84680 - MAPPA Co-ordinator - Warwickshire

£38,857 - £43,941
1
12 Months
West Midlands
Leamington Spa
WARWICKSHIRE JUSTICE CENTRE LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 4EL
Other
NPS Pay Band 5 National
Permanent
Full Time
Operational Delivery

Overview of the job    

The MAPPA Coordinator supports, and is accountable to, the local MAPPA Strategic Management Board (SMB) to provide management of MAPPA activity.

MAPPA Co-ordination aims to ensure that multi-agency risk management is focussed on the right people in a timely and efficient manner. It helps ensure the delivery of robust and defensible plans, which address known indicators of serious harm to others.

This is a management role undertaken on behalf of the local SMB within a multi- disciplinary team.

The jobholder, will be subject to their agencies policies, aims and values.

Summary    

In line with national MAPPA guidance, the MAPPA coordinator is the single point of contact for MAPPA and has overall responsibility for the oversight of MAPPA arrangements.

The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

If relevant to the role, some out of hours working may be required.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties    

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

•    To be accountable to the SMB
•    To be the single point of contact for the management of MAPPA offenders
•    To work on behalf of the SMB to implement the MAPPA process as outlined in the MAPPA guidance
•    To ensure effective and appropriate information sharing
•    To ensure that statistical data is collated and reported upon as required in the MAPPA guidance
•    To work on behalf of the SMB to implement the SMB Business Plan
•    To provide necessary training and quality assurance for the management of MAPPA offenders
•    To be the ViSOR central point of contact for the MAPPA area
•    To provide effective management and leadership to the team
•    To be accountable for the quality delivery of good practice and team performance improvement within policy
•    To ensure that all team resources, are deployed cost effectively and provide best value in terms of both budget control and realising the MAPPA's strategic aims
•    To access, interpret, analyse and apply performance data pro-actively in order to maximise MAPPA performance, evaluate practice and deliver MAPPA aims
•    To proactively manage staff development, issues of underperformance, attendance, health and safety, employee relations and diversity matters. Adopt a consistent, fair and objective standpoint when making decisions in relation to individual staff issues
•    To promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to MAPPA
service delivery
•    In accordance with the SMB business plan, to provide a leading role and direction in work with partners and key stakeholders, and represent the NPS as appropriate to the role
•    To facilitate effective communication between the Responsible Authorities and the Duty to Cooperate Agencies and to ensure they are provided with up to date information.
•    To develop and deliver training/briefing sessions for MAPPA to staff within the relevant Responsible Authorities and Duty to Cooperate Agencies.
•    Ensure that local MAPPA arrangements comply with statutory safeguarding responsibilities.
•    The job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in
the first instance with the Job Holder.

Behaviours    

•    Leadership
•    Communicating and Influencing
•    Working Together
•    Making Effective Decisions
•    Delivering at Pace
•    Managing a Quality Service

Essential Experience    

•    Substantial experience with a proven record of good practice in a variety of settings (including offender risk assessment and management and within a multi-disciplinary environment)
•    Experience of evaluating practice and providing a practice perspective on policy development
•    Experience of contributing to the provision of effective administration and information systems
•    Demonstrable achievements in managing/supporting change and effecting improvements in quality and efficiency
•    Experience of proactively championing diversity and inclusiveness both internally and externally

Technical requirements    

•    Knowledge and understanding of the victim contact scheme for victims of crime
•    Understanding of the role of MAPPA in the Criminal Justice System
•    Knowledge and understanding of the ViSOR application
•    IT skills including evidence of ability to interpret and apply performance reports

Please note the mappa cordinator in Warwickshire will be required to chair MAPPA meetings at Level 2 and 3. Appropriate Managers support will be available in the meetings at both levels. 

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.  

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Eligibility

All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

To be confirmed

06/03/2024, 23:55 hours.

If you are an external candidate, you will start on the lowest pay point of the pay scale advertised.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 84680.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Delivering at Pace - 250 word limit
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Working Together - 250 word limit
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Delivering at Pace
Making Effective Decisions
Leadership
Working Together
Communicating and Influencing
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.