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9 November, 2023

Commissioner Zoë seeks Citizen Researchers for NEW Community Commission

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for York and North Yorkshire is looking for adults from diverse backgrounds across York and North Yorkshire to become Citizen Researchers and to represent their local community.

The North Yorkshire Community Commission on Police, Fire, and Crime is a brand-new project aimed at fostering community engagement and inclusivity in decision-making processes.

The Community Commission is being funded as an independent project with Leaders Unlocked through the Commissioner’s Community fund.

Leaders Unlocked are a non-profit enterprise, enabling people to have a voice on key issues that affect their lives.

Zoë is encouraging people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, religious communities, LGBTQ+ communities, traveller communities, women, individuals with additional needs, those with insecure housing or employment, and those with prior experience in the police or criminal justice system to apply.

As a Citizen Researcher on the Community Commission, you will become the authentic voice of your community, directly influencing the direction of police, fire, and crime-related policies.

Commissioner Zoë said:

“I want to make sure that I hear the views about community issues, policing, fire and crime from the whole community and so I am really pleased that this new group will extend my ear into new and sometimes hard to reach areas.

“The first step of my Community Commission is to recruit Citizen Researchers who will become the voice of their community, and I encourage people who may be interested to get in touch to find out more.”

This role requires a commitment of approximately five meetings and two peer research events, both in-person and online, between December 2023 and April 2024.

The closing date is 4 December and more information and how to apply is  available from the Commissioner’s website: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/vacancies/

Find out more about the Community Commission