Editor-in-Chief for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
Salary- £300 per day
HMIC is looking for an Editor-in-Chief to ensure that its reports and other written material meet high standards.
This is a job for a person who cares greatly about the quality of writing, takes pride and pleasure in reading it and creating it, and is interested in the good HMIC does and can do to improve criminal justice.
Telling the public, the police, politicians and police and crime commissioners how well policing is being done, and where it needs to be improved, is a public service of great importance. Only when the police and others know where things are done well, and where they’re not, will things get better. And when HMIC reports are acted upon, lives may be saved from being shattered by crime, and victims and communities get justice.
HMIC’s power to do that good is in its voice. That voice must be heard clearly; it must never be misunderstood. People must find our reports easy to understand, and persuasive. The quality of our inspection work must shine through the quality of our writing. You may be a professional writer, perhaps a recently retired journalist or an author. Or you may be from a professional background where writing well is highly valued and always required. You will have both a strong discipline of thought and analysis, and a great pride in the clarity, rhythm, simplicity and elegance of what you write. You should enjoy producing well-crafted, persuasive material in which others may take pleasure reading.
Above all, you need to be really, really good at writing.
This is a unique opportunity, where the job-holder will oversee work on reports covering a varied and interesting range of subjects, from counter-terrorism and domestic violence to police leadership and force financial management.
The role will involve a high level of Board and senior-level interaction, reporting directly to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC), Sir Thomas Winsor.
For more information on the role including organisation and on how to apply please click on the link here.
The closing date for all applications is 4 August 2017 at 17.00pm