MAPPA Lay Adviser (Dorset)

Body: HM Prison and Probation Service
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Requires attendance at quarterly MAPPA Strategic Management Board Meetings, Level 2 and 3 MAPPA meetings and other occasional events across Dorset, with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4 -6 hours per month.
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: This is a part-time unpaid post (expenses paid).
Time Requirements: Be able to provide up to 8 hours a month but not more than 16 hours per month to the SMB.
Closing Date: 15/03/2019 00:00
Interviews: 1st – 2nd April and 5th April 2019

Vacancy Description

Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.

Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Dorset.

Attend a level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enable the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA.

Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report.

Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects.

Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy.

Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics.

Attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).

Person Specification

Must live in Dorset.

No formal educational qualifications are necessary but must be able to understand complex information in written and numerical form.

Interest in community and social issues, preferably with a track record of involvement in them.

Capacity for emotional resilience, retaining sensitivity whilst dealing with tragic or painful human situations; this includes an ability to understand the needs and feelings of both victims and offenders.

Has an interest in criminal justice matters and the safety of local communities.

Able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings.

An awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity.

Able to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of senior professionals.

Able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances and local protocols.

Additional Information

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is a set of arrangements, operating under the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, designed to protect the public, including current and previous victims, from serious harm by sexual and violent offenders.

MAPPA brings together the Police, the National Probation Service and the Prison Service to work together in partnership to share information about offenders, assess their risk and develop risk management plans. Other agencies that participate in MAPPA include Local Authorities (Housing, Social Care, Children’s Services, Adult Services and the Youth Offending Service); Health Services, the Department for Work and Pensions and Home Office Immigration Enforcement. MAPPA exists to promote joint working between all agencies and enable them to take a co-ordinated approach to protect the public and to promote the rehabilitation of the offender.

How to Apply

For an application pack please email:

For an informal discussion/further information please telephone Dorset MAPPA Co-ordinators:

Mel Crawford or Tim Johnson on 01202 200 200

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