MAPPA Lay Adviser Suffolk

Body: HM Prison and Probation Service
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Prison & Policing
Location: Requires attendance at quarterly MAPPA Strategic Management Board Meetings, Level 2 and 3 MAPPA meetings and other occasional events across Suffolk, with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4 -6 hours per month.
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: 28/02/2019
Interviews: End of March

Vacancy Description

Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.

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

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

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. 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.

How to Apply

Apply in writing, enclosing your CV to:

Sophie Whelpton

Suffolk Mappa Coordinator

National Probation Service

South East & Eastern Division

Norfolk & Suffolk Local Delivery Unit

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service

Peninsular House

11-13 Lower Brook Street

Ipswich

Suffolk IP4 1AQ

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