Co Opted Board Member

05 Mar 2012
29 Mar 2012
Julia Okami
Part Time

Co Opted Board Member

We are one of the 35 Trusts that make up the Probation Service in England and Wales. The aims of the service nationally are:

• The protection of the public
• A reduction in re-offending
• The proper punishment of offenders
• Ensuring offender awareness of the effects of crime on the victims of crime and the public
• The rehabilitation of offenders

HPT has approximately 700 staff based in over 30 offices, the Courts, Approved Premises (Hostels) and 5 prisons, and spends about £22 million a year to carry out its work.

The HPT Board is the governing body that oversees the strategic management of the Probation Trust to ensure the service is achieving its performance targets and delivering a high quality service for all its stakeholders. The Board is the employer of the 700 staff who work across the Trust. It meets regularly throughout the year and meetings are open to the public. The Board has a Chair and 5 members who together with the Chief Executive set the strategic direction for the Trust.

The Board wishes to consider the co-option of one or two additional members to the Trust to help the Trust develop its business development approach at a time when a number of its services are being opened up to competition from the private sector. The Board would be particularly interested to hear from individuals who have experience of working across the public and private sectors, expertise in procurement (preferably in a large organisation) or in setting up companies/ not-for-profit ventures and who feel they may have something to offer to a service that is highly valued by society. Serving Magistrates are unfortunately ineligible for these vacancies due to a perceived conflict of interest.

The time commitment is likely to be no more than one or two days per month in the first instance. Reasonable expenses will be payable for travel to and from the Trust’s main offices in Winchester.

Further information can be found on the Trust’s web site -

Interested applicants who need any further information are invited to speak with Mike Fisher, the Trust Chair, via the Board’s Secretary, Belinda Hatch, on 03000472020 and then to send a C.V. in the first instance by clicking on the 'Apply now' button or to Friary House, Middle Brook Street, Winchester SO23 8DQ by no later than 29th March 2012.