Independent Reviewer of Complaints

Part-time post based at OPCC, Sutton Road, Maidstone
Starting salary: £
40,200 (pro rata), rising to £45,660 (pro rata)
losing date for applications: Friday 29 May 2020

Are you passionate about helping to uphold high standards in policing, and ensuring that officers and staff adhere to the Code of Ethics? Do you want to help build a new focus on organisational learning, and individual development?

We are initially looking for someone to work for approximately three days a week, but are flexible as to how and where these hours are taken. As this is an entirely new role, for an entirely revised complaints process, there may be changes in the future.

Legislative changes mean that Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, and his office, now receive appeals from the public when they are unhappy with the outcome of their complaint to Kent Police. We therefore need someone with an analytical mind, with sound judgement who can demonstrate distinct independence from the police, who can review these cases and come to clear and reasoned judgements. For example, you may have a legal background, have worked for the CPS, or in audit.

The job description, which lists all the necessary and desirable qualities, is below.

To apply, download an application form (below) and return it by email to by the closing date of Friday 29 May.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 19 June.

Whilst the above dates have been provided, they may be subject to change due to business requirements.

This role requires a level of vetting and background checks, which can take up to eight weeks. It is also politically restricted. Further information can be found here.