Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services


Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth

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We are Knowsley CVS.

We provide leadership to the voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith sector to influence local sector social growth.

On this website you will find information about our full range of services, on-line links and resources to help you from starting up your group to helping you grow and develop, advice on funding, news from across the sector to inspire and encourage joint working, a jobs board if you are looking to change and something for the weekend in our events section, as well as much more besides.

Independent Co-opted Member for Police & Crime Panel

Closing date for applications is Monday, 16th January 2017

The Merseyside Police and Crime Panel is seeking an enthusiastic person from the Merseyside area to serve as one of two* independent co-opted member on the panel for a term to end in May 2020.

 *           One of the positions has already been filled through a recruitment process conducted earlier in the year.

 This role is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the arrangements for police governance and accountability, which would involve scrutinising and supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 introduced significant changes in police governance and accountability; in particular, replacing Police Authorities by directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from November 2012.

In summary, the public accountability for the delivery and performance of the police service within each force is now placed into the hands of the PCC on behalf of their electorate. The PCC draws on this electoral mandate to set and shape the strategic objectives of their force area in consultation with the Chief Constable. The PCC is accountable both to the electorate and the Police and Crime Panel; the Chief Constable is directly accountable to the PCC.

Each force area has a Police and Crime Panel to offer both support and challenge in relation to the PCC’s decision-making and actions. The PCC is required to consult with the Panel on the strategic plan for local policing, as well as the level of council tax needed to support the local policing budget, and the appointment of a Chief Constable. Independent members, through their knowledge and experience, are expected to enhance the Panel’s ability to play its role effectively.

The panel is made up of 10 local councillors in total from the five local authorities in the force area, plus the two independent co-opted members.

The role of a panel member is an important and demanding one. The typical commitment required from a member of the panel is expected to average one day a month, including preparation time.

Applicants must live or work within the Merseyside area (Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral). Experience in community safety, victim support, criminal justice and related issues would be helpful, but is not essential. There is no salary for the role, but reasonable travel expenses can be reclaimed.

Panel Meetings are generally held in the daytime with meetings ordinarily being held in Huyton, Knowsley.  All panel members receive induction and other appropriate training.

Please find attached below a link to the application pack, which will provide you with the relevant documents you will need to consider when applying for this position, including the application form:-

Application Pack

Alternatively, please telephone 0151-443-3367 to request a copy of the application pack. All completed applications need to be returned by 16th January 2017, either:

  • by post to David Moran, Scrutiny and Policy Manager, Knowsley Borough Council, Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9YU ; or
  • by email to

The panel wishes to reflect the breadth of communities in the Merseyside area and particularly welcomes applications from all eligible people irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor.



Community Wellbeing Officer

Community Wellbeing Officer : £18,833 – 2 year fixed term contract (6 month probationary period) with the potential for extension beyond this period

  • Hours:  37.5 hours per week
  • Place of work:  Based in Runcorn with travel around St Helens and Knowsley
  • Responsible to: Team Leaders

Purpose of post:

We’re looking for a passionate and empathic individual to undertake community-led work, engaging St Helens and Knowsley residents in health and wellbeing activities.

The successful candidate will be working collaboratively and creatively with local people and wider stakeholders to generate better health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Key responsibilities:
Organise a range of holistic health and wellbeing interventions to take place in community settings

Deliver evidence-based interventions and training to patients, staff, professionals and the wider community

Work collaboratively with local people and wider stakeholders to co-produce courses and activities to improve health and wellbeing, working within specified budgets

Play a crucial role in the monitoring and attainment of key targets for Wellbeing Enterprises’ Big Lottery Funded programme, using a range of validated qualitative and quantitative methods

Recruit, induct, train and support a team of volunteers to support individuals across St Helens and Knowsley

General administration duties, for example data-inputting, production of promotional materials and making/receiving phone calls

Uphold Wellbeing Enterprises CIC’s core values: People, Place and Partners

For more information regarding the post and to receive an application pack please contact Helen McPeake on or call 01928 589 799

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