Current vacancies at the OPCC:



The PCC for Northumbria, Kim McGuiness, and Northumbria Police Chief Constable, Winton Keenen have two vacancies on their Joint Independent Audit Committee.

The Independent Audit Committee plays a key role in enhancing public trust and confidence in the governance of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable and provides advice on them on the principles of financial reporting, internal controls, corporate governance, risk management, statutory financial duties and issues identified by their respective auditors.

We are looking for two new members, one of whom we would like to appoint as Chair of the Committee.

Applicants will need to be able to absorb and analyse complex information and make clear, independent judgements, have financial awareness, be able to think independently and have a balanced approach to significant issues.  It is desirable that you also have an awareness and understanding of public sector and are able to listen and challenge in a constructive manner and have knowledge of corporate governance issues.

We would specifically welcome those with an understanding of changing policing needs, partnership working, equalities and the needs of local communities and knowledge of the role of the Commissioner’s and Force’s key activities.

The appointment will initially be for four year with the option of appointment for a further four year term.  An allowance of £104.50 per meeting and reasonable expenses will be payable for attendance at these meetings.

Agendas and papers for previous meetings and the committee terms of reference are available at .  Further information and application forms can be obtained by contacting Ruth Durham, Chief of Staff, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by email at

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23rd August 2021.  

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable operate a policy of equality and diversity and will not discriminate against any person, they welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.

The PCC and CC are data controllers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Information provided to the PCC for the purpose of the application process will be processed for the purpose of the application only and in accordance with the provisions of GDPR.