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24 Jun 2019 - 09:00
RR3 Leadership Board - BAME expertise
Clinks is seeking someone with expertise and experience of providing specialist support to black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people to sit on the Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3)leadership board. This person will be a senior manager in a voluntary organisation currently providing specific support to BAME people in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS).
The main purpose of the RR3 is to build a stronger and more effective partnership between the voluntary sector and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The chair for the group and its secretariat is provided by Clinks, the infrastructure organisation supporting voluntary organisations in the CJS in England and Wales.
Members of the RR3 leadership board are senior experts from the voluntary sector working in criminal justice. Members of the board sit as individuals, and they act as a representative of the wider voluntary sector. Please read the guide to the RR3 for further information. The RR3 leadership board meets quarterly to:
Advise on and support the development, and implementation of, policy by the MoJ and other government departments where appropriate
Provide advice and feedback on the development of competition and commissioning strategies and practice in line with the government commitment to strengthen the role of independent providers in rehabilitation
Contribute to identifying gaps in the provision of services to people in contact with the CJS and recommend how these might be filled.
Able to attend quarterly RR3 meetings and, where appropriate, lead or contribute to special interest groups
A willingness and ability to act as a representative for, and advocate of, the voluntary sector working in criminal justice.
Experience and knowledge
We want to ensure that the RR3 has the widest breadth of knowledge and experience and that this includes expertise on BAME people who are over-represented and/or experience poorer outcomes than non BAME people in the CJS. The experience and knowledge we are seeking includes (but is not limited to):
Delivery and policy expertise in relation to BAME people in contact with the CJS
Evidence-based practice in supporting desistance for BAME people in contact with the CJS
Expertise and experience in research within the field of criminal justice
Knowledge relevant to competition and commissioning, as well as funding and investment models and mechanisms
Expertise in working with people with characteristics protected under the Equality Act (2010) and knowledge of the specific needs of individuals in the CJS with protected characteristics and the unequal outcomes they face.
Skills and abilities
The ability to take part in meetings and decision making of a representative group
Excellent communication skills that allow for the clear representation of key issues to senior government officials
The ability to contribute to RR3 Special Interest Groups by chairing events and meetings, and contributing to briefings and reports
The ability to work collaboratively with other organisations working to supporting BAME people in contact with the CJS, to facilitate information sharing, and feed information from the wider sector back to the RR3 group.
Attitudes and values
A strong belief in the positive role of the voluntary sector in supporting people on their desistance journey
A willingness to act as a champion for equality in the context of criminal justice
A commitment to improving the outcomes for BAME people in contact with the CJS.
Please note this is a non-renumerated position but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
How to apply for the job
Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your reasons for applying and how you meet the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in central London on Tuesday 2nd July 2019. If you are unable to attend the interview and would like to make other arrangements (e.g. Skype/phone call), please make this clear in your application.
We would like the successful candidate to attend the next RR3 meeting, which will take place on Thursday 5th September 2019 in central London.