Independent Community Observer Scheme

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Recruitment of Volunteers to the Independent Community Observer Scheme

The Northern Ireland Policing Board is now looking for at least 15 new volunteers from across Northern Ireland to join its Independent Community Observer (ICO) Scheme.

ICO’s help the Board deliver on its oversight responsibilities by monitoring the recruitment of Police Constables. They make unannounced visits in pairs to observe and report to the Board on key aspects of the PSNI’s recruitment process, helping ensure that the same procedures are applied to all candidates and that facilities and arrangements are adequate.

The Board maintains a pool of volunteers to visit the Assessment Centres to make sure the recruitment process is independent, transparent and fair for all.  No specific experience is necessary as all training and support is provided.

Read more about the Independent Community Observer Scheme in this Information Booklet.

HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY OBSERVER

All the documentation regarding this volunteering opportunity is available to download from the links below. Please note that the application form should be downloaded and saved to your computer before completing.  Please ensure adobe acrobat reader is downloaded onto your computer. https://acrobat.adobe.com/uk/en/acrobat/pdf-reader.html

 

Download the Application Form

Watch the Board Chair talk about the Independent Community Observer Role

The Board is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications for the Independent Community Observer Scheme from eligible candidates irrespective of their religious belief, political opinion, gender, including gender reassignment, disability, age, race, marital/civil partnership status, sexuality or whether or not they have dependants. However, all candidates will be selected on merit.

CLOSING DATE

Applications must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 31 March 2021.  Late applications will not be accepted.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For any further information on the Scheme or queries regarding this volunteering opportunity,  please contact communityobserverrecruitment@nipolicingboard.org.uk or 028 9040 8630.