Lancashire police commissioner jobs axed after restructuring

Clive Grunshaw police and crime commissioner
Clive Grunshaw police and crime commissioner
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Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has axed the roles of his deputy and three assistants in a major shake-up of his office.

Clive Grunshaw confirmed the restructuring of his office today.

The move affects his second-in-command Ibrahim Master, who earned £29,000 a year and is currently being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over alleged misconduct after an incident in August.

Mr Grunshaw’s three assistants, who receive £20,400 annually each, have also lost their jobs.

Today, £85,000-a-year Mr Grunshaw said the mid-term restructure was designed to ensure the office was in the best shape possible for the remainder of his time in office.

He has also decided to reshape his team into three operational areas focussing on crime, reoffending and criminal justice; victims, vulnerable people and partnerships; and governance and frontline policing.

The executive support team and communications team will continue to support the office.

Mr Grunshaw said of the restructure: “The new office structure is designed to ensure I have the right job roles in place to deliver the priorities laid out in my Police and Crime Plan.

“I would like to personally thank the DPCC and APCCs for their excellent work supporting me through the first half of my administration.”

A new director to head up the office was recently advertised.

Mr Grunshaw’s office said the restructure would be implemented immediately with roles disestablished from the end of the month.

No redundancy payments have been made, other than wages in lieu of notice.