Joint Audit, Risk and Assurance Panel Member

Force Headquarters
Police and Crime Commissioner
Fixed Salary

£2,988 - £2,988

Part Time
The JARAP will meet approximately six times a year.
Part Time
Fixed Term
4 years with option for second tenure
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the Chief Constable (CC) are looking for members of the public with who are politically neutral, to sit as independent members of the Joint Audit, Risk and Assurance Panel (JARAP). We are particularly looking for applicants with experience working with or in the public sector or those with financial accountancy experience. We are looking to appoint one new JARAP member for (up to) a four-year period to March 2026.

The JARAP is an important, independent means of enhancing public trust and confidence in the governance of the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and Leicestershire Police. The purpose of the panel is to provide the independent scrutiny of risk management, performance management, and financial management and governance arrangements. Also, to oversee all audit arrangements, the reviewing of financial statements and ensuring that appropriate risk controls and assurances are in place.

To be successful in this role, you will already have knowledge or interest in local community issues and previous experience in a local or community leadership role. You will be passionate about wanting to make an impact for local residents and will use your enquiring and inquisitive nature to ask questions to gain a clear insight, which will then allow you to stimulate debate and positive change as part of the panel.

You will have excellent communication skills, be confident in speaking up, able to actively participate in meetings and an ability to examine evidence and complex documentation. In this role it is also essential that you are able to take an independent, unbiased view and maintain the highest level of integrity, accountability and honesty in the actions you take.

Applicants are required to be over the age of 18, live or work in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area and be able to attend meetings at Leicestershire Police Headquarters during the working day (currently appropriate Covid 19 related remote procedures apply). The Panel Members will be subject to a police vetting check. Serving police officers or police staff are not eligible for this role.

The successful applicant will receive training, be paid an annual allowance and able to claim reasonable expenses. The current schedule is based on five meetings each year.

At Leicestershire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioners and the Leicestershire Police we are committed to better reflecting the communities that we serve. We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 31st January 2022.

Interviews will be held on week beginning 7th February 2022.

To find out more about the role of panel members, including the panel’s terms of reference, role description, and individual member competencies, personal skills and qualities please see the attached information pack.

For more information, please contact Kira Hughes Interim Chief Finance Officer in the first instance on 0116 2222222 ex 3307200 or direct any questions to

This opportunity is closed to applications.