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Subject to the ongoing situation, it's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the hiring manager.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

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Independent Member of The Police and Crime Panel

  • Reference:orbis/TP/1056/5459
  • Positions:2
  • Salary:This is a voluntary position however travel expenses will be covered
  • Category:Volunteers
  • Contract type:Fixed term
  • Working hours:N/A
  • Posted on:5 November 2019
  • Closing date:5 January 2020
  • Directorate:Chief Executive
  • Location:County Hall


This is a voluntary position however you will be reimbursed for any travel costs and expenses incurred during the course of your duties.

Appointments will be for a four year period. Independent Members will be co-opted to the Police and Crime Panel for a term of four years. Appointments will be for the Police and Crime Commissioner's (PCC) term of office, with one appointment filled with immediate effect at the Police & Crime Panel's public meeting on 7th February 2020. The other position will be appointed at the next meeting of the Panel in 30th June 2020, after the election of the PCC in May 2020.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of policing services in Surrey?

We are looking for two members of the public to serve as Independent Members of the Surrey Police and Crime Panel.

The panel is part of the new arrangements for developing accountability of policing in Surrey. It provides checks and balances on the performance of the directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner - to be newly elected in May 2020 - and on their priorities.

The main role of the Police and Crime Panel will be to scrutinise the Police and Crime Commissioner, to promote openness in the delivery of policing services and to support the Commissioner in providing quality policing throughout Surrey. 

Working alongside the 12 appointed members, each representing one of the 12 local authorities in Surrey, this is an important and challenging role for two individuals offering the chance to review the key strategic actions and decisions taken by the Commissioner, including whether the Police and Crime Plan and Annual Report properly reflects the priorities of community safety partners and the public.

Additional information

How to Apply

Please return your CV and Supporting Statement, demonstrating how you fit the requirements of the role, to Amelia Christopher by email (with the subject of "Police & Crime Panel Independent Member"):

Alternatively, applications can be sent to:

Amelia Christopher, Surrey Police & Crime Panel, Legal & Democratic Services, County Hall (Room 122), Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2DN

Please ensure that your CV provides details of two referees. We intend to contact references upon an offer of appointment.

For further information on the role of Independent Members, please contact Amelia Christopher on 020 8213 2838.

Closing date for applications: midday 5th January 2020

Interviews are due to be held during the week beginning: 20th January 2020

For more information about the Surrey Police and Crime Panel, please visit:


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