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The Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales and works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18. It also ensures that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking four Board members, accountable to the Secretary of State for Justice, to join the existing team and play a valuable role in helping the YJB achieve challenging objectives.
To succeed in post, a strong track record of achievement in one or more of the following fields is highly desirable:
• children’s mental health services
• local government children’s services
• experience of the youth criminal justice system (especially in a community or secure setting)
• financial and risk management
Whatever your background, your ability to inspire the confidence of others will be an asset from day one, as will your outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Motivated by a genuine interest in the criminal justice system, you’ll have the capacity to engage with organisations and individuals at all levels. Integrity, personal credibility and a clear commitment to collaborative working are crucial. In return, these appointments offer an opportunity to influence a national agenda within a high profile policy area.
For further information and to apply for the roles visit www.mojpublicappointments.com
Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 18th May 2012.
The appointment of Youth Justice Board members will be made on merit following an open, fair and transparent competition.
We welcome applications from candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or any other irrelevant factor. We also welcome applicants currently working in, or with experience of, the private sector.