Ethics and Transparency Panel Member



Force Headquarters - Police & Crime Commissioner

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 Hours per Week:

Approximately 5 hours every quarter

 Additional  Working  Conditions:

Suitable for Job Share, Flexi-time, Part Time

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Mr Rupert Matthews, is looking to appoint members to his Ethics and Transparency Panel. The Panel is responsible for enhancing external and internal trust and confidence in the ethical governance and actions of Leicestershire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Panel will scrutinise the behaviour, actions and decisions of police officers and staff and will debate and advise on complex operational or personnel issues. Through its work, the Panel will provide assurance to the Commissioner that ethics and integrity have been embedded to the highest standards through the review of police processes and consideration of ethical dilemmas around emerging matters to influence local policy. The Panel will scrutinise areas including the Handling of Complaints, the Treatment of Detained Persons through Custody and the scrutiny of Hate Crime Cases and Out Of Court Resolutions (OOCR).

It will comprise of unbiased and independent people with different backgrounds and experience. The Panel will have numerous members who either work or live in Leicestershire Police force area. Time commitment for members will include attendance at four meetings per year (and accompanying paperwork) plus some additional assurance work between meetings on an ongoing basis. This will include dip sampling and the scrutiny of the areas outlined above that fall within the remit of the role. 

To be eligible to apply to become an Ethics and Transparency Panel Member you must meet the following criteria:

  • To be 18 years of age or over and live or work in the Leicestershire Police force area
  • Be independent of both Leicestershire Police and Police and Crime Commissioner and his Office and the Force.
  • Must be granted vetting clearance in accordance with National Vetting Policy for the police. 

Working as part of the Ethics and Transparency Panel is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland advising the Force and Police and Crime Commissioner on a range of ethical issues facing staff and Officers. The Ethics and Transparency Panel has the potential to improve and strengthen the delivery of Policing services to the public by adding value beyond audit and scrutiny.

What’s in it for you?

At the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner, we aim to create an environment that puts people first. We want you to feel supported in everything you do, so you can give your very best. Annual allowance of £2,840 per year, plus travel expenses at Standard class rail fare or car miles at 45p per mile.

Who we are

The area we are responsible for covers over 2,500 square kilometres (over 965 square miles) and has a population of over one million. There is a rich diversity of communities all with their own policing needs. Many steps have been taken to bring policing back into the very heart of local communities and the OPCC has been instrumental in driving this change.

To find out more about Leicestershire Police and the OPCC and to understand how you can make a difference visit our Careers website and the OPCC website.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to apply. We are particularly keen to increase the number of females and candidates from black and minority ethnic communities and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.

Vacancy Closing Date: 
12th July 2024 at 23:55


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