Chief Officer - Misconduct Panel Chair

Job Description

Avon and Somerset Police are embarking on a journey of transformation. This fresh opportunity presents the chance to cultivate a workplace culture that emphasises adherence to legal and regulatory standards, while also aligning with our core organisational values of Caring, Courageous, Learning, and Inclusive.

This is your opportunity to do meaningful work that makes a real difference, empowering you to refine perspectives and methodologies, thereby contributing to our vision of outstanding policing for everyone.

Main responsibilities

  • Reviewing papers for cases dealt with under the Police (Conduct) Regulations and employment law.
  • Reading and comprehending misconduct documents, including analysing complex documentary evidence
  • Chair preliminary misconduct hearings to address legal, procedural and regulatory issues.
  • Collaborating with fellow panel members to determine outcomes and administering disciplinary measures as deemed necessary.
  • Crafting detailed and thorough reports that encompass all relevant information, analysis, and findings in a comprehensive manner.

Skills and experience

  • Relevant policing experience, within the last 3 years.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading meetings and a track record of effectively managing proceedings with confidence and authority.
  • Proficient in navigating and operating within legislative and regulatory frameworks, ensuring adherence to all applicable laws, rules, and guidelines.
  • Experience of evaluating evidence/information and making objective, unbiased and thoughtful decisions.
  • The ability to articulate thoughts clearly and concisely, actively listen to others, and adapt communication styles to suit different audiences and situations.

We offer:

A package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits to support whatever stage of life you're in, including:

  • Flexible working
  • Continuous professional development
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance scheme offering help through counselling services, legal advice, fitness advice, personal coaching and health assessment
  • Staff discount scheme for savings on shopping, days out, sporting events, holidays
  • In our Headquarters in Portishead, you’ll have access to a 24 hour gym, on-site Costa Coffee shop and beautiful grounds.

 This is a fixed term contract for 18 months 

In performing this role, you will be required to access distressing material whilst on operational work which will likely be impactful, traumatic and challenging. Given the nature of the work, it is also possible that you will have contact with individuals who are experiencing extreme distress. Avon and Somerset Police recognises this and offers all staff a range of wellbeing provisions, including TRiM (Trauma Risk Management) peer-to-peer support, and access to free confidential counselling. All staff are strongly encouraged to proactively access and engage with the support available.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

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About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

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