South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel currently has a vacancy for one Independent member, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Panel and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved the governance and accountability arrangements for policing in South Yorkshire.

Candidates should:

  •  Have a genuine interest in improving policing in South Yorkshire, through the governance arrangements afforded to the Panel;
  • Have a professional background in an area such as community safety, criminal justice, health, victim support or the voluntary / third sector;
  • Be an independent voice alongside elected Councillors providing constructive challenge, scrutiny and support to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

This position is not open to:

  • Locally elected councillors
  • Sitting MPs
  • Members of the European Parliament
  • Employees of the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Employees of South Yorkshire Police (operational and civilian)
  • Civilian police staff member
  • Local authority staff members within the South Yorkshire Police Force area
  • Holder of any position within a political party

It is also is restricted to applicants living or working in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
Independent members serve a maximum tenure of eight years, and currently receive an allowance of £920.00 per annum (this amount is subject to tax) and reasonable travel expenses. The latter are reimbursed through the completion of an allowance claim form.

Interviews for the role will take place on Thursday 17th June 2021
The interview will be held virtual via MS Teams unless there is a significant change to Government guidance

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 14, 2021