Complaints Review Officer

The Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the post of OPCC Complaints Review Officer.

The successful candidate will work closely with staff in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Force Professional Standards Department and will be responsible for undertaking complaints reviews in accordance with the Police Reform Act 2002 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for a detail-driven and dynamic individual, with experience of working at a senior level and the ability to interpret and analyse complex information.

This is a part-time role of 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE), with the opportunity to work flexibly – the focus being completion of work, rather than fixed hours.

The police complaints review officer will consider appeals against the findings of qualifying complaints against the police.  The police complaints review officer is the final decision maker in relation to complaint reviews, acting under delegated authority of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and provides for a final opportunity to consider whether a complaint could have been handled better at a local level and, where appropriate, to make recommendations to put things right.

The purpose of the role is to provide independence, transparency and accountability in the handling of police complaints and to increase public confidence and satisfaction with the police complaints system.

The post holder will also assist the OPCC in preparing for future complaints changes brought about by the Policing and Crime Act 2017

Anyone interested in applying for this role should click on this link to the Dorset Police recruitment page

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