Current opportunities:

The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has a team of staff and volunteers who work hard to ensure her priorities, as set out in the Police and Crime Plan, are delivered.  If you’d like to know what those priorities are, why not take a few minutes to check them out here.

We’re an equal opportunities employer who values and encourages diversity and are committed to building a team that fully reflects the communities we serve.  We work hard to provide an accessible and inclusive working environment which enables our staff and volunteers to thrive.

Roles at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) can range from delivering education sessions in schools as part of the Violence Reduction Unit to supporting the Commissioner’s drive to provide support services to victims of crime.  The OPCC is a rewarding place to work: no two days are ever the same but we can always guarantee a great working environment.  We will work with you to ensure your transition to your new career is as smooth as possible and we will support you every step of the way.

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If you have any questions, drop us an email to and we’ll happily answer any questions you have or provide further information. We also have a number of volunteering roles, from checking on the welfare of police dogs to being a member of one of our scrutiny groups – you can find out more about volunteering opportunities here.

Independent Member for Police Misconduct Hearings and Police Appeals Tribunal

Location – Newcastle or Houghton le Spring
Salary – £211.50 per day or £104.50 for half a day.
Closing date – 30th September 2023.

The role:

The Police and Crime Commissioner is recruiting for Independent Panel Members for both Police Misconduct Hearings and Police Appeals Tribunals

Independent Panel Members (IPM) are required to assist misconduct hearings, which are usually held in public and Police Appeal Tribunals, in determining a fair and evidence based judgment about a particular officer’s conduct and agreeing an appropriate sanction. With the other members, the Independent Panel Member considers evidence from witnesses, hears submissions from parties to the hearing and makes informed decisions as to the outcome. They must have the ability to challenge the other Panel members in a constructive but non-confrontational manner.

One of the key roles of the Independent Panel Member is to reassure the community that police misconduct matters are dealt with properly and are independently adjudicated.

Attached an information pack about the role here.

The national handbook for Independent Members can also be found here. 

Please email for an application form.

VRU Project Support Officer

Location: Victory House, Balliol Business Park
Salary: Band G £29,583 – £32,394
Closing date: 07/09/2023

The role: 

The VRU Support officer will be based within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will be part of the VRU team supporting the delivery of the strategic aims and objectives of the VRU.  Working with the Director of the VRU and the Public Health Specialist you will support and help implement systems to monitor, maintain and report on the progress and impact of the delivery of the VRU Response Strategy.  This role will also provide administrative support to the VRU Board and the associated delivery groups.

The VRU Support Officer will also assist the wider team to develop and monitor project plans, including resource and risk management.

What do I need?

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or possess significant demonstrable experience commensurate with the role.
  • Experience in developing and implementing project management systems and processes to monitor impact and outcomes
  • Experience in presenting data and information in a wide range of formats for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in presenting data and information in a wide range of formats for a range of audiences.

For further information please see the role profile.

Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the OPCC at