Non-Executive Director - Inclusion and Race Equality

Body: Devon and Cornwall Police
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Education, Prison & Policing
Location: Meetings are usually held at Devon and Cornwall Police Headquarters, Exeter.
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Change Management, HR, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £10,000 per year
Time Requirements: 24 days per annum

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    29/06/2022 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are looking to recruit a Non-Executive Director role to join the Devon and Cornwall Police Executive with a focus in Inclusion and Race Equality.  The role will report to the Chief Constable and provide challenge and support to the Executive in setting the strategic direction and culture that builds public and organisational trust. The Executive ensure the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan and the delivery of a professional, effective, and efficient policing service for the communities of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The purpose of establishing the role of Non-Executive Director for Inclusion and Race Equality is to help address the lack of diversity in our governance structure and encourage applicants to bring their lived experience of minority ethnic communities to our Executive.  The role is intended to lead our efforts to be proactive in tackling racial disparities in policing, not exacerbate racial disparities that may exist elsewhere in society and to be constantly alert to issues of race and racism. The Executive want to address the legitimate concerns and rebuild the confidence of our minority ethnic communities in our police service.

Person Specification

We are seeking candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to support the delivery of the Executive’s mission and vision.

All members of the Executive shape the values and culture of the force and are expected to follow the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics – A Code of Practice for the Principles and Standards of Professional Behaviour for the Policing Profession of England and Wales. The Code includes the Seven Principles of Public Life, as set out by the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life, and members are expected to observe the highest standards of propriety involving impartiality, integrity and objectivity.

Essential Criteria

Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Achievement in a board level role in either a public or private sector organisation
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, equality, diversity, and human rights issues
  • The ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Evidence of leadership, personal responsibility, and significant personal achievement, including developing a culture of inclusion and wellbeing
  • Be willing to maintain a current knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to policing

Desirable Criteria

In addition to the essential criteria, you should be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Education, training and continuing professional development.
  • Human Resources and strategic financial management.
  • Change management and organisational development.
  • Contribution of applied research and analysis to policing or other professional practice.

How to Apply

Application is by Curriculum Vitae and Supporting Statement.  Your CV should set out your career history and contact details for two referees.

Your supporting statement should detail how you meet the personal specification essential and desirable criteria (page 13 of the candidate pack) providing specific examples which demonstrate proven and demonstrable expertise or ability.

Complete the separate Equality Monitoring Form. This will be stored separately from your application and will play no part in the selection process.

Note:  references will only be taken up if candidates are successful at interview.  You should ensure that referees have given you their permission to share their names with us. By providing their details you will be giving consent for us to contact them should you be successful at the interview stage.

Your CV, supporting statement and completed equality monitoring form should be emailed by midnight Wednesday 29th June 2022 to: and marked FAO Alison Tristram.

Candidate Pack
D and C - Equality Monitoring Form

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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