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INDEPENDENT PANEL MEMBER
job opportunity in London with MOPAC

Welcome

Dear Applicant 

Thank you for your interest in the role of Independent Member to sit on Police Misconduct Hearings.

You will be part of a list of independent people able to sit on Misconduct Hearings when required. The time commitment is variable but is likely to be between 3 - 8 hearings per year. Most hearings last two or five days, and on rare occasions several weeks. The public expect police officers to be dealt with fairly but thoroughly, and you will be expected to use your skills and experience to make sure this happens.

The role is open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless necessarily of their level of experience, as long as they can demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills, self-confidence and the ability to take a balanced, open minded and objective approach to issues presented. You will also be expected to have a good understanding of community perceptions and relations with regard to policing matters. I hope you find this information pack, which includes the job description, helpful in understanding the nature of the role we are looking to fill. There will also be an opening evening in the week commencing 10th September where you will have the opportunity to hear more about the role and to ask questions.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 established an elected Police and Crime Commissioner for each police force area across England and Wales to ensure that there is democratic oversight of how policing is delivered. In London, the elected Mayor – Sadiq Khan, is the equivalent of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is responsible for ensuring that the Metropolitan Police deliver an efficient and effective service for Londoners.

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) supports the Mayor in fulfilling his role. The Mayor has appointed a statutory Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime – Sophie Linden – to lead MOPAC. MOPAC is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction for policing and safety, overseeing police performance in the capital and commissioning a wide range of services to prevent crime and support victims.

To complement its existing members, MOPAC is seeking a further ten independent members to sit on misconduct panels, in respect of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) misconduct hearings. I hope you find this information pack helpful in understanding the nature of the role we are looking to fill. I look forward to receiving your application.

Kind regards
Judith Mullett
Head of Workforce Development and Professional Standards