Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire | WYPCC

PCC seeking Independent Members for Police Misconduct Hearings and Police Appeals Tribunals

16th September 2020

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), is seeking to recruit new Independent Members for Police Misconduct Hearings and Police Appeals Tribunals.

PCC Mark Burns-Williamson, said: “This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support the effective delivery of policing.

“The Independent Members appointed carry out a really important function, representing the very communities police officers serve as well as helping to improve transparency and accountability.

“Whilst we welcome applications from across West Yorkshire, we are particularly keen to encourage people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds to apply in order to better reflect the make-up of our diverse communities.”

Police Misconduct Hearing panels are arranged to hear allegations of serious cases of misconduct by police officers or special constables.

Police Appeal Tribunal panels are arranged on request of police officers who have a right of appeal against findings made under the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 or the Police (Performance) Regulations 2020.

Independent Members are paid a daily allowance and are entitled to claim for travel expenses incurred on Independent Member business.

As well as being supported through training and development sessions, Independent Members will be invited to sit on approximately three panel hearings per year in the West Yorkshire area although there may be opportunities to sit on panels in other regions across the north of England.

Hearings are often concluded in one day but this will depend on the complexity of the case being heard. In addition to the hearings there is also a level of preparatory work to be untaken e.g. reading relevant papers, reports and background information. Independent Members are asked for their availability in advance and can choose which days to work.

Potential applicants will need to be over 18 years of age at the time of appointment, complete a personal information questionnaire, providing proof of identity and residence. There is also a requirement to be available to attend two half day training sessions on the afternoons of 16 and 17 November 2020.

To find out more and to apply, visit https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/about/work-with-us

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2020.