MAPPA Lay Adviser Northumbria

Body: HM Prison and Probation Service
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Requires attendance at quarterly MAPPA Strategic Management Board Meetings, Level 2 and 3 MAPPA meetings and other occasional events across Northumbria Police area, with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4-6 hours per month. Own Transport is required.
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
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: 08/11/2021 00:00
Interviews: To be confirmed


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The successful candidate will be expected to attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting and contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Northumbria. Candidates will also 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. Candidates will also be expected tp assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report as well as 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 and attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).

Person Specification

The successful candidate will not need formal educational qualifications but must be able to understand complex information in written and numerical form, demonstrate an interest in community and social issues, preferably with a track record of involvement in them. A capacity for emotional resilience, retaining sensitivity whilst dealing with tragic or painful human situations will be a strong asset. In particular, this includes an ability to understand the needs and feelings of both victims and offenders. The Lay Adviser will need good social skills and be able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings and be able to demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity and be able to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of senior professionals. Finally the successful candidate should be able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances and local protocols.

How to Apply

To request an application form contact:
MAPPA coordinator Northumbria area

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