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Police and Crime Commissioner Recruits for Paid Voluntary Roles

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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset is looking for people from a range of backgrounds, professions and experience who are passionate about ensuring the police are efficient and effective to become members of its Joint Audit Committee.

The Joint Audit Committee (JAC) is independent and works to enhance public trust and confidence in the governance of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon & Somerset Police.

The work of the committee includes advising on good governance and providing assurance on the effectiveness of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office. It assesses risks to the organisation, undertakes compliance checks and ensures good financial practices are in place and followed.

The roles are voluntary but do attract an annual payment of £2,000 plus expenses.

You can apply for the role here: Joint Audit Committee Volunteers (

Describing the roles, Chief Finance Office Paul Butler said:

“It is vital that we maintain the highest quality, compliance and standards and these roles are central to the functioning of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office. We have a responsibility to ensure effective delivery of the Police and Crime Plan and this committee is made up of people from all walks of life who offer independent views and scrutinise the work we do.

“We hold meetings between 4-6 times per year and encourage people from a range of backgrounds and work experience to apply – you do not need to be a finance expert! We really want people who can question strategic plans and processes in place which are designed to hold the police force to account.

“As the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner we rely heavily on our volunteers to scrutinise the police and to provide an independent viewpoint. If you have a sense of social justice and feel strongly about ensuring policing is fair for everyone please get in touch – we provide all the training you need for these very rewarding roles.”

For more information visit: Joint Audit Committee | OPCC for Avon and Somerset (