Members of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP)

Body: Ministry of Justice
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: A non-pensionable honorarium of £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 3 days each a month (36 days a year)

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    09/11/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


interviews held on 8th, 11th and 24th January


Assessment Panel

  • Nick Poyntz Added 18/10/2017

    Panel Chair

    Deputy Director, Prison Safety and Security Policy, Ministry of Justice • Departmental Official

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  • Juliet Lyon CBE Added 18/10/2017

    Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody Chair • Representative of Organisation

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  • Sarah Gawley Added 18/10/2017

    Deputy Director, Crime Policing and Fire Group, Home Office • Other Panel Member

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  • Rudi Page Added 18/10/2017

    Management consultant specialising in policy implementation • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description


  • Lead discrete pieces of work identified with the Ministerial Board as priority issues requiring expert advice and research
  • Work with panel members to identify the most effective means of reducing the number and rate of deaths in custody, and communicate them authoritatively to Ministers and operational service leads.
  • Work with external organisations and individuals to ensure that advice is drawn from a range of expert providers.
  • Represent the Independent Advisory Panel at external fora.

Person Specification


Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of the work of service providers (for example the police service, the prison service, immigration removal centres or secure hospitals/mental health services) or those working on behalf of individuals detained by the State or their families; and the ability to build strong relationships with national operational organisations, professional bodies or interest groups.
  • A strong grasp of current research and best practice in a given field and ability to identify further research opportunities;
  • Sufficient skills, knowledge and authority to garner respect of Ministers, service leaders and wider stakeholders and communicate with them effectively specifically in explaining specialist or technical information;
  • Knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas in the context of custodial environments or similarly related fields:
  • Psychiatry/psychology
  • Epidemiology
  • Applied research
  • Legislation or legal practice
  • Organisation/cultural learning

Desirable criteria

  • A demonstrable interest in and understanding of equality and diversity issues relevant to custodial or healthcare environments such as the experiences of Black And Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups or women;
  • Experience of driving or directing strategic reforms in major organisations

Additional Information

Closing Date – 9 November 2017

Please quote Ref – PAT150002

Supporting documents
IAP Candidate Infomation Pack OCT 2017
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