Chief Finance Officer

£80,559 per annum

Full time (36 hours a week – with flexibility for some home working)

Based at Surrey Police HQ, Mount Browne, Guildford

Surrey’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), David Munro, is responsible for overseeing the work of Surrey Police, holding the Chief Constable to account and helping to tackle the crime issues that matter to local people. Every elected PCC must, by law, employ a Chief Finance Officer to support them in the exercise of their statutory duties.  They will also act as Local Government Finance Action 1988 Section 151 Officer, with a remit to draw the PCC’s attention to any possible financial maladministration or contravention of law.

As the PCC’s professional advisor on all financial matters, you will drive the delivery of his Police and Crime Plan through effective resourcing, good governance and financial management. As part of the Commissioner’s Senior Leadership Team, you will work closely with the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer to implement strategy.

As the Chief Finance Officer, you will be adept at working in a political environment and share the PCC’s ambition to ensure Surrey residents receive the best possible policing services.  You will be skilled at formulating and implementing sound financial strategy so that public money is used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively.

You must hold a full CCAB qualification, preferably CIPFA and have significant senior level experience. This post is politically restricted.

Apply online via the jobs pages of Surrey Police’s website HERE.

Closing date: noon, Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Interviews will be held 4th and 5th November 2019.

The view the full job profile – CLICK HERE

If you have any queries about this job, please contact Ian Perkin, Chief Finance Officer on 01483 630200 or email Further information about the role is also available on the Surrey PCC’s website –

Appointment of Legally Qualified Chairs

Since 2016, Legally Qualified Chairs have been required to preside over gross misconduct hearings held by police forces. This is an integral part of the police disciplinary process.

As part of a joint recruitment and appointment process, applications from suitably qualified individuals are sought to be appointed for the following police force areas:

  • Hampshire
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Thames Valley

Appointees will serve a four-year term, and up to 10 new appointments may be made to ensure sufficient availability for hearings across the region. Existing Legally Qualified Chairs for the region need not reapply.

Applications are sought from qualified legal professionals who have experience in the field or knowledge of the specific regulations and can demonstrate integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, sound judgement and an objective approach to issues presented.

Successful applicants will have to complete security checks to ensure they are suitable for appointment. Personnel under the direction and control of the Police or Police and Crime Commissioner are not eligible to apply. Applicants 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.

For more information about the application process, please download the information pack here and the application form here.

The closing date for completed applications is 29th September 2019

Please send completed applications to the Office of the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner at

Or by post to: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, St George’s Chambers, St George’s Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AJ

If you have any questions please contact Richard Andrews, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, / 01962 871595.

Interviews will be held on 6th and 8th November 2019, at a central location in the region.

Further information relating to the role is available here:

Independent Custody Visitors are members of the public recruited by the Police and Crime Commissioner to visit police stations at random to check on the treatment of people held in custody by the police.

As an Independent Custody Visitor, you would have a vital role in ensuring the welfare of persons in police custody in Surrey. You would be assigned to a panel and, together with another Independent Custody Visitor, be asked to visit police stations in that panel area unannounced to check on the treatment of people being held in custody. The role is voluntary (unpaid), although travelling expenses are paid. A police check will be conducted on all applicants prior to their appointment.

Who can apply?

– You must be over 18 and live or work in the Surrey policing area

– Own transport is needed (travel expenses will be paid)

– No previous experience required

– You will need to be observant, impartial, able to record detail, and talk to people without judging

– Where there could be a conflict of interest (e.g. if you are also a magistrate) you will not be considered suitable If this sounds like the opportunity for you – please see further information and apply by the closing date here:

Time commitment

– An average of 3 to 5 hours a month

– Appointments last for 3 years

– Custody visitors are re-appraised and appointments extended every 3 years by mutual agreement

Training & support

– Full training is provided including classroom training sessions and training visits to custody

– On-going training is provided

– Custody visitors meet up in panels every quarter to discuss visits

– Annual events and conferences are available


For more information and to download the application forms for the scheme, please click here.