Independent Scrutiny and Oversight Board Member

Vacancy Type
Police Support Volunteers
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Salary Range
Closing Date


Northumbria Police are looking to add members to our Independent Scrutiny and Oversight Board (ISOB) who will support key strategic discussions in shaping a variety of significant pieces of work.


We need your experience, expertise, and informed guidance to the Executive Team to check and challenge our delivery in key performance areas.


We are confident enough to acknowledge areas for improvement, whilst recognising our potential to create real and lasting change to people’s lives. 


The fantastic rich and diverse communities in the force area deserve the best possible policing service. 


It is vital that we have a strong, credible independent voice to publicly review, report and communicate on our progress to strengthen the service we deliver. 


As part of this role you will help scrutinise, check, and challenge the Force on the delivery of plans which aim to address some of the key cultural issues facing policing.


You will help shape our strategic direction by acting as a critical friend with an active and independent voice highlighting issues of concern, good practice, and recommendations as we progress our Force to be the absolute best in can be.


One of the first key areas is the delivery of the Northumbria Police Race Action Plan and we would particularly welcome individuals with a passion for championing and advocating on issues of inclusion and race and a credible record in these areas. 


As we continue to progress other significant pieces of work, an empathetic and respectful communication approach to understanding the context, culture and history reflected in individual and community perspectives would be welcomed.


If you are motivated by public service and a desire to bring about genuine, positive change then we would be delighted to hear from you.


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If you have any questions please contact Rich Gentry: 


Please note Vetting is part of the process and you must have been a UK resident for 3 years.