Fees: The work is fee paid. Casework fees range between £345 and £365 per day, depending on the role.
Time Commitment: At least 35 days per year (Term of Appointment: 5 years)
Ref no: PAT 150067
The Parole Board is an independent body whose aim is to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can be safely released back into the community. Their work is of critical importance to prisoners and their families but it also has a wider role in maintaining public confidence in the justice system. The Board is looking to increase their specialist capacity by appointing additional Psychologist Members.
Full eligibility criteria are available at the website (details given below), however, you must be registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC);
You will take an active role in the work of the Parole Board by applying your knowledge and skills in determining if a prisoner is safe enough for release into the community. Members attend parole hearings in prisons located in their region of the country. Electronic access to a dossier of information is available prior to the hearing which you will review. You will then work collaboratively with other panel members to question witnesses for evidence to help assess the question of risk. Apart from oral hearings, the work is carried out remotely. Training is provided and new members are appointed a mentor to guide them.
The Parole Board is aiming for a diverse membership and is positively encouraging applications from people with black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Full details of the vacancies, and how to apply, can be found at: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/pat-150067-parole-board-psychologist-member/
Additional information can be found on the Parole Board website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/work-with-us
Closing Date: Noon on Wednesday 6 March 2019.