Centre for Public Appointments

Centre for Public Appointments

NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM INDEPENDENT MULTI-AGENCY ASSURANCE PANEL CHAIRS
Number of Vacancies: 10
Remuneration: £300 per day. The post holder can claim reimbursement for reasonable travel and subsistence costs necessarily incurred during the course of their duties at rates set centrally.
Time Requirements: Expected to be approximately 30 days per annum (plus 2-3 days training in February 2019)

Deadline for Applications – 14/10/2018

We are seeking to appoint chairs for Independent Multi-Agency Assurance Panels, which form a key part of the programme of reform to the NRM. The panels will be responsible for quality assuring all negative conclusive grounds decisions made by the Single Competent Authority (SCA).

Chairs will be responsible for:

·     chairing the panel and achieving a consensus among panel members in its review of all negative conclusive grounds decisions referred to them by the SCA;

·     recording and reporting back the decisions made by the panel highlighting significant discussion points to inform the continued development of the process;

·     ensuring that panel members fulfil their obligations and perform their role effectively; and

·       attending quarterly meetings with the SCA, providing them with the opportunity to share lessons learned and best practice identified during the panel.

 

We anticipate based on current volumes of NRM referrals that Ministers will appoint up to 10 panel chairs.

Person Specification

The criteria that will be used to assess whether candidates have the required qualities, skills and experience are listed below.

Given the nature of the role we are looking for candidates who understand the modern slavery landscape, but are not currently employed by a statutory agency or a modern slavery related non-governmental organisation.

Essential:

  • Knowledge of modern slavery issues.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally with professionals from adult / children’s social services, the police and non-Governmental organisations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, with a personal and professional demeanour that generates trust and confidence in others.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to effectively chair meetings.
  • Ability to think logically and objectively in analysing complex information in order to identify key issues and make effective decisions.
  • Report writing skills.

As a public appointee, you will be expected to follow the Seven Principles of Public Life, as set out by the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life.

Desirable:

  • Experience of dealing with victims with an understanding of the law enforcement perspective OR experience of working in a safeguarding environment in relation to modern slavery.

 

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have or be willing to obtain security clearance to CTC level. Pre-appointment checks will also be undertaken on immigration and criminal convictions. It will usually take approximately 40 days to obtain the security clearance.

 

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following by mid-night on Sunday, 14th October 2018:

  • A comprehensive CV (maximum two pages of A4 setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications)
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4, minimum 11 font) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the experience, qualities and skill areas identified in the person specification.
  • In addition, please also complete and return via email the forms at Annex B, relating to referees, diversity, nationality, political activity and conflicts of interest.

Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected].