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Advertisement for an Independent Co-opted Member of the South Wales Police and Crime Panel

Last Updated: 07/11/2019

The South Wales Police and Crime Panel (the Panel) is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual to join the Panel as an Independent Co-opted Member until 31st October 2020.

The role of a Panel Member is an important and demanding one and Members are expected to hold high standards of personal integrity at all times and to be respectful of others. Applicants must live within the South Wales Police Force area.

Each police force area has a Police and Crime Panel to offer both support and challenge in relation to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (the PCC) decision-making and actions. The PCC is required to consult with the Panel on the strategic plan for local policing, as well as the level of council tax needed to support the local policing budget, and the appointment of a Chief Constable. Independent Co-opted Members, through their knowledge and experience, are expected to enhance the Panel’s ability to play its role effectively.

The commitment required from an Independent Co-opted Member will depend upon the work programme approved by the Panel, but typically will average 5 meetings per year. Meetings are held during normal office hours and are held in Merthyr Tydfil, but may also be held at varying locations throughout the South Wales Police force area. There is no salary for the role, but an allowance is payable.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019. It is anticipated that interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted during week commencing 16th   December, in Merthyr Tydfil.

To obtain an application pack or for more information please visit:

Alternatively contact Simon Jones (01685) 725201 or Michelle Hemmings (01685) 725168 at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council - email

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