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Independent Panel Member

Job Reference Number
Salary range
This an voluntary position, travel and carers expenses can be claimed
Closing Date
Sunday 6 June 2021
Full / Part time
Part time
Job Hours
Attendance at approximately 6 meetings a year plus preparation and reading time. Meetings are usually held on Mondays 1pm to 5pm, across the West Midlands. Dates for the year are set in advance. Meeting papers are published a week before each meeting.
Period of Contract
Fixed 3-year term, July 2021 to 2024
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Enhanced DBS Check Required
Job Information

Independent Panel Member on the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel

We are looking for a community-minded individual to join the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel. You will act as an independent voice, sitting alongside councillors from the 7 local councils in the West Midlands area, to scrutinise the work of the recently elected Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Panel is an independent body that publicly scrutinises the activities and priorities of the Police and Crime Commissioner - acting as a critical friend by providing both constructive challenge and support. The Panel is an integral part of the governance structures for policing by promoting open, accountable and transparent decision-making.

This is an exciting opportunity for a member of the public with community-based experience to apply their insight and skills to reviewing the strategic plans, budget and performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

More information about the Police and Crime Panel and the Independent Panel Member role is in our Recruitment Pack.

Induction and other appropriate training will be provided.

For informal enquires please email the Panel Officer on

How to apply

To apply, download our application form and return your completed form to

For more information, please download the Job Description and Person Specification and background information about the Police and Crime Panel.

Interviews: week commencing 28 June 2021

First Panel meeting: 12 July 2021

Terms and conditions
Applicants must be over 18 and live or work in the West Midlands. Please see full eligibility criteria in the recruitment pack.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, including those with caring responsibilities
The Panel is a joint committee of the seven West Midland councils and is administered by Birmingham City Council.
Independent Panel Members are required to comply with the Birmingham City Council Code of Conduct and adhere to the seven Nolan Principles of Public Life
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