MAPPA Lay Advisor Bedfordshire

Body: National Probation Service
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Requires attendance at quarterly MAPPA Strategic Management Board Meetings, Level 2 and 3 MAPPA meetings and other occasional events across Bedfordshire with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4 -6 hours per month. Own Transport is required.
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: 27/07/2018 17:00
Interviews: To be advised

Vacancy Description

Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.
Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Bedfordshire
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

MAPPA brings together the Police, the 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 which participate in MAPPA include Local Authorities (Housing, Social Care and Youth Offending Services), Health Services, the Department for Work and Pensions and Home Office Immigration Enforcement. MAPPA exists to promote joint working between all the agencies and enable them, in a co-ordinated manner, to protect the public and to promote the rehabilitation of the offender.
The MAPPA Strategic Management Board is strongly committed to a policy of equal opportunity and opposes all forms of discrimination. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community and candidates will be selected solely on their ability to undertake the duties of the post.
Applicants must live within Bedfordshire
As part of the recruitment process, applicants will be required to undergo a HMPPS personnel security check at Enhanced Level 1 for Not Directly Employed Workers

How to Apply

Apply in writing, enclosing your CV to:
Alison Harding
National Probation Service
41 Harpur St,
Bedford MK40 1LY

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