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Join the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)’s team and help shape policing.

Our Values

A woman standing in a doorway on a blue background to represent openness.


We will always be transparent and open about the work we do, our services and how we support our communities.

Three people sitting at a table talking which represents partnership.


We will work with the police and key partners to provide better services to local people.

Two hands with a heart in the middle which represents compassion.


We will continue to take a compassionate approach to commission the most effective support services for victims and survivors.

A woman standing holding a flag at the top of mountain which represents courage.


We are the voice of local people in policing and we will always share concerns, issues and feedback to the police and partners.

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Who we are

The OPCC is a great place to work. We focus on employing people who align with the ethos and culture of our team and who will embrace our values of Openness, Partnership, Compassion and Courage.

The OPCC is proud to be part of the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.

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What is it like at the OPCC?

We try to be clear about what we require from our employees in our role profiles, but recognise that recruitment is a two-way process, and it is just as important that we are as good a fit for you as you are for us.

We have outlined below some of the key things you can expect when working with the OPCC so that you can decide if the OPCC is somewhere you want to work and help make a difference.


We offer a pay policy that provides consistent reward for work of similar value with annual increments subject to satisfactory performance. We also make a commitment to pay equality, as well as membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme.


There are regular Performance and Development and 1:1 conversations as part of your development. We have an in-house Leadership Training Academy and offer a variety of vocational, networking, coaching and mentoring schemes and opportunities.


The OPCC has a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, and offers both flexible working and flexi-time options. We also have a health and wellbeing passport, several groups and associations and the Oscar Kilo national Police wellbeing service.

In addition, we also provide menopause resources, a cycle to work scheme, financial wellbeing services and the 'My healthy Advantage' app.


The OPCC offers a range of quality benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement, flexitime, hybrid working, and a range of leisure and retail discounts available.

At our HQ we have free on-site parking, a gym, a pool car scheme, a range of social activities, monthly team meetings and a full induction programme.


We are very proud of our work environment which has been recently refurbished with bright and airy open plan offices. Our HQ is based just outside Portishead with its Lido, Beach, and Marina.

In addition, there is an on site restaurant and coffeeshop, museum, staff kitchen and beautiful grounds with a deer walk, pavilion, pond, wildflower meadow, and extensive gardens.

Completing Our Application Form

Here at the Avon and Somerset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we use a competency-based application form to help us find the right person for the role.

Please see the document 'Tips on Completing Our Application Form', uploaded to each vacancy, for in-depth advice on how to present yourself at your best.

Please Note: If you wish to start your application form and then return later to it, you will need to refill Part 1 with your personal details. You will then be provided with a link to your partially completed application form.