Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group – Chairperson Required
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chief Inspector or Superintendent to take up the Chair of the Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group (RPPDG) immediately.
Raptor persecution is one of seven national UK Wildlife Crime priorities, identified through the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) Strategic Assessment. Each priority has a delivery group comprising representatives from Government and non-government organisations working together for the benefit of the species. The Raptor PDG focuses on persecution of goshawk, golden eagle, hen harrier, peregrine falcon and white tailed eagle, along with nest disturbance, poisoning and egg theft.
The aims of the group are to deliver the PDG strategy by promoting good practice and accountability, showcasing good practice and maintaining high-level partnerships across England and Wales whilst implementing the key accountabilities below.
- Acknowledge that continued persecution will impact on the welfare and conservation status of raptors in England and Wales.
- Raise awareness of the issue of raptor persecution with wider public to encourage reporting of crime to the police.
- Develop actions and activity to address persecution of raptors that this is supported by the membership and the organisations/associations they represent.
- Raise community trust and awareness to facilitate intelligence and incident reporting, leading to increased prevention and enforcement activity relating to raptor persecution.
Extensive knowledge of raptors is not essential, though some knowledge would be desirable, but can be provided. We are seeking a Chief Inspector or Superintendent with strong leadership skills who is able to manage conflicting views from group members, and will drive the group forward to deliver against Prevention, Intelligence and Enforcement actions. The group meets quarterly (location flexible) and reports into the NPCC lead for Wildlife Crime (currently Chief Constable Darren Martland) via the UK Wildlife Crime TCG.
Expressions of interest should outline what you feel you can bring to the role (300 words), together with evidence against the following competencies (300 words per competency) – Taken from the Competency & Values Framework from the College of Policing):
- We Deliver, Support and Inspire: https://staging.profdev.college.police.uk/competency-values/deliver-support-inspire/
- We are Innovative and Open Minded: https://staging.profdev.college.police.uk/competency-values/innovative-open-minded/
Please contact NWCU (click here) if you would like to apply (police email addresses only)