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Commissioning Officer

Salary – £31,095 – £32,907

37 hours per week

West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking a dynamic, creative individual to work as part of his commissioning team.

The successful candidate will help shape and deliver the PCC’s agenda for a multi-million pound annual commissioning fund. This will mean ensuring the best possible services are in place for victims of crime, effective measures and initiatives are delivered to prevent crime and reassure communities, and the best possible value is achieved for public money.

For more information and to apply, please click here. Closing date – 12:00, Thursday 7th November 2019.

Regional Complaints Review Manager

Salary – £40,719 – £44,787 pa, pro-rata

29 hours per week

The Police and Crime Commissioners of West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire are seeking a dynamic and confident individual to take on this new senior role of Police Complaints Review Manager.

The successful candidate will work closely with staff from the offices of the three PCCs and will be responsible for undertaking all complaints reviews in accordance with the Police Reform Act 2002 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017.   They will also provide a valuable link between the PCCs and the professional standards work of each police force.

This is a great opportunity if you have a flair for detail and the ability to understand complex information, coupled with experience of working successfully at a senior level and evidence of being an effective communicator.

or more information about the role please contact Andrea Gabbitas on 0121 626 6060  for an informal discussion.

The closing date is Monday 11 November and interviews will take place on Monday 18 November.

For more information and to apply click here. 

Independent Custody Visitors

We are keen to hear from people interested in volunteering as Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) for the North Worcestershire and Herefordshire Panels.

Independent Custody Visitors are volunteers recruited by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner from the local community. They are independent of the police service. Following training, they work in pairs and are able to make unannounced visits to police stations within their force area to check on the welfare of people detained in custody.  They observe, comment and report on the conditions and treatment of people detained.  They check that the statutory rights and entitlements governing the welfare of detainees are being observed.

As an Independent Custody Visitor, you would have a vital role in ensuring the welfare of persons in police custody in West Mercia and strengthening public confidence in police custody practices.  You would be assigned to a Panel near to where you live or work and with another custody visitor you would be asked to make unannounced visits to the local police station(s) with custody suites.  As a volunteer you will be given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your community, develop your skills and experience, meet people and make friends.  You will be provided with training and support to carry out the role.  The role is voluntary (unpaid), although travelling expenses are paid.

The scheme does not require a lot of a volunteer’s time but there would be some unsocial hours as visits can take place at any time within a 24 hour period.  You would be expected to make a commitment to carry out a minimum of one custody visit per month (lasting approximately one hour plus travel time).  In addition you would be expected to attend two evening Panel meetings per year, and one or two meetings or training events usually held on Saturdays.  Appointments last for 3 years and may be extended by mutual agreement.

To be eligible to apply you must be over 18, live or work in the West Mercia policing area, and have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 years. You will not be suitable if there could be a conflict of interest e.g. you are a serving Police Officer or Justice of the Peace (Magistrate) or if you have a criminal conviction.  You must be happy to travel to custody suites in Kidderminster or Hereford.  All applications are subject to Police vetting.

If you would like to be considered for a role within the scheme in these areas, please complete the application form here.

Once completed email to Philip.Compton@westmercia.pnn.police.uk or post to OPCC, West Mercia Police, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP. He will be in touch with more information on the next stages of the process.

To read the role description click here.

To read the person specification click here.

Click here for further information about custody visiting, and what it’s like to take part.

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Mon 18

Road Focus Drop In Session

18th November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 19

Road Focus Drop In Session

19th November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 19

Road Focus Driver Awareness Session

19th November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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