Do you have the skills to be an Independent Advisor on the policing of Essex?
This is an exciting time for policing in Essex. As the county’s first PCC, I have spent the last year travelling around the county and meeting the public to learn about their concerns and experiences of crime and policing.
This has helped me to identify a number of important principles: that communities should be supported to develop local solutions to local problems; that responsive and visible policing is essential to building public confidence and trust; and finally, that in my role as PCC it is vital for me to be visible and vocal in leading the public debate about crime and policing, listening to the voices of victims of crime and working alongside communities and local partners to ensure that crime continues to fall right across the county.
To support me in my role, I have decided to create a new Strategic Policing Board. This is the first of its kind in the UK. Chaired by myself, the Board will advise me and the Chief Constable on strategic issues; it will enable our decision making to be more informed, our thinking to be more imaginative and farsighted and will open us up further to constructive and independent challenge and support, much in the same way as a board of non executive directors operates within well run organisations.
I am now looking for three to four high calibre professionals to join the board as Independent Advisors. The advisors’ role will be to bring a level of independence, insight, challenge and support to the board, which in turn will help us – and therefore policing – to be more effective throughout Essex. They will focus in particular on strategic development and resourcing, together with the ethics and integrity of policing. These are new and exciting roles and it offers a chance to be innovative and to be a pioneer in helping to shape the future of Essex policing.
We need people who will stand back to help us to look forward. If you are intellectually robust, with the ability to be both strategic and forensic, and you want to help Essex Police to be the very best it can be – not just now – but in the years to come, I look forward to hearing from you.
Full details of the roles and details of how to apply can be found on the Attenti website here:
Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex