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Greater Manchester no longer has a Police and Crime Commissioner. The Mayor of Greater Manchester has now taken responsibility for policing and crime.

Police misconduct hearings – independent members

Police misconduct hearings – independent members

  • Location: North West
  • Salary: £200 day rate, expenses
  • Working Pattern: eight to 10 panels per year
  • Closing date: 27 January 2016

Police misconduct hearings preside over serious misconduct cases in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police.

Independent Members

In addition to a qualified chair hearings also includes a member of the public to reassure the community that police misconduct matters are treated seriously and are properly investigated and adjudicated.

Independent Members must be able to constructively challenge accepted facts and views to make fair and evidence-based judgments about an officer’s conduct and agree an appropriate course of action.

Appointment of independent members for hearings

The Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioners are seeking applications from people to be independent members on these panels

Independent people are required to assist misconduct panels in determining a fair and evidence based judgment about a particular police officer’s conduct and agreeing an appropriate sanction.  The appointments aim to reassure the community that misconduct matters are properly investigated and proceedings properly adjudicated.

The Commitment

You will be expected to:

  • Attend and participate effectively in misconduct hearings (approximately 8-10 hearings per year)
  • Constructively challenge accepted facts and views in hearings where appropriate
  • Prepare for hearings by considering in advance relevant papers, reports and background information

The Skills Required

  • Analytical skills to enable you to interpret and question material relevant to the case under consideration
  • The ability to take a balanced, open minded and objective approach to the issues and come to evidence based decisions that are robust and will withstand challenge
  • The ability to articulate views while being open to the opinions of other people
  • The ability to think independently
  • The ability to challenge the views of senior police officers on the panel
  • A commitment to fairness and equality

The Appointment

We are looking to appoint approximately 20 people to sit on panels held throughout Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire. Appointment as an Independent Member is initially for five years with a full review of continuing suitability at the end of that time. Applicants must be over 18 and not a serving or retired police officer or police staff, special constable or staff of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  Applicants must reside within the northwest region.  A daily allowance of £200 is payable together with associated expenses.

For further information and to apply for the position, please click the following links:

Application form

Information for applicants

Job description

Person specification

Please send completed application forms to:

Office of Police & Crime Commissioner for Merseyside
Allerton Police Station
Rose Lane
Liverpool
L18 6JE

Email: info@merseysidepcc.info
Tel:  0151 777 5155

The closing date for the return of completed application forms is 27th January 2016 at 5pm.

Please note, you should receive an automated receipt acknowledgement from the email address above.  Please take this as receipt of application.

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