66586 - Deputy MAPPA Coordinator (Part Time & Fixed Term) - Thames Valley (South Central)

£30,812 - £38,289 Pro-rata
1
12 Months
South West
Oxford
NPS POLICE HQ CENTRAL MAPPA UNIT KIDLINGTON, OX5 1NZ
Other
NPS Pay Band 4 National
Fixed Term
Up to 12 months
Part Time, Flexible Working, Other
Operational Delivery

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.

This will be a Fixed-Term post with the potential to be made permanent. 

The MAPPA Unit is a centrally based multi-disciplinary team, overseeing MAPPA arrangements for the whole of the Thames Valley (Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire) in line with National MAPPA Guidance. 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.

The Deputy MAPPA Coordinator is accountable to the MAPPA Co-ordinator and the MAPPA Strategic Management Board. This is a management role overseeing and assisting with administrative tasks within the team, as well as line management functions.

Overview of the job    The Deputy MAPPA Coordinator supports and is accountable to the MAPPA Coordinator, to provide management of MAPPA activity as directed by the local MAPPA Strategic Management Board (SMB).

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 Deputy MAPPA coordinator supports the MAPPA Coordinator as the single point of contact for MAPPA and with 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 MAPPA Coordinator and Strategic Management Board (SMB)
•    To be a point of contact for the management of MAPPA offenders
•    To work alongside the MAPPA Coordinator on behalf of the SMB to implement the MAPPA process as outlined in the MAPPA guidance.
•    To assist in ensuring effective and appropriate information sharing
•    To assist in ensuring that statistical data is collated and reported upon as required in the MAPPA guidance
•    To work alongside the MAPPA Coordinator to implement the SMB Business Plan on behalf of the SMB
•    To provide necessary training and quality assurance for the management of MAPPA offenders
•    To assist the MAPPA Coordinator in their duties as the ViSOR central point of contact for Probation within the MAPPA area
•    To support the MAPPA Coordinator in providing effective management and leadership to the team
•    To support the MAPPA Coordinator in ensuring 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 assist the MAPPA Coordinator 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 supportive role in working with partners and key stakeholders, and represent the NPS as appropriate to the role
•    To support in facilitating 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.
•    To deputise for the MAPPA Coordinator where appropriate.
•    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

•    Experience with a proven record of good practice in a variety of settings (including offender risk assessment and within a multi-disciplinary environment if already working within NPS)
•    Experience of contributing to the provision of effective administration and information systems
•    Demonstrable achievements in 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

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.

Interviews are likely to take place early December.

28/11/2022, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 66586.

Should you have any further queries please contact : linda.ricks@justice.gov.uk

Please note the successful applicant will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Security Check for this post.

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.

In the event that we receive a large volume of applications we reserve the right to conduct the sift based on one lead behaviour. The chosen lead behaviour for this campaign is Leadership.
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
Leadership - 250 word limit
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Working Together - 250 word limit
Experience
Statement of Suitability - 500 word limit
Please note that in the event of a large number of applications being received we may run the initial sift on the lead behaviour of Leadership.

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Leadership
Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Working Together
Delivering at Pace
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.
Additional Assessment(s)
Presentation

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 Vacancy is closed to applications.