Vacancies

We currently have the following opportunities:

Police Practice Community Review Group – Stop and Search and Use of Force

Lay observers report to the Review groups who report to the Scrutiny panel

If you are interested in local policing and care about the safety and protection of your local community, this could be the volunteering role for you.

In North Yorkshire there are a number of volunteers who help the Commissioner and Chief Constable scrutinise and support local policing, looking into all different elements of policing and this new group requires a cross section of the community to get involved.

The Police Practice Community Review Groups will be focussing on the use of Stop and Search and Use of Force, both issues which have draw local and national attention recently.  As a volunteer you will help review and feedback to the Commissioner and Chief Constable on local policing practices, in turn making sure policing improves in your community and there is greater legitimacy in policing in North Yorkshire.

Volunteers for this group can come from all sections of the community – parents, business people, community representatives, young people and many others too. You should be committed and interested and prepared to attend quarterly meetings, and keen to learn and understand how policing is undertaken, the legislation surrounding policing practice and able to provide clear views and feedback. The review groups will assess and provide feedback on the appropriate use of these powers, identifying good practice and areas for learning, making referrals and recommendations to single county-wide Stop and Search and Use of Force Scrutiny Panel.

The Police Practice Community Review Groups more generally will support the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in building transparency of and public confidence in, how North Yorkshire Police work in local areas, with a specific focus on stop and search and use of force powers.  These are parts of policing which have drawn local and national scrutiny, and the Commissioner is keen to ensure local people have a say in policing practices in their community.

For more information, an informal discussion or to apply:


Independent Custody Visitors

View through cell door spy holeDo you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

North Yorkshire Police Fire & Crime Commissioner, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors,  a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit reports on their visits.

Independent custody visiting is a vital element of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner in ensuring that the police service is open and accountable to the people it serves. The scheme works to Home Office guidelines.

Independent Custody Visitors are an important part of holding policing to account locally.  If you are interested in helping your community and want to volunteer, please consider this unique role.

The Commissioner is currently recruiting volunteers for the Scarborough, area.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion:


Community Support Officer

Often referred to as the eyes and ears of the police on the streets, PCSOs work out in the community, tackling local issues, dealing with anti-social behaviour, engaging with different groups of people and generally supporting police work.

It’s a varied role, and one that requires a genuine interest in helping other people. Community engagement is a big part of the role, so we’re looking for recruits who have a genuine interest in helping other people, and who are good at building relationships.

As a PCSO you will deal with lots of individuals, groups and organisations, so you need great communication skills and the ability to appreciate different perspectives. Come with an open mind!

Find out more and how to apply 


On-call (retained) firefighter recruitment

On-call firefighters are trained firefighters who, rather than being based at a fire station, provide on-call cover from home and/or their place of work. They declare the periods in a week when they are available to respond to emergencies if called upon.

They respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must work and/or live within approximately four minutes travel time from the fire station as they travel from that location to the fire station, where they then travel to the emergency in a fire service vehicle.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

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