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Police hunt begins for two talented and tenacious residents

Two unknown residents in Derbyshire are on the ‘much wanted’ list of Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles and Chief Constable Mick Creedon.

The Commissioner and the Chief have joined together in their quest to identify two special people by early next year – and appoint them to a key assurance and supporting role.

“What we are looking for is the experience necessary to help oversee and improve the delivery of the county’s policing services,” Mr Charles explained.

“This will mean representing our local communities in an independent capacity as members of a committee designed to support the Commissioner and the Chief Constable to ensure that policing in Derbyshire is properly governed and managed.”

The successful candidates filling the two vacancies will be expected to prepare for and attend at least four meetings within each financial year. They will join the Joint Audit Risk and Assurance Committee (JARAC) on 31 May next year for a five-year term, and be offered appropriate training, expenses and travel costs.

“By stepping forward to share their experience and know-how, the two new members will be helping to provide an important service for the good of our county,” Mr Charles said.

At least one of the new members will need to have significant experience in accounting or a strong financial ability. Their role will involve providing independent assurance on the adequacy of the corporate governance, financial affairs and risk management arrangements for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and also Derbyshire Constabulary.

Closing date for applicants is 5pm on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

The Commissioner and Chief welcome applicants with practical experience in the financial or general management of business or public sector organisations in strategic planning, risk and performance management.  A key function of the JARAC is to provide independent assurance to the Chief Constable and to the Commissioner. All appointments are subject to vetting.

Other attributes include a sound knowledge of organisational governance and a good understanding of the roles and purpose of internal and external audit; understanding relevant statutory duties and legislative requirements; and the ability to interpret, question, scrutinise and assure statistical and financial information.

For an application pack go to the PCC’s website at http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/Your-PCC/Vacancies.aspx or contact Liz Kelly on 0300 1226007 for further information.  



Media Enquiries:    Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401




Posted on Monday 30th November 2015
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