Co-opted Independent Member of the Hertfordshire Police & Crime Panel
ADVERT FOR AN INDEPENDENT
CO-OPTED MEMBER OF THE HERTFORDSHIRE POLICE AND CRIME PANEL
In May 2016, Hertfordshire re-elected its Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mr David Lloyd. The Commissioner is responsible for setting the priorities and resources for Hertfordshire Constabulary, as well as pursuing broader goals for community safety.
The role of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel is to scrutinise and support the work of the PCC. The Commissioner is required to consult with the Panel on his plans and budget for policing, as well as the council tax precept and certain key appointments. The Panel is made up of one representative from each of the eleven local authorities in the force area, an additional representative from the Hertfordshire Labour Party to ensure political balance, and two independent co-opted members. This advert relates to one of these latter positions, which is currently vacant.
The Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel seeks an enthusiastic individual, who either lives or works in Hertfordshire, to serve as a co-opted independent member for a four year term from February 2017. The role of a Panel member is a demanding one. The commitment required from a member of the Panel is on average one day every two months, including preparation time. Meetings are generally held in evenings at locations across Hertfordshire. All Panel members receive induction and other appropriate training and are able to claim reasonable travelling expenses.
The Panel wishes to reflect the breadth of communities in Hertfordshire and welcomes applications from all eligible people irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, etc.
Please return all application forms to the email address behind the apply button.
The closing date for applications is 31 December 2016.
Broxbourne Borough Council is the host authority for the Panel and provides administrative and other support.