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

In this section you can find out more information on any current vacancies in the OPCC, our panels and committees and our Custody Visiting Scheme.    

Vacancy – Lay member of the Joint Independent Audit Committee

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley and the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police (TVP) are looking for citizens with relevant experience in the private, public or third sector who are politically neutral, to sit as independent members of the Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC).

Do you want to help scrutinise the way your policing finances operate? Could you offer a strong and independent voice on corporate governance? The Committee will review and scrutinise the affairs of both organisations, looking at issues such as risk management, internal control, change programmes and corporate governance as well as overseeing audit arrangements and reviewing financial statements.

Four members currently sit on the Committee but there is a vacancy for a further three.  The appointment will be for a four-year period terminating in 2027.

Candidates are required to be over the age of 18, and live or work in the Thames Valley area and be able to attend meetings at TVP Headquarters, Kidlington during the working day. The successful candidates will be subject to a police vetting check. Serving police officers or police staff are not eligible for this role.

The successful applicant will receive training and a daily allowance including expenses for travelling to TVP Headquarters. The current schedule is based on four to five meetings each year.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

To view the candidate pack, diversity form and to complete an application form, please follow the below links.

Volunteers – Independent Custody Visitors

We are always open to expressions of interest in joining our Custody Visiting Scheme. For more information and the application from please visit Independent Custody Visitors.

Volunteers – Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel

Recruitment of two Independent Co-Opted Members

Two community-minded individuals are being sought to join the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel; the body which is tasked with holding the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner to account across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire.

The role of the co-optees is to act as an independent voice on the Panel, which monitors, scrutinises and supports the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Selection will be based on the knowledge, skills and expertise the individuals can bring to the role. The co-optees could have a professional background in an area such as community safety, criminal justice or victim support; alternatively, a strong track record of relevant voluntary work would be just as valuable. Applications are being particularly encouraged from under-represented groups.

The Panel is made up of 18 local authority Councillors, representing 14 local authorities in the Thames Valley Police force area (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire), and two Independent Co-Opted Members.

Anyone interested in applying for the independent co-optee role must be able to dedicate around one day per month and attend a minimum of six meetings each year at varying locations across the Thames Valley. Co-optees would serve a four-year term. No allowance is paid for the roles, but travel expenses will be paid and all relevant training will be provided.

For more information and to request an application pack, please telephone the Panel’s Scrutiny Officer, Khalid Ahmed on 07990 368048 or email khalid.ahmed@oxfordshire.gov.uk

For further information on the role of the panel, please visit the Police and Crime Panel webpage on the Oxfordshire County Council website.

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