The Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel is looking for two new independent co-opted members to help it scrutinise the Police and Crime Commissioner’s policing plans across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
The Panel examines and reviews how the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, carries out his responsibilities of ensuring that Thames Valley Police runs effectively. The Panel also has a role to support the Commissioner in his work.
The Panel is made up of two independent co-opted members as well as one councillor from each of the 18 local authorities in the Thames Valley.
The role of the co-optees is to act as an independent voice on the Panel and selection will be based on the knowledge, skills and expertise the individuals can bring.
The co-optees could have a professional background in an area such as community safety, criminal justice or victim support; however, a strong track record of relevant voluntary work would be just as valuable. Applications are being particularly encouraged from under-represented groups.
Anyone interested in applying for one of the independent co-optee roles must be able to dedicate around one day per month and attend a minimum of six meetings each year at varying locations in the Thames Valley. Co-optees would serve a four year term.
No allowance is paid for the roles however travel expenses will be paid and all relevant training will be provided. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th February 2015 with interviews being held in March 2015.
Further information and how to apply can be found at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/about-your-council/scrutiny/thames-valley-police-and-crime-panel/