Independent members to sit on Police Gross Misconduct Hearings

Closing date: Thursday 12 December 2019

Ethics and integrity are at the heart of policing.  It is vital that the highest standards are maintained, but sometimes officers fall below the high standard expected of them.

All police forces hold gross misconduct hearings. Since 2016 these have been presided over by Legally Qualified Chairs. Each panel requires an independent member to ensure transparency and to provide an experienced lay person’s view of the proceedings. 

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, is seeking a number of new independent members to sit on these panels. 

We are seeking people with an independent mind and keen analytical skills, potentially from a professional background such as law, audit, or social work, who can analyse a great deal of information and make sound, reasoned decisions.

You would sit on approximately three to four panels per year.  Terms are for four years, with a possibility of a further extension.  This role will require a level of police vetting, and there are certain eligibility criteria for the role.

Further information about this role, and an application form, can be found below. To apply, please return the application form (and a CV, if desired) to by the  closing date of 12 December.

Interviews will be held on 17 January at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sutton Road, Maidstone.

Whilst this will be an appointment for Kent, the OPCC works on a regional basis and you may occasionally be approached to attend panels in other parts of the South East.