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Lived experience advisor scheme


Our lived experience engagement work is built on the principle that the office recruits’ people with lived experience for specific pieces of work which supports the policy making, decision making and the design of services.

We do not retain a pool of people with lived experience, instead recruiting people to task. We encourage you to monitor this webpage where we will publish our current opportunities. This enables people to give their best to the topics and opportunities that interest them the most. The benefit of this approach is that people can ‘opt in’ to project work which suits their current circumstances, choosing work which engages them and where they feel they can offer the most value.

Who are Lived Experience Advisors?

Lived experience advisors are members of the local community who support the Police and Crime Commissioner and Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to co-produce work which is culturally relevant, informed and influenced by the experiences of people who can offer expert testimony on a range of particular topics of note. Lived experience advisors share their experience, insight and understanding to help the PCC and OPCC to make and inform policy, commission relevant services and lobby for change. They come from a variety of backgrounds and sections of the community and they must be over 18 years old and live or work in the area of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

How can I find out more?

Our application pack tells you more about the scheme and how you can apply to be involved if an opportunity to influence comes up which interests you. Please also view our Frequently asked questions.


For transparency purposes, you can find the Lived experience advisor guidelines and archived information here.