Independent Panel Member - Police Misconduct Panels
This is an opportunity to be involved in one of the most important responsibilities in policing – by providing greater transparency and independence whilst upholding the high professional standards the public expects from our police service.
The four bodies responsible for overseeing the Metropolitan Police, the British Transport Police, the City of London Police, and the Ministry of Defence all have a duty to recruit Independent Panel Members for police misconduct panels. These panels preside over serious misconduct cases, in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police.
The role of Independent Panel Member is open to individuals over the age of 18 who can demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills, self-confidence and the ability to take a balanced, open minded and objective approach to the issues presented. Applicants must currently live in London and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of community perceptions and relations with regard to policing matters. Candidates must have an understanding of the need for high standards of conduct in the police service and a commitment to fairness and equality. Previous experience of participating in disciplinary panels, and an understanding of employment law are both desirable.
Independent Panel Members will attend hearings as and when required - the time commitment is variable but is likely to consist of between 3 - 8 hearings per year with hearings generally lasting between two to five days. Appointments will be made on an initial four-year term in January 2019.
The qualities sought include integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, sound judgement and objective approach to issues presented.
Independent Panel Member will need to be available to attend frequent Metropolitan Police misconduct hearings in London, and every now and then, hearings for the City of London Police, the British Transport Police and the Ministry of Defence Police.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo security vetting and mandatory training. Serving or former personnel of MOPAC, Office of Police and Crime Commissioners or police forces should not apply.
In order to apply, please complete the “IPM Application Form”, and the “Diversity form” located in the application portal and microsite. Please all documents along with a copy of your CV to the “upload CV” field on the portal.
For more information about the application process hays.co.uk/jobs/mopac
The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 28th September, 2018
We are holding two open evenings to explain more about the roles and their context. Due to limited space, attendance is by invitation only. If you wish to attend, please call Margaux Shipley on 02072598743 with some information on why you are interested and why you think you are suited to this role.
Interview selection panels will be scheduled during week commencing 29th October, 2018