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The Office of the PCC is recruiting new members to its Joint Independent Audit Committee

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is seeking new independent members to join its Joint Independent Audit Committee.

The Joint Independent Audit Committee provides independent advice and assurance on the overall governance of the OPCC and Thames Valley Police. 

The Committee will review and scrutinise the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, internal audit and control, and corporate governance arrangements of both organisations, as well as reviewing financial management and reporting.

The Committee comprises five independent members. Three members have already been appointed and the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable are looking to appoint another two.

Applicants must have a good understanding and experience of public sector legislation and guidance and be politically neutral. 

Paul Hammond, Chief Executive of the OPCC said “The Joint Independent Audit Committee is a key component of the PCC and Chief Constable’s arrangements for corporate governance and this is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in this area and would like to help scrutinise the way that police finances operate.”

Applicants must be over the age of 18, live or work in the Thames Valley area and be able to attend meetings at Police Headquarters, Kidlington during the working day.

The successful applicants will receive training and a daily allowance including expenses for travelling to Police Headquarters. Meetings are normally held on a quarterly basis.

Applicants will be subject to a police vetting check. Serving police officers or police staff are not eligible for this role.

To find out more about the role of the Committee and the competencies required, you can download an application pack from the OPCC website