for the Commissioner, handing correspondence, telephone calls and managing their inbox and diary.

Key Responsibilities

  • To maintain diary and fix appointments, receive visitors, deal with telephone enquiries, arrange meetings.
  • Deal with routine matters in the absence of the Commissioner or his/her Senior Management Team.
  • To obtain information that may be required by the Commissioner or his/her Chief Executive on a regular ad hoc basis; extract information from records and files or obtain as necessary from internal or external sources and prepare information in appropriate format.
  • To attend meetings and take down in note format or shorthand the minutes of such meetings, transcribe draft minutes for approval and distribute copies of approved minutes or Action Sheets where appropriate. 

The must haves

  • Educated to GCSE min. Grade C/4 or equivalent in English Language or have work experience of using English Language to that level.
  • To hold a Word Processing qualification or have experience in a secretarial based role.
  • Proven experience of clerical work to include typing of reports, letters and minutes.
  • Experience organising, attending meetings and taking minutes and drafting correspondence. 

What’s in it for you?

At the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner, we aim to create an environment that puts people first. We want you to feel supported in everything you do, so you can give your very best. What’s more, we have a range of reward and benefits such as yearly salary increments, Bluelight Card (discounts), flexi scheme, pension contribution scheme, cycle to work scheme and so much more.

For part time hours the salary will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, this is based on the number of hours for the vacancy.

Due to NPPV 3 vetting requirements, you must have 5 years continuous residency within the UK at the time of application.  

Next Steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to speak to one of the team further please contact Abbey Dearden, Business Support Officer on 0116 229 8980.

Who we are

The area we are responsible for covers over 2,500 square kilometres (over 965 square miles) and has a population of over one million. There is a rich diversity of communities all with their own policing needs. Many steps have been taken to bring policing back into the very heart of local communities and the OPCC has been instrumental in driving this change. 

To find out more about Leicestershire Police and the OPCC and to understand how you can make a difference visit our Careers website and the OPCC website.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.

The force is undertaking Hays Job Evaluation scheme; therefore the advertised grade may be subject to change. To be completed by April 2024 and if there are any changes to the grade, they will take effect from this date.

For part time hours the salary will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, this is based on the number of hours for the vacancy.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to apply. We are particularly keen to increase the number of females and candidates from black and minority ethnic communities and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.

Vacancy Closing Date:
  Sunday 19th May 2024 at 23:55

Shortlisting:    W/c 20th May 2024

Interviews will be held:  W/c 27th May 2024


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