Exciting opportunity to be involved in new police accountability arrangements
On 15 November 2012, the Thames Valley will be electing its first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) who will be responsible for setting the priorities and resources for Thames Valley Police, as well as supporting broader community safety activities across the region.
Alongside this a Police and Crime Panel will also be established to scrutinise the work of the PCC. The purpose of this role is to assist the PCC through providing independent challenge as a critical friend.
The panel will be made up of one representative from each of the 18 local authorities in the force area, and two independent co-opted members.
The panel is looking for two committed and energetic people who either live or work within the Thames Valley to serve as co-opted independent members from Autumn 2012 for a four-year term. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved from the start of new and very different arrangements for reducing crime and disorder.
This is an important and high profile role. It is expected that this the time commitment would be approximately one day a month, including preparation and travel time.
Meetings will be held at varying locations throughout the Thames Valley (in the historic county areas of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire). All panel members will receive induction and other appropriate training. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid.
For a copy of the application pack see www.buckscc.gov.uk/scrutiny or telephone Clare Gray on 01296 383610. The closing date for applications is 13 July 2012.
The panel wishes to reflect the breadth of communities in the Thames Valley and welcomes applications from all eligible people irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability, age or other factor.