Modern policing wrestles with ethical dilemmas every day. Could you play a part in helping the police negotiate challenging, complex and sometimes controversial issues by joining Greater Manchester’s Independent Police Ethics Committee?

The committee is seeking new members to provide advice, support and guidance to GMP and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime on the complex ethical issues that face modern policing.

Chaired by the Bishop of Manchester, the committee was the first of its type in the country. The committee has been given a wide remit, with GMP pledging to give access to the service’s systems and people.

The committee decides which issues it wants to consider, as well has having issues referred in by both GMP and the Deputy Mayor.

The committee considers both broad thematic issues - such as discrimination, safe drug use, and surveillance - and practical day-to-day issues, such as the use of body-worn cameras by police officers.

If you have a passion to help public bodies do the right thing, and a desire to make a difference, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The committee is determined to ensure it continues to reflect the diverse communities of Greater Manchester, and is therefore particularly keen to hear from people from minority ethnic and LGBT communities, as well as people with disabilities.

The committee meets quarterly, with other work taking place outside the formal meetings. Remuneration and reasonable expenses are provided.

To find out more information, such as the kinds of duties involved, the skills and experience we are looking for, details of remuneration, and how to apply, email ethics.committee@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk to request an application pack.

Applications close on 6 January 2020, with interviews taking place early in the new year.

We look forward to hearing from you.