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Recruitment of Independent Lay Member of the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel

We are looking for one member of the public to serve as an independent lay co-opted member of the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel for a four-year term.

The Panel covers the geographical areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire. Support for the Panel is provided by Worcestershire County Council.

The Panel is part of the governance arrangements for policing in the West Mercia area. Its role is to maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the directly-elected West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

The role of the Panel Member is an important and demanding one. The commitment required from a Panel Member will vary but is expected to average one day a month (including preparation time). Meetings will generally be held during normal working hours at County Hall in Worcester.

All Panel members can claim a reasonable amount for travelling and subsistence expenses and will receive induction and other appropriate training. This is not a paid position.

The Panel wishes to reflect the breadth of communities in West Mercia and welcomes applications from all eligible people (there are some exceptions which are listed in the application pack).

Applications from people with experience (in paid or unpaid roles) in community safety, victim support, criminal justice and related issues would be particularly welcomed.

Applicants must be resident in or work within the West Mercia police force area.

Information pack

Should you wish to find out more, please download the information pack (opens in a new window) which includes further information about the role of the Panel and eligibility for co-option.

Apply

Should you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form (opens in a new window) and return by 5pm on Monday 18 May 2020 either by

  • email: sjones19@worcestershire.gov.uk
  • post: Sheena Jones, Democratic Governance and Scrutiny Manager, Legal and Governance, Worcestershire County Council County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP