PAT 160017 - Youth Justice Board Members

Body: Ministry of Justice
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: National
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: £250 per day (unless you already receive a salary for full-time work paid from public funds in which case there is no additional payment). Remuneration is subject to deductions of tax and National Insurance contributions at source. The role is not pensionable. In some circumstances your remuneration may be abated if you receive a public service pension. You will need to seek advice from your pension provider about this. Reasonable standard travel expenses will be payable.
Time Requirements: The appointment will run for three years. Time commitment: up to 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/12/2021 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Key Responsibilities:

As a Board member of the YJB you will:

  • Provide independent advice, monitoring and scrutiny of, the youth justice system;
  • Support the maintenance of a strong working relationship between the YJB and its partner organisations,
  • Scrutinise and challenge the YJB executive; and
  • Be an effective ambassador for the YJB in promoting a distinct youth justice system across England and Wales.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

  • A strong commitment to cutting crime, helping young people achieve their potential and helping children turn their backs on crime;
  • A strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a clear understanding of the factors – including family and parenting – that can transform the lives of young people engaged in, or at risk of engaging in, criminality;
  • A strong commitment to recognising the value of policing, enforcement and the criminal justice system in cutting crime and protecting young people;
  • Proven ability to drive forward reform, to challenge and be innovative in your approach;
  • Experience of analysing complex information and making evidenced based, sound judgements which lead to practical and sound recommendations; and
  • Experience of/ability to engage and work with a range of diverse stakeholders including those at senior levels, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Additionally, we are also looking for one member to have specific experience of management of secure estates.

Additional Information

The Commissioner for Public Appointments ensures that appointments are made in accordance with the Governance Code and the principles of public appointments. All appointments follow a recruitment process set out in the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

How to Apply

To make an application, please send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from AAP indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome are often the strongest.  Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.

Guidance on how to write a successful application can be found at Appendix 2 of the candidate information pack.


You must also complete and return the following supporting documents:

  • potential conflicts of interest:  If you have any interests that might be relevant to the work of YJB and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your supporting documents.
  • Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of Parliament and the public. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment, or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media. The Advisory Assessment Panel may explore any issues with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment. Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment either not being made or being terminated.
  • Conflicts might arise from a variety of sources such as financial interests or share ownership, membership of, or association with, particular bodies or the activities of relatives or partners.  If you need further advice, please contact Stewart Mead at
  • note of public appointments – please list any appointments currently held;
  • referee details – please give names/contact details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);


  • the diversity Microsoft online monitoring form – information is requested for monitoring purposes only and plays no part in the selection process.  It will be kept confidential and will not be seen by the AAP. Please go to the “how to apply” section of the job advertisement and complete the diversity monitoring.
    • This form also requests a declaration of your political activity. In line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments, details of any declared activity will be made public if you are appointed.

Please click on the link below for the online diversity form.


Reference Number:  PAT 160017

Candidate Pack Youth Justice Board Members
Supporting Documents
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