Legally Qualified Chairs

Legally Qualified Chairs

Police Misconduct Hearings

Closing Date 5pm Friday 14 June 2019

Interviews Tuesday 25 June 2019, Birmingham

Training Monday 7 October 2019 

David Jamieson, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is seeking to appoint legally qualified chairs to join the list of people able to chair police misconduct hearings.  These hearings preside over serious misconduct cases in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police in England and Wales.

Successful candidates will also join the Panels to Chair hearings for the Police and Crime Commissioners of West Mercia, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, and the work will therefore be varied across the entire region.

Police and Crime Commissioners have the challenging role of ensuring that the people of the West Midlands are served by an efficient and effective police force. Transparent, fair and robust arrangements for police officer discipline are an important way of inspiring public confidence in the high professional standards and ethical values of our police.

An important principle is for misconduct processes to build trust and confidence in policing both for our communities, but also for the staff working within policing; a commitment to fairness and transparency, with a particular emphasis on understanding the issues that are important to our diverse communities is critical in this role.

Applications are sought from qualified lawyers who can demonstrate integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, analysis, sound judgement and an objective approach to issues presented.  You must satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a 5-year basis as set out in section 50 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.  Attendance at training events is a mandatory condition of appointment for these posts, with the first training event on 7 October 2019.

We are looking to increase the diversity of our current panel to make it more representative of our communities. Applications from under-represented groups, particularly BAME, LGBTQ and female colleagues, are particularly welcomed.

These role will be a contract for services and rates of pay are set nationally.  The contract will run until January 2021, with the potential to be renewed for a further term at that time. 

Further information is available on the website: West Midlands PCC.  For an informal discussion about the vacancies please contact Andrea Gabbitas, Head of Business services on 0121 626 6060.  Candidates should submit a CV with a covering letter outlining what knowledge, skills and experience they could bring.  Applications should be submitted to

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