RECRUITS are being sought to serve on panels that deal with police misconduct hearings and appeals tribunals in West Yorkshire.

Members will be invited to take part in around three panel hearings a year in this region, plus there could be opportunities to sit on other panels in northern England.

Training will be provided.

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support the effective delivery of policing.

“The independent members appointed carry out a really important function, representing the very communities police officers serve as well as helping to improve transparency and accountability.

“Whilst we welcome applications from across West Yorkshire, we are particularly keen to encourage people from black, Asian and other minority backgrounds to apply in order to better reflect the make-up of our diverse communities.”

Members are paid a daily allowance and are entitled to travel expenses. Potential applicants must be over 18 and will need to complete a personal information questionnaire. There is also a requirement to be available to attend two half-day training sessions, on November 16 and 17.

For more details and to apply, visit The closing date for applications is September 30.