Legally Qualified Chairs
The above salary is based on a full time (37 hour) salary. If you are successful in a part time role this will be pro-rata'd to reflect your working hours.
Please note: Exceptions to starting salary may apply if you are an existing Police Staff employee substantively posted to a role at the same grade.
For additional information on allowances please see our "allowances" page
These positions will be working for the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners in Devon and Cornwall and Dorset.
Following a public consultation led by the Home Secretary, changes were made to the police disciplinary system for the purposes of more transparency, independence and justice. This included holding Police Misconduct Hearings in public and replacing Chief Police Officers with Legally Qualified Chairs.
Police Misconduct Hearing Panels are convened to hear allegations of serious cases of misconduct by police officers. The maximum outcome at this hearing would be dismissal from the police service without notice. Cases would include for example, allegations of criminal acts, serious road traffic matters such as drink/driving and other serious breaches of the standards of professional behaviour expected of police officers, such as neglect of duty. Misconduct Hearings could also be convened to consider the final stages of action under performance regulations, where police officers can be dismissed for unsatisfactory performance or attendance.
When hearing cases under The Police (Conduct) Regulations, the Chair will be expected to have read the papers in advance, and will be required to provide full reasons in writing for the Misconduct Hearing Panels decision before the end of 5 working days, after the day of the conclusions of the proceedings. It is a very paper heavy process and so a commitment to writing reports will be essential.
Misconduct Hearing Panel Chairs are required to travel throughout the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.
Please see role profile for full details.
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