These hearings preside over serious misconduct cases in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police.
In response to changes in legislation, from 2016 legally qualified Chairs will replace Police Chairs on Police Misconduct Hearings.
The Police and Crime Commissioners from Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside will jointly recruit a list of chairs to cover all of the five police force areas. Details of the recruitment process will be posted here shortly.
To apply you must satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a 5-year basis as set out in section 50 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
You will have to complete security checks to ensure that you are suitable for appointment. Appointment to the list will be for a five year period and the number of tribunals you are asked to cover may vary but should be about 8-10 a year.
Full details are available here:
Please send your completed application form and monitoring questionnaire by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to:
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside,
Allerton Police Station,
Please note, the closing date for the application is Wednesday 30th September at 8am.
In addition to a qualified chair the Police Misconduct Hearings also includes a member of the public to reassure the community that police misconduct matters are treated seriously and are properly investigated and adjudicated.
Independent Members must be able to constructively challenge accepted facts and views to make fair and evidence-based judgments about an officer’s conduct and agree an appropriate course of action.
A recruitment process for independent members will take place shortly and details will be posted here.