Body: Single Competent Authority (SCA)
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Regulation
Location: We expect the panels to take place virtually.
Skills required: Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 10
Remuneration: £300 per day. The post holder can claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs necessarily incurred during the course of their duties at rates set centrally.
Time Requirements: Expected to be approximately 30 days per annum (plus 2-3 days training in February 2019)

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    w/c 22 October 2018

  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 19 November 2018

  • Announcement


The Shortlist meeting is expected to take place week commencing 22 October 2018. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 19 November 2018.


Assessment Panel

  • Miriam Minty Added 20/09/2018

    Panel Chair

    Head of the Modern Slavery Unit, Home Office • Departmental Official

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  • Alice Matthews Added 20/09/2018

    Single Competent Authority lead, Modern Slavery Unit, Home Office • Other Panel Member

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  • Liam Vernon Added 20/09/2018

    Director, National Crime Agency • Other Panel Member

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  • Dorian Kennedy Added 20/09/2018

    Department of Health and Social Care • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

We are seeking to appoint chairs for Independent Multi-Agency Assurance Panels, which form a key part of the programme of reform to the NRM. The panels will be responsible for quality assuring all negative conclusive grounds decisions made by the Single Competent Authority (SCA).

Chairs will be responsible for:

·     chairing the panel and achieving a consensus among panel members in its review of all negative conclusive grounds decisions referred to them by the SCA;

·     recording and reporting back the decisions made by the panel highlighting significant discussion points to inform the continued development of the process;

·     ensuring that panel members fulfil their obligations and perform their role effectively; and

·       attending quarterly meetings with the SCA, providing them with the opportunity to share lessons learned and best practice identified during the panel.


We anticipate based on current volumes of NRM referrals that Ministers will appoint up to 10 panel chairs.

Person Specification

The criteria that will be used to assess whether candidates have the required qualities, skills and experience are listed below.

Given the nature of the role we are looking for candidates who understand the modern slavery landscape, but are not currently employed by a statutory agency or a modern slavery related non-governmental organisation.


  • Knowledge of modern slavery issues.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally with professionals from adult / children’s social services, the police and non-Governmental organisations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, with a personal and professional demeanour that generates trust and confidence in others.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to effectively chair meetings.
  • Ability to think logically and objectively in analysing complex information in order to identify key issues and make effective decisions.
  • Report writing skills.

As a public appointee, you will be expected to follow the Seven Principles of Public Life, as set out by the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life.


  • Experience of dealing with victims with an understanding of the law enforcement perspective OR experience of working in a safeguarding environment in relation to modern slavery.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to CTC level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It will usually take approximately 40 days to obtain the security clearance.

2018.09.20 - NFM QA Chairs - Candidate Pack - Final
180921 - Annex B - Supporting Documentation NFM QA Chairs
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