We are currently recruiting for:
- appropriate adults – Bury and Stockport areas
- independent custody visitors – across Greater Manchester
Closing date 20 December 2013.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the volunteer application form and equalities monitoring form at the bottom of the page and we will keep your details for when we are next recruiting.
Please read through the role description to get a clear view of what the role involves. The person specification (available to download on this page) describes the necessary skills, experience and qualifications we are looking for. Pay particular attention to those areas on the person specification described as essential.
Please return the completed forms to:
Volunteer Schemes Coordinator-Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester
Civic Centre Complex
If you have a little time to spare and would like to make a real contribution to the delivery of a first-class police service, you might want to consider becoming a volunteer with us.
Our volunteers are members of the public who give up their spare time to get involved in one of the following:
The Appropriate Adult (AA) scheme is one of our volunteer schemes. It ensures young and vulnerable people have all the support and guidance they need during the custody process. Fortunately, many people in this category have a parent or guardian who they can call if they are arrested, however for those who don’t, the Appropriate Adult scheme provides a real lifeline.
The scheme is successful thanks to the members of the public who volunteer to be trained as AAs. Once they have all the skills they need, they form part of a 24-hour rota and may be called at any time of the day or night to help a young or vulnerable person as they are dealt with at a custody suite.
Independent Custody Visiting
The Independent Custody Visiting Scheme (ICVS) is one of our volunteer schemes. It exists to make sure that custody facilities are closely monitored by people outside of the police force. To make sure the scheme is fully independent, we recruit members of the public.
Independent custody visitors make random visits in pairs to police stations to check on the welfare of people who are in police custody. During their trips to custody sites, they look at a number of issues from the treatment of prisoners and behaviour of custody staff to the effectiveness of custody processes. Volunteers report their findings to us so that we can explore and resolve any potential problems.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, Tony Lloyd and the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, have signed a joint statement of support for the scheme. This can be found in the download section at the bottom of this page.
Animal Welfare Visiting Scheme
At present, a total of four volunteers are signed up as Animal Welfare Visitors and they regularly monitor the Force’s dogs and horses when the animals are working, training and resting. The visitors make unannounced checks of the animals at Force facilities at Hough End in Chorlton and at various training venues. They also watch the animals when they are at work during operations. The animal visitors comment and report on the welfare of the animals and the conditions in which they are housed, trained and transported. Information recorded by visitors is reported to us and shared with senior police officers at GMP’s mounted and dog units.
If you have any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ICV scheme joint statement of support (pdf, 104kb)
- ICV Role Description (word, 334kb)
- ICV Person Specification (word, 363kb)
- ICV Application Information (word, 305kb)
- AA Role Description (word, 76kb)
- AA Person Specification (word, 76kb)
- AA Application Information (word, 68kb)
- Designated Police Stations (Word, 300kb)
- Equalities Monitoring Form (Word, 407kb)
- Volunteer application form (Word, 121kb)