Police and Crime Panel vacancy for Independent Co-opted Member

The Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel is seeking a committed and community-minded person to serve as a co-opted independent member on the panel.

The role of the co-optees is to act as an independent voice on the Panel, which monitors, scrutinises and supports the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Selection will be based on the knowledge, skills and expertise the individuals can bring to the role.

Experience in community safety, victim support, criminal justice and related issues would be helpful, but is not essential. Alternatively, a strong track record of relevant voluntary work would be just as valuable. Applications are being particularly encouraged from under-represented groups.

The Panel is made up of one councillor from each of the 18 local authorities in the Thames Valley, as well as the two independent co-optees.

The role of a panel member is an important and demanding one. The typical commitment required from a member of the panel is expected to average one day per month and attend a minimum of six meetings each year at varying locations across the Thames Valley. Co-optees would serve a four year term.

This is an unpaid role however travel expenses can be reclaimed and all relevant training is provided. The closing date for applications is 22nd November 2019.

For more information and to request an application pack, please telephone Khalid Ahmed on 01494 732725 or email contact@thamesvalleypcp.org.uk