Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Lay Adviser for West Midlands and Staffordshire areas

Body: HM Prison and Probation Service
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: The successful candidate will attend meetings and other events across West Midlands and Staffordshire areas and will need their own transport.
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: One post in each area
Remuneration: This is a part-time unpaid post (expenses paid).
Time Requirements: The successful candidate will usually provide up to 8 hours a month and will not be asked to provide more than 16 hours per month.
Closing Date: 29/04/2022 00:00
Interviews: TBC

Vacancy Description

MAPPA Lay Advisers assist the police, probation and prison services in establishing arrangements for managing serious sexual and violent offenders in the community. These arrangements, called Multi- Agency Public Protection Arrangements or MAPPA, are required by Section 325 of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 2003. Lay Advisers contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA and act as critical friends in challenging professionals. Their responsibilities include:
Attending strategic meetings to develop the arrangements. Attending meetings to manage the risks presented by specific offenders. Assisting in the preparation of MAPPA annual reports. Participating in any sub-groups, working parties or projects. Participating in reviewing the Business Plan and broader communication strategy.

MAPPA are not an organisation, but a framework designed to enable criminal justice and social care agencies to share information on violent and sexual offenders, assess and manage risk and direct the available resources appropriately. Lay Advisers work with professionals from a range of agencies, including social services, healthcare, housing and employment, as well as police and probation.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have an interest in community and social issues, a capacity for emotional resilience and the ability to understand the needs and priorities of a range of parties including agencies, victims and offenders. They will be able to effectively challenge the views and assumptions of senior professionals and maintain confidentiality. They will also have an awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity. No formal educational qualifications are necessary, but the successful candidate will be able to understand complex information in written and numerical form.

Additional Information

If you currently work in a criminal justice agency or on a voluntary or paid basis with offenders who fall within the MAPPA remit you will not be able to apply for this post. (Exclusions are listed on the Person Specification for applicants).

Applicants must also be resident within the Staffordshire Police Force Area for the Staffordshire Post and within the West Midlands Police Force Area for the West Midlands Post or have a close connection with the area.

For an informal discussion about the Staffordshire post please contact: – Jason Leake (Staffordshire MAPPA Coordinator) on 07562431277 or for the West Midlands post please contact: – Angie Batham (West Midlands MAPPA Coordinator) on 07834 696521.

How to Apply

To request an application pack please contact:
Bethany Littleton via e mail

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