Change and Research Officer

Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Full Time
People & Professionalism
Headquarters, Huntingdon, Cambs
Scale 6

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.


10/03/2024, 23:55

Would you like to play a part in solving problems and facilitating organisational change? If so the role of Change & Research Officer at Cambridgeshire Constabulary could be for you. 

Our vision is to ‘Create a Safer Cambridgeshire.’ 

Cambridgeshire continues to be one of the fastest growing areas with an expected population growth of a further 25 percent by 2031. Despite this, Cambridgeshire remains one of the safest counties in the country due to our focus on safeguarding the most vulnerable, supporting victims of crime and robustly investigating and bringing offenders to justice. 

We continue to look at new and better ways to deliver a policing service, which includes making the best use of new technology and working to better understand and manage demand to allow us to respond and adapt to the needs of the public and help keep people safe. 

The Change and Research Team play a crucial role in organisational transformation by identifying and exploiting opportunities to improve operational and non-operational policing functions. 

About the role: 
This is a unique opportunity to join the Change and Research Team, who are part of the Organisational Improvement Team in Cambridgeshire Constabulary. The purpose of the team is to identify and enable innovative business change to solve organisational problems and improve the working practices of Cambridgeshire Police. The key focus areas of the team are Change, Innovation, Problem Solving and Benefits Realisation. You will support the Change & Improvement Analysts in conducting reviews which will enable senior managers to make informed decisions about the most effective and efficient way to use their resources for improved service delivery. The post holder will be responsible for arranging and participating in interviews, focus groups, process mapping workshops, making effective use of Process Evolution Demand Software. They will also be responsible for seeking out and capturing benefits realisation and tracking and documenting organisational learning. 

The role will contribute to the Force’s research and Evidenced Based Policing agendas. You will also be expected to support other aspects of work delivered by the Organisational Improvement Team. 

The role is varied, so you will work flexibly and will develop and deploy different skill sets depending upon the nature and requirements of the project.    

We are currently working agilely and are likely to continue to do so in the future. The post holder must be able and willing to travel to the office and elsewhere around the county for business needs. 

Please be aware that the successful candidate will start at the bottom of the salary scale as advertised and this is non-negotiable. 


Key requirements:  

  • GCSE (or equivalent) grade C in Mathematics or English. 
  • A level/NVQ 3/4 and/or 3+ years of experience acquired in a business/analytical environment 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to manage workloads within tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to work within a team but also with minimal supervision. 
  • Experience of engaging with different roles within the organisation. 
  • Good attention to detail and a strong approach to quality. 
  • proven organisation skills. 
  • Problem solving skills. 
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive information. 
  • Understanding and use of Microsoft work related packages (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, and Power Point). 

Please see job description for full details of the role 

For Further Information 

Further information on the post can be obtained from Sofiana Nasib, Organisational Improvement Centre- Change and Research Manager, at 

Additional Information  

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period to apply for this role.  

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload either a CV or provide relevant skills, experiences, and qualifications on Word/PDF document. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. 

External applicants should ensure that their current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name. 

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer. If a redeployee is successful and accepts an offer, they will remain on their home force’s terms and conditions.  

As a Disability Confident leader, we take personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing workplace adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish. If you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the position you are applying for, you will be entitled to an interview under the ‘Offer an Interview Scheme.’  

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed. 

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to provide evidence against the competency and values framework (CVF) and entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. 

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

We have gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then we are the force for you.

Benefits include:
•    Access to the local government pension scheme (police staff) or Police pension scheme (Police officers) including career average, employer contributions and death in service. 
•    Paid leave days depending on force and length of service (police staff - 24 to 33 days, police officers 22 to 30 days).
•    Paid sick leave of six months full pay and six months half pay (depending on service).
•    Occupational maternity, adoption, and paternity pay (dependent on service).
•    Carers and discretionary leave.
•    Flexible working arrangements including compressed hours, flexible shifts, job share, annualised hours and agile working (depending on role requirements).
•    Gym facilities, weekly yoga classes, exercise classes, squash facilities, exercise space etc. are available (depending on location).
•    Each force has its own sports or sports and social club, offering discounts, trips, and events.
•    Cycle to Work scheme.
•    Access to Blue Light Card providing discounts to Emergency Services on the high street and online.
•    Access to Police Mutual providing financial support including savings plans, insurance, breakdown cover, loans and independent financial advice.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Various support groups including Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Support Group, Christian Police Association (CPA), Disability Awareness Network (DAWN), Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual & transgender (LGBT), Menopause Action Group, Police Chaplains.
•    Access to a Trade Union (UNISON)/Staff Association (Federation).
•    The Backup Buddy Police Support app is designed to help with mental health issues and gives practical advice and support as well as a range of podcasts.
•    Opportunities for development and further study including Further You Talent Management, Be You BCH Senior Leadership Programme, and supervisory leadership workshops.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory Lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Useful information before you commence an application

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained. 

You will also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have.

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving license including photos.

This advert is closed to applications.