The Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides for the establishment of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (“MAPPA”) in each of the 42 criminal justice areas in England and Wales.

MAPPA is not a statutory body in itself but is a mechanism through which agencies can better discharge their statutory responsibilities and protect the public in a co-ordinated manner. MAPPA allows agencies to assess and manage offenders on a multi-agency basis by working together, sharing information and meeting to ensure that effective plans are put in place.

Requires attendance at quarterly MAPPA Strategic Management Board Meetings, Level 2 and 3 MAPPA meetings and other occasional events across Cleveland.

Time Requirements: 8 hours a month but not more than 16 hours per month. (part-time)

Remuneration: Unpaid post – expenses paid

Transport: Own transport required

Duties:

  • Attend each Strategic Management Board (SMB) meeting.
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the operation of MAPPA in Cleveland
  • Attend a level 2 or 3 MAPP meeting quarterly, to assist in understanding the process and to enabling the monitoring and evaluation of MAPPA.
  • Confirm that the SMB has created effective links with other multi-agency forums, e.g. the Local Criminal Justice Board and the Local Safeguarding Children Boards.
  • Assist in the preparation of the MAPPA annual report.
  • Participate in any SMB sub-groups, working parties or projects.
  • Participate in reviewing the SMB Business Plan and broader communication strategy.
  • Participate in reviewing and questioning local MAPPA statistics.
  • Attend local and regional events with the agreement of the Responsible Authority (Police, Probation, Prison Service).

Qualifications: No formal educational qualifications are necessary but must be able to understand complex information in written and numerical form.

Essential Skills:

  • Interest in community and social issues, preferably with a track record of involvement in them.
  • Capacity for emotional resilience, retaining sensitivity whilst dealing with tragic or painful human situations. In particular, this includes an ability to understand the needs and feelings of both victims and offenders.
  • Good social skills.
  • Able to work effectively with people in groups and in formal meetings.
  • An awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Able to challenge, constructively, the views and assumptions of senior professionals.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the circumstances and local protocols.

Closing date: Friday 19th April

Applications: Contact Kirsty Murphy MAPPA Co-ordinator on 01642 303122 in first instance for discussion/signposting to application paperwork