New Director of Capability and Resources sought

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British Transport Police Authority is looking for a Director of Capability and Resources to join the senior team of officers at the police force.

This is policing with a difference – working with the rail industry. The BTP polices an expanding railway, more than 2.7 billion passenger journeys and 113 million tonnes of freight to be moved next year on a rail system throughout Great Britain, including London Underground. The environment is operationally and commercially demanding. The implementation of our Strategy requires a Director of Capability and Resources who can support the Chief Constable in transforming the BTP through the exploitation of technology to enable new ways of working. Every pound we spend, raised from the rail industry, must work to give operational success.

The Director of Capability and Resources is responsible for converting the money the Authority raises into the policing capability necessary to reduce crime and disruption, whilst improving passenger confidence. They will recruit, train, equip, accommodate and pay the Force in order that it can achieve our ambitious objectives. They will establish the means by which we can assess the relationships between financial inputs and operational outcomes. The successful candidate will establish themselves within the Strategic Command Team and will work in partnership within the Force and the Authority to achieve results.

We require someone with a breadth of experience and skills who can demonstrate that they have delivered successful outcomes; hence the appointment is open to both civilians with or without a police service background and police officers.

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Applications for this position closed at 11.59pm on Friday 31st January 2014.

Contact information

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Lucy Yasin on 020 7383 3844 or email [email protected].

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of community.

About the BTPA

BTPA is an independent body of that oversees the British Transport Police. It is composed of 15 members who represent the rail operators and passengers. It maintains the force’s budget, allocates resources and makes senior appointments to the force. For more information, visit

British Transport Police is the specialist, national police service for Britain’s railways. It deals with major and minor crime, disorder and incidents, and covers the rail system in England, Wales and Scotland. Its police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and support staff are recruited and trained like those of local forces and have the same powers.