Could you represent and support members of your community?
Kent Police is looking for volunteers to Chair the Kent Police Independent Advisory Groups (IAG) and represent diverse communities across the county.
What does the IAG do?
Independent Advisory Groups make a difference to policing in Kent by:
providing a link between the police and the diverse communities of Kent
giving independent views to the police on incidents, procedures, policies and training, for instance
sharing feedback from the communities with the police and other agencies to help improve their services they provide
How does the IAG work?
The IAG provides an opportunity to influence local policing and Kent Police policy.
The County IAG is made up of the County Chair, the County Vice Chair, local District Chairs and additional members who study, work/volunteer for a charity, business or professional body operating in Kent Police area where a benefit to the IAG productivity would be achieved.
The District IAG Chairs meet locally with the District Commander, the local Community Liaison Officer (CLO) and a panel of people from the local communities.
How can I get involved?
We are looking to appoint a County IAG Chair for Sevenoaks.
We are looking for people who:
have strong leadership skills
have specialist knowledge of diverse communities
have energy and enthusiasm
are confident in talking with the police and other agencies
can represent people from all parts of the communities e.g. race, religion and belief, disability, gender, age, LGBT+
can dedicate time for regular meetings
can give independent views on a range of issues
Members of the County IAG will work with the police in their IAG role during critical incidents to provide advice about the communities they cover and how those communities are affected.
District Chairs may be asked to support the County Chair/Vice chair by attending strategic Kent Police meetings such as the Hate Crime Forum, Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel, Protecting Vulnerable People Board and the Prevent Delivery Board.
District Chairs will be provided with continuing professional development opportunities such as training and attendance at relevant conferences and master classes.
District Chairs will be subjected to Non-Police Personnel Vetting to level 1, in accordance with the National Police Chiefs Council policy.
Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed for the roles. The roles holds a tenure of two years and an honorarium payment and travel expenses will be available to successful candidates.
To apply for a role as an IAG Chair, please complete the application form and reply by: