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Vacancy - Chair of Independent Ethics and Scrutiny Board


“Scrutiny of police operations by those they impact upon is a vital element in the broader oversight that a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for.” Keith Hunter, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.

Thank you for your interest in this new and highly important role.

We are changing and strengthening our approach to scrutiny and currently advertising for Scrutiny Volunteers who will provide a unique insight or perspective that would otherwise be missed.

A key part of the changes is the development of an overarching Independent Ethics and Scrutiny Board, whose role is to explore ethical issues and matters raised by our Scrutiny Volunteers (through the Police Powers and Hate Crime Scrutiny Groups) in depth and from multiple perspectives, with the purpose of generating genuine and positive organisational learning, informing local priorities, challenging when appropriate and helping us to create and ensure openness and transparency.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to Chair the Independent Ethics and Scrutiny Board – someone who has experience of chairing high-level meetings, communicates effectively and concisely, is willing to ask the tough questions and make balanced judgements, is motivated and open to new ideas, treats people with respect and works as part of a team.

The Independent Ethics and Scrutiny Board will deliver findings (via the Chair) directly to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The remainder of this pack includes:

1.  About the Independent Ethics and Scrutiny Board 

2.  Role of the Chair of the Independent Ethics and Scrutiny Board (including details of hours and remuneration)

3.  Application Form 

Please feel free to contact Paul Wainwright, Head of Assurance and Statutory Duties, if you need any further information or an informal chat about the role as follows:


Phone: 07814 976773

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 15 February 2021.

We look forward to receiving your application.