The Police and Crime Commissioners for the West Midlands region are seeking to appoint Legally Qualified Advisors to join the list of people able to sit on police misconduct hearing panels. These hearings preside over serious misconduct cases in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police in England and Wales.
Police and Crime Commissioners have the challenging role of ensuring that the people of their respective region are served by an efficient and effective police force. Transparent, fair and robust arrangements for police officer discipline are an important way of inspiring public confidence in the high professional standards and ethical values of our police.
Successful candidates will join the Panels for the Police and Crime Commissioners of West Mercia, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands, and the work will therefore be varied across the entire region.
An important principle is for misconduct processes to build trust and confidence in policing both for our communities, but also for the staff working within policing. A commitment to fairness and transparency, with a particular emphasis on understanding the issues that are important to our diverse communities is critical in this role.
Applicants must satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a 5-year basis as set out in section 50 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007
Applications are sought from qualified lawyers who can demonstrate integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, analysis, sound judgement and an objective approach to issues presented.
Applications from candidates who have current or previous experience of regulatory law are actively encouraged.
For more information and to apply, visit the West Midlands PCC website here.