The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, David Keane, is currently seeking to appoint a Chief of Staff to his team to assist in the delivery of his Police and Crime Plan over the next four years.
This appointment will be on a permanent contract and the successful candidate will receive a salary of £75,591 to £80,688 along with 31 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and the option of a pension.
Working for the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner based in Stockton Heath, the successful candidate will be the lead member of the PCC senior management team, undertaking the role of the Chief Executive Officer and monitoring officer.
This followers the recent controversial appointment of a Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire on a salary of £50,000.
Speaking last month David Keane said: "I am delighted to announce that Sareda Dirir will take up the role of Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner from March 2017. Sareda is the first Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner in the county to be appointed following an open and competitive recruitment process."
However, there has been much criticism of her appointment. The issue of independence was raised during an interview with Cheshire Police and Crime Panel as her parents and the Commissioner are fellow Labour councillors for the Penketh and Cuerdley ward on Warrington Borough Council and she has known him for about 20 years, which the Commissioner apparently did not tell the panel.
Additionally, the Cheshire Police and Crime Panel, were not provided with her CV for the interview during which her behaviour was described as 'aggressive' and 'defensive'.
John Dwyer, the former Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, appointed Margaret Ollerenshaw, the former Chairman of the Police Authority, as his deputy towards the end of 2012. Her remuneration was £22,500, 30% of the salary of the Commissioner, based on an average three days per week.