Managing risk at the heart of a large fast-moving police service
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley and the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police (TVP) are seeking new members for the Risk & Audit Committee known as JIAC (Joint Independent Audit Committee).
This is a unique opportunity in managing risk in England’s largest non-metropolitan police force, at a time of strategic change and growth.
This is a role which may appeal to senior, experienced members of the nonexecutive community who are looking for interesting and focused ways to contribute to society; and to successful executives who are taking their early steps into the nonexecutive world — we welcome applications from both those profiles. We particularly welcome those who have financial qualifications and/or recent audit committee experience.
TVP has a workforce of 9000 and a turnover of more than £500m, handling complex and sensitive risks. The services it delivers are vital for public safety, for the prevention of serious and organised crime, for reduction of online harms, and for confidence among our communities. The organisation is firmly in the public eye, operating across a broad front with many operational and reputational risks. JIAC plays a key role in ensuring that its governance is appropriately robust.
Candidates are required to be over the age of 18, and live or work in the Thames Valley area and be able to attend meetings at TVP Headquarters, Kidlington during the working day. The successful candidates will be subject to a police vetting check. Serving police officers or police staff are not eligible for this role. Members must be politically neutral.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 24 September 2023.
Interviews are expected to take place during the afternoon on 9 October 2023.
The successful applicants will receive training and a daily allowance and expenses for travelling to TVP Headquarters. The current schedule is based on four to five meetings each year, plus observation of elements of governance and opportunities to engage with management, visit police facilities and build an understanding of policing in action.