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Independent members of the Joint Audit and Standards Committee

Do you have significant skills and experience in dealing with ethical issues?  Do you want to help scrutinise the way your policing finances operate?  Could you offer a strong and independent voice on corporate governance affairs?

The Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and the Chief Constables for Warwickshire and West Mercia Police are looking for citizens with a good understanding and experience of public sector legislation and guidance, who are politically neutral, to join the existing members of the Joint Independent Audit and Standards Committee.  The members appointed will take the lead on standards which is a new area of work to the Committee.  The new standards roles will focus on standards and ethics, including monitoring how the College of Policing Code of Ethics is embedded in to the Police Forces.

The Committee reviews and scrutinises the affairs of both the PCCs’ offices and the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Forces.  Issues considered by the Committee include, risk management, internal control and corporate governance, in addition to the new standards themes that the committee will incorporate going forward.

We are looking to appoint two members to lead on standards, who will also require an understanding of the audit functions of the Committee.  In addition to the formal meetings, the members will be required to carry out dip sampling of closed police complaint cases with support from the PCCs’ offices.  The frequency of these sessions will be determined in consultation with the appointed members.

Applicants are required to be over the age of 18 and must live or work in or have close connections to Warwickshire or West Mercia.  They must be able to attend meetings at Police Headquarters, Hindlip, Worcestershire and the Warwickshire Police site at Leek Wootton, during the working day.  Meetings will be held approximately four to five times a year.  Successful applicants will be subject to a police vetting check.  Serving police officers and police staff are not eligible for this role.

The successful applicants will receive training and an annual allowance including expenses for travel to meetings.  Meetings are normally held on a quarterly basis with some additional meetings in between.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 5 October 2018.

To find out about the role of committee members, including the committee’s operating principles, role description, individual member’s competencies, and personal skills and qualities, please see the application pack (link below).

To apply for the position please submit an up to date CV and covering letter highlighting how you fit the personal specification for the role to recruitment@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

For more information please contact Debbie Mullis at the office of Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner on 01926 412322.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip Hall.

Joint Audit and Standards Committee Application Pack

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