Non-Executive Director- The Parole Board

Body: The Parole Board for England and Wales
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: 10 South Colonnade, London E14 4PU
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Remuneration for the post will be a non-pensionable fee of £300 per day. Reasonable travel expenses and subsistence will be reimbursed in accordance with the Parole Board’s policies
Time Requirements: The Management Committee meets on average every six weeks. Management Committee members will be expected to prepare for and attend Management Committee meetings. Non-executive members usually serve on at least one sub-committee. There may be other ad hoc, but infrequent, preparatory work required as part of the role. It is anticipated that the overall time commitment will be approximately 12-15 days each year.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    01/04/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Non-Executive Committee Members have corporate responsibility to ensure the Parole Board complies with any statutory or administrative requirements for the use of public funds and ensure high standards of corporate governance are observed at all times. In the role they:

  • Prepare for, attend and contribute to Management Committee meetings;
  • Support the Parole Board in the provision of clear, strong and visible leadership
  • Support the Parole Board to fulfil its statutory functions effectively whilst maintaining its independence and its status as a court-like body;
  • Support the Management Committee in ensuring that it takes appropriate account of guidance provided by the Minister responsible or sponsor department;
  • Work with the Management Committee to develop and produce a forward business agenda;
  • Constructively challenge and contribute to the strategy and business planning of the Parole Board including the setting of key objectives and targets;
  • Help promote high standards of propriety and advise on the efficient and effective use of resources;
  • Ensure that governance, internal control and risk management systems are effective and capable of delivering relevant, accurate and timely management of financial information to the Management Committee;
  • Ensure that the Parole Board operates in accordance with conditions relating to the use of public funds.

Person Specification


  • Board level leadership experience.
  • An understanding of the complexities of running an independent but wholly publicly funded organisation.
  • A track record of facilitating and supporting change.
  • Ability to influence and persuade professionals of the highest calibre and to provide constructive challenge to existing practices.


  • Knowledge of the workings of Government and Whitehall.
  • An understanding of the work of the Parole Board.
  • An understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • An understanding of Arms-Length Bodies and sponsorship arrangements

Ability and Skills

  • The ability to provide constructive advice and direction in a manner which inspires confidence and respect from the Parole Board, its sponsors and key stakeholders.
  • The ability to understand and manage issues inherent in working with a high-profile, sensitive case-work based organisation.
  • The ability to prepare effectively for meetings including the ability to assimilate and analyse information quickly in order to debate complex issues at the highest level.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to be an effective advocate, to listen effectively and respectfully and to challenge and influence others.
  • The ability to think strategically and to understand the inter-relation between different facets of an organisation.
  • The ability to scrutinise and make decisions on finances, ensuring value for money.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, to motivate and empower others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • High standards of personal integrity and trustworthiness including a demonstrable ability to respect confidence and sensitivity of information.
  • Demonstrable commitment to and an understanding of diversity and equality.
  • Commitment to and an understanding of the requirements of an independent, court-like body.

How to Apply

Send the following documents:

  • A copy of your CV, in no more than two sides of A4
  • A supporting statement that evidences how you meet all the criteria, in no more than two sides of A4
    • Declaration of interests form;
    • Previous or current public appointments;
    • Names and contacts details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
    • Political activity declaration form;
    • Equal opportunities monitoring form, and the
    • Guaranteed interview scheme declaration, if relevant

Complete applications should be sent to: receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Reference Number: PB NED 2019

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