DfT is recruiting new BTPA Members

The Secretary of State for Transport wishes to appoint a Deputy Chair, Scottish Member, Welsh Member and up to four further Members of the British Transport Police Authority. This includes the appointment of the following specific roles:

  • A Deputy Chair.
  • A Member who has knowledge of the interests of persons in Scotland appointed in consultation with Scottish Ministers – this individual will chair the Scottish Railways Policing Committee, which is a sub-committee of the BTPA.
  • A Member who has knowledge of the interests of persons in Wales appointed in consultation with Welsh Ministers.

Up to four further Members who have knowledge and experience of any of the following:

  1. The companies who operate the trains and tracks;
  2. The staff who work for those operators;
  3. The passengers who travel on the railway; or
  4. Policing.

For more information and to apply for these roles, please visit the vacancy page on GOV.UK.

Or you can view the full Candidate Pack 

Candidate Pack (Welsh Version)

Thanks and goodbye to Martin Richards

The BTPA bids farewell to Martin Richards, who last month ended his second term as an Authority Member, having served for six years.

Chair of the BTPA, Ron Barclay-Smith, said: “Martin was previously Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police and Sussex Police, bringing invaluable knowledge and experience to the Authority. He did excellent work providing oversight, leading our Policing Plan Working Group for several years, and more generally as part of the Full Authority. His intelligence and anecdotal experience will be missed, and I wish him all the best for the future.”

BTPA will be advertising for new Members shortly.

Thanks and farewell to BTPA Members

BTPA Member Graham Evans has resigned from his position on the Authority to allow him to concentrate on his work in the House of Lords.

Member Mike Gallop has also resigned his position on the Authority following his appointment to a new role which will see him relocated to the Middle East.

BTPA Chair Ron Barclay-Smith said: “Both Graham and Mike have brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their roles in the time they have been with us, and have worked hard and assiduously on behalf of the Authority. We are sorry to lose them, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

The Department for Transport will be launching a public recruitment process shortly for new Members of the Authority.

Appointment of a new BTP Assistant Chief Constable

The BTPA, in partnership with the Chief Constable, wishes to appoint an Assistant Chief Constable to BTP’s Chief Officer Group to further strengthen the leadership of BTP at this important time of change and modernisation.

For more information about this role and the full candidate pack, please visit the BTP website.