MAPPA Lay Advisor Devon and Cornwall

Announced
Body: National Prison & 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 Devon and Cornwall, with an anticipated commitment averaging out at 4 -6 hours per month. Own Transport is required.
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: 01/12/2017 17:00
Interviews: Interviews Monday 18th December 2017

Vacancy Description

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

The post does require some travelling across Devon & Cornwall although geographical consideration to the post holders home area will be taken into consideration when being asked to attend relevant meetings.

How to Apply

Complete the attached application form and send to -:
Georgia Webb (MAPPA Coordinator)
MAPPA Unit
GE12, Main Building
Police Headquarters
Devon and Cornwall Police
Middlemoor
Exeter
Devon EX2 7HQ
Alternatively, please email the completed application form to -:
georgia.webb@probation.gsi.gov.uk

Attachments
Application form
Diversity Questionnaire for applicants
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