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Thank you for your interest in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley (OPCC).

Current vacancies:

Independent Scrutiny & Oversight Board (ISOB) – Volunteer

Thames Valley Police have committed to the development and deployment of the Race Action Plan across all areas of the force.  The Action Plan aims to tackle racism and racial disparity in every area of policing. The ISOB exists to provide overview and external scrutiny, to provide assurance of the Police’s Plan of Action and its Outputs. The expected time commitment is a maximum of 2 days per month split across a range of activities.

Thames Valley ISOB represents the diversity reflected across our communities. We want this diversity to be present on our Board and are required to promote the recruitment of culturally diverse members, with a particular focus on representing, involving, and retaining those from under-represented communities and young people.

We welcome applications from anyone regardless of age, experience, sexuality, religion/beliefs, disability, ethnicity, heritage, gender, socio-economic background or other differences.

This voluntary role will include the following duties;

  • Work in a transparent manner keeping good records of meetings, decisions and correspondence which can be made publicly accessible as appropriate.
  • Hold the Police Race Action Plan board (“the PRAP”) to account for performance by monitoring and scrutinising the actions taken to implement the Action Plan.
  • Have the authority to engage with internal and external stakeholders who could provide support and advice to shape and deliver the Plan. This will include external organisations and those leading in relevant fields, as well as staff networks and associations.
  • Establish, with the PRAP, a baseline from which PRAP progress can be measured. The ISOB will therefore receive and be able to request data and information through the Action Plan’s central team.
  • Offer advice and guidance to the PRAP on the Action Plan and where appropriate to Forces and NPCC Coordination Committees in order to help shape their activity.
  • Use an independent voice to communicate and report on progress against the Action Plan.

We’re looking for someone who has a passion for championing and advocating on issues of inclusion and race, with an ability to think strategically and to challenge constructively, analyse detailed information and exercise independent, evidence-based judgement across a broad spectrum of policy and strategic equality issues, and be able to work in a team with others from varied backgrounds, with a capacity to devote the time and effort required to effectively discharge the duties of this role.

The successful applicant will be motivated by public service and a desire to bring about genuine, positive change and possess an empathetic and respectful communication approach to understanding the context, culture and history reflected in individual and community perspectives.

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 7 July 2024.

For further details and to apply, please visit the Thames Valley Police recruitment website.