The Wigan and Leigh Policing district are currently recruiting for Independent advisory group members.
The primary role of an Independent Advisory Group (IAG) is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Police. IAGs were created to challenge conventional thinking, to give an independent perspective on issues and to work as genuine partners with the Police to inform improvements in service delivery.
The role of IAG members is not to provide ‘specialist advice’ on policing issues. Rather, they are designed to provide advice on how policing services may be, or are being, perceived by communities.
IAG members are not independent scrutinisers, as this function is carried out via existing established mechanisms. Specific tasks might involve a critical assessment of an operation, policy or incident. The aim should always be to identify ways to add value to policing services for all communities.
As critical friends, IAG members constructively advise and challenge Greater Manchester Police on their policies, procedures and practices and advise the Force on how to enhance these key areas, so that policing performance is improved. By becoming Independent Advisors, members are involved in constantly improving service delivery to all Greater Manchester’s communities.
To apply for this voluntary position you will need to live in the Wigan and Leigh area and represent one of our communities. It is expected that you will have to commit a minimum of 5 hours per month.
To apply please email Inspector Clare Anderson, email: [email protected]
The closing date for applications is the 16/02/2021
You will need to include the following:
1) Your personal details.
2) The community you are linked to, what you do for that community and how you can represent them.
3) Policing topics you are interested in.