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Police Commissioner Launches Search for New Deputy

A recruitment campaign has been launched to find a “passionate and committed” deputy Police and Crime Commissioner to push the community safety agenda across Derbyshire.

Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is looking to appoint a deputy who shares his commitment to building strong cohesive communities and ensuring local people’s opinions are heard at the highest level.

The new recruit will play an instrumental role in helping the Commissioner deliver his police and crime plan priorities to protect the public and help break the cycle of reoffending.   Indeed, it was not until the Police and Crime Plan had been approved that the recruitment process commenced, to provide candidates with a clear view of the challenges and expectations for the role.

Previously Derbyshire’s Deputy Commissioner himself, Mr Dhindsa said that based on his own, very hands on experience, he recognises the value of having a second in command.

“This demanding, public-facing role will help the work of my Office reach across all corners of Derbyshire, urban, suburban or rural, and will ensure local people have plenty of opportunity to involve themselves in policing so that we can harvest their views,” said the Commissioner.

“It will also help to establish positive links with partners to tackle localised crime and antisocial problems jointly and ensure effective systems are in place to protect people and act on their concerns.

“As a public figure, my deputy needs to be both a good communicator and a good listener and be prepared to fight passionately for what is right and just. As well as having the experience to oversee multimillion pound budgets and strategic planning, I’m looking for someone who shares my commitment to social justice and helping vulnerable people to overcome problems so they have the confidence to redesign their futures.”

The successful candidate will be required to travel extensively throughout Derbyshire to elicit public views on policing and community safety while raising awareness of the the work of the Commissioner’s office with the voluntary sector, local authorities, statutory and non-statutory partners, Government Departments and the police.

Every Police and Crime Commissioner is entitled to appoint a Deputy to help them undertake what is acknowledged as a challenging role.  In Derbyshire the successful candidate will receive 75 per cent of the Commissioner’s nationally set salary of £75,000, which equates to £56,250 per annum.

Political affiliations are not important but the level of commitment, relevant experience and expertise demonstrated is crucial to help the Commissioner deliver his manifesto commitments and Police and Crime Plan.

“I’m looking for someone who can motivate people to push for further success – someone who genuinely wants to make a difference,” said Mr Dhindsa.

“I want to recruit the very best individual possible and I believe an open and transparent selection process is the best way of doing so.”

Full details can be found at http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/Your-PCC/Vacancies/Deputy-Police-Crime-Commissioner.aspx

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