Independent Reviewer of Complaints

Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020

Are you passionate about helping to uphold high standards in policing, and ensuring that officers and staff adhere to the Code of Ethics? Do you want to help build a new focus on organisational learning, and individual development?

We are initially looking for someone to work for approximately three days a week, but are flexible as to how and where these hours are taken. As this is an entirely new role, for an entirely revised complaints process, there may be changes in the future.

Legislative changes mean that Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, and his office, will now receive appeals from the public when they are unhappy with the outcome of their complaint to Kent Police. We therefore need someone with an analytical mind, with sound judgement who can demonstrate distinct independence from the police, who can review these cases and come to clear and reasoned judgements. For example, you may have a legal background, or have worked for the Crown Prosecution Service, or in audit.

The job description, which lists all the necessary and desirable qualities, is available below.

The pay scale is between £40,200 to £45,660 pro rata. New joiners will start at the lowest spinal point.

The post will be based in the OPCC, Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone. Please note that this role will require a level of vetting, and is also politically restricted. Further information can be found here.

To apply, download an application form (below) and return it by email to

Interviews will be held on Friday 20 March at Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone ME15 9BZ.