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Joint Independent Audit Committee member

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Daily allowance and travel expenses
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Crime
Salary band
Where will they be working
From our office

Managing risk and enhancing trust and confidence in policing

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley and the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police (TVP) are seeking an exceptional individual to join their Audit and Risk Committee known as JIAC (Joint Independent Audit Committee).

This is a unique opportunity managing risk in England’s largest non-metropolitan police force, at a time of strategic growth and change.

We welcome applications from all interested candidates. In order to better reflect our local communities, we encourage applications from underrepresented groups including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and women. We particularly welcome applications from those who have financial qualifications and/or recent audit committee experience.

The purpose of JIAC is to provide independent advice, assurance and recommendations to the PCC and the Chief Constable on matters of risk, governance and fiduciary responsibility.

The Committee provides a vital added layer of confidence which not only works to ensure that Thames Valley Police has efficient and effective assurance arrangements in place but also helps to assure the public that both TVP and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are well-run and financially sound, building public trust and confidence in local policing.

In recent years JIAC has looked at how TVP improves critical processes including, ensuring safety in custody; ensuring fairness in interactions with the public; conducting thorough investigations with the right justice outcomes; managing cyber and information risk as well as engaging in the full breadth of financial control.

As a JIAC member, you will act as a “critical friend” bringing challenge in a constructive way. It is a stimulating and interesting role, and an opportunity to contribute significantly to society.

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 candidate will be subject to a police vetting check. Serving police officers or police staff are not eligible for this role and members must be politically neutral.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 May.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 3 June.

The successful applicant will receive training and a daily allowance and expenses for travelling to TVP Headquarters. The total involvement is around 10-12 days per year, including 4-5 formal meetings, preparation, observation of other TVP governance bodies, and visits to police sites to understand the organisation and its risks.

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