Appendix C |
"The office holder is not required to have a
background within the criminal justice or immigration systems
but must have an appreciation of the issues affecting those areas.
Candidates will be able to demonstrate:
Leadership and performance
- Ability to develop and maintain
demonstrable and perceived independence from the authorities in
- Proven ability to lead effectively
a multi-disciplinary team, including experienced professional
- Ability to lead an organisation
with robust financial management within the context of challenging
- The ability to establish credibility
with complainants, the authorities in remit, Ministers, the public
and other stakeholders.
- Authority and influence at very
senior levels across a broad range of stakeholders.
- Highly developed inter-personal
skills and the willingness to work collaboratively with others,
with the ability to feel at ease with prisoners, prison staff,
senior managers in the criminal justice system and their counterparts
in immigration detention.
- Proven ability to process and
interpret complex information and offer well-developed analytical
reasoning skills and judgment based on evidence.
- An incisive and independent mind,
with the ability to provide impartial, objective and pragmatic
advice with excellent judgment in both operational and political
- High integrity and a genuine commitment
to helping raise standards within prisons, probation and immigration
- Excellent communication skills,
both written and oral, and proven ability to handle the media.
- Experience of formulating and
presenting technical advice and reports to others at senior levels."