Chair opportunities for barristers on Police Officer Misconduct Hearing Panels

18 August 2015



In response to changes in legislation, from 2016 legally qualified Chairs will replace Police Chairs on Police Misconduct Panels. These Panels preside over serious misconduct cases in what is an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police. 

The Avon & Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioners are seeking to recruit up to 10 legally qualified Chairs who may each be required to preside over 8 - 10 hearings per year for the Avon & Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Constabularies. 

Applications are sought from qualified lawyers who can demonstrate integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, analysis, sound judgement and an objective approach to issues presented.

Daily rate of £366 + expenses will be paid. 

To apply you will have to complete security checks to ensure that you are suitable for appointment. You must satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a 5-year basis as set out in section 50 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. 

Applicants are required to be resident in Avon & Somerset, Gloucestershire or Wiltshire. 

We are proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome qualified applications. To download an application pack please visit or contact Kate Watson on 01275 816825. 

Closing date for the application is: 25 September 2015

Dates for selection days: Weeks commencing 12 & 19 October 2015