Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, wants to move quickly to make a permanent appointment of a Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police. To help her do so, she wants to be advised by a number of people who are experienced in recruitment and selection procedures for senior professionals.
Particularly, she wants to be joined by someone who is independent of the police or politics, whose role would be to ensure the appointment process is conducted in line with the principles of merit, fairness and openness.
I am keen to make this crucial appointment before the end of March 2013. I will be looking to the Chief Constable – who has overall operational command of North Yorkshire Police -to deliver the majority of my Police and Crime Plan for this area.
To help me make this appointment, I want to draw around me a small number of people who have a keen interest in the outcome of this exercise, such as representatives of my key partner organisations.
I also want to work with an independent person who is very experienced in recruitment and selection exercises. This person will advise me on elements of the selection process and provide independent validation that the appointment, once made, was done fairly and openly.
How to Apply:
People wishing to apply to be considered for this role should submit a CV and a short statement setting out what experience they have had in the recruitment and selection of senior people.
These should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org marked PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL – INDEPENDENT ASSESSOR.
It is a legal requirement that the independent panel member should not be a PCC, a member of the PCC’s staff, a member of the Police and Crime Panel, a Member of Parliament, a Member of the European Parliament, a local councillor, a serving or retired police officer or member of police staff, a civil servant, a member of the National Assembly for Wales, a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, a member of the Scottish Government, an employee of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, an employee of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, or an employee of the College of Policing.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 10 December 2012, with the successful person being appointed later that week.