MAPPA Lay Adviser, Humberside

Body: Humberside Multi Agency Protection Arrangements (Strategic Management Board)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: Humberside – Requires attendance at Strategic Management Board Meeting ( 3 per year), MAPPA Level 2 and 3 Meetings, and other occasional events across Humberside, with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4 – 6 hours per month.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: This is an 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: 29/08/2018 12:00
Interviews: Mid-end of September 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Vacancy Description

Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.

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

Attend a level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enabling 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

  • Applicants must live or work in Humberside and be able to demonstrate a strong local connection.
  • No formal educational qualifications are necessary but a Lay Adviser should be able to understand complex information, have an 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. In particular, this includes an ability to understand the needs and feelings of both victims and offenders.
  • Good social skills. 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.

In order to preserve the “lay” status of those who are appointed to the role, there are certain categories of people who are ineligible for appointment due to their current or previous experience.   These comprise:


  • Members of Parliament or the Welsh Assembly;
  • Local Authority Councillors; where the MAPP is within their area of councillor responsibility
  • Civil Servants at the Home Office or Ministry of Justice.
  • Members of staff currently employed in any Criminal Justice Agency whose paid employment involves working with offenders that fall within the remit of MAPPA. A similar exclusion may apply to voluntary

How to Apply

For an informal discussion, please contact the MAPPA Manager on 01482 480000, or to request an application form and person specification please e-mail;




Your completed application where possible should be sent by e-mail to:

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