This recruitment process is being undertaken by Inclusive Boards on behalf of the Parole Board and the Ministry of Justice. The deadline for applications is the 23.59 on Sunday 22 October 2023.
Visit www.inclusiveboards.co.uk/home/paroleboard to submit an application form.
Please note, as part of the application form you will be asked to submit a CV and answer a series of questions including responding to Success Profiles (further details below). You will also be asked to provide information on:
- Conflicts of interest and previous conduct.
- Significant political activity.
- Number of other public appointments held.
- Your referees.
You will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring form.
To find out more, request support when applying, or have an informal confidential discussion before applying, please get in touch with one of our consultants by emailing email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience rather than waiting to submit their application closer to the deadline.
Candidates will be assessed using success profiles which will assess your behaviours, strengths and experience against the essential criteria for the role. More information on the framework and how it is used elsewhere in government is at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
This post is a public appointment, not a civil service post. Success profiles are a flexible framework and the Civil Service example has been adapted to reflect behaviours that are both specific to the Parole Board and generic to a public appointment. Success profiles assess candidates against a range of elements using a variety of selection methods. This blended approach, based on behaviours and strengths, will allow candidates to discuss both their experience and their motivation and engagement.
Candidates must first meet the eligibility criteria, including the person specification.
To demonstrate the potential to adopt the required behaviours in the role of a Parole Board member please answer the following questions within a limit of 250 words per question.
In your response to the questions, you should:
Behaviour One – Making effective decisions
Parole Board members must analyse and critically evaluate information to identify continuing risk in a parole case. Information may come from a variety of sources including written dossiers, verbal evidence and electronic updates to decide whether it is necessary for the protection of the public that a person remains confined in prison. All decisions are made by a panel of 1, 2 or 3 Parole Board members.
Please give an example that shows how you weighed conflicting evidence to make a decision that had a significant impact upon a person or organisation.
Behaviour Two - Leadership
Parole Board members must demonstrate leadership skills when chairing hearings. In addition, you must be able to work well with others and demonstrate fairness, inclusion and collaboration.
Please give an example of working with others that shows how you adapted your approach to reconcile different needs and opinions to reach a shared outcome.
Behaviour Three - Developing self and others
Parole Board members who are directly appointed must be able to learn quickly and put that learning into practice with accuracy and confidence.
Please give an example that shows how you built your knowledge and tested your learning under pressure.