MAPPA Lay Adviser West Midlands

Body: National 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 the West Midlands with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4 -6 hours per month.
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: 21/01/2019
Interviews: Tuesday 29th January 2019

Vacancy Description

Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.

Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in the West Midlands

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.

Additional Information

Applicants must also be resident within the West Midlands Police Force Area.

 

For an informal discussion about the posts please contact: – Angie Batham (West Midlands MAPPA Coordinator) on 07834 696521

How to Apply

To request an application pack please contact:

Stevie-Leigh Jones

Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service

18-28 Lower Essex Street

Birmingham

B5 6SN

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