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Lay Co-Opted Member

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Appointment of Lay Co-Opted Member

Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Staffordshire?

We are looking for a member of the public to serve as a Lay Co-opted member of the Staffordshire Police Fire and Crime Panel.

The Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire’s primary role is to maintain, and secure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Police and Fire and Rescue Services.

The main role of the Panel will be to scrutinise the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, to promote openness in the transaction of Police and Fire and Rescue business and also to support the Commissioner in the effective exercise of their functions.

The Ideal Candidate

Applicants must be resident in the Staffordshire Police and Fire area and must have

  • An active involvement in a sector of the community (eg business, voluntary sectors)
  • The ability to represent the cross section of views and concerns of the public
  • Knowledge/expertise of community safety issues

Applicants must not ….

  • Be a member of staff of the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for the Staffordshire Police and Fire area
  • Be a member of the civilian staff of the Police Force for the Staffordshire area
  • Be a Member of the National Assembly for Wales
  • Be a Member of the Scottish Parliament
  • Be a Member of the European Parliament
  • Be a Member of Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council or any Borough or District Council in Staffordshire
  • Have been adjudged bankrupt
  • Have been convicted of an imprisonable offence.

The appointment will be for a four year period. Payments will be made to cover travel and other expenses.

If you interested in applying please contact Mandy Pattinson, e mail:

Closing Date: 29 September 2023

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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