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Members - Community Justice Scotland

Reference: 1488

Remuneration: £217 per day

Location: Edinburgh, City of

Closing date: 24 July 2018 at midnight

Would you like to help deliver a world-leading approach to tackling crime and re-offending that builds safer, stronger, inclusive communities?

Community Justice Scotland (“CJS”) is the national body for community justice in Scotland. Launched on 1st April 2017 by the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, it aims to create a more robust and effective community justice system based on local planning and delivery by a range of statutory partners, supported and guided by national leadership and oversight. Community Justice Scotland is based in Edinburgh but is a national body working across the whole of Scotland.

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to 4 new members with experience gained through being active in your community, in a voluntary capacity, through your own personal life experience or through your career. For full details please visit: https://applications.appointed-for-scotland.org/Default.aspx

Length of Appointment

Members will initially be appointed for a maximum of three years (some may be appointed for a period of two years) starting from October 2018. If, at the end of their term, they continue to satisfy the requirements of the person specification at that time, and there is evidence of effective performance, the Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing members for another appointment term (reappointment is not automatic). The total period of time in office must not exceed eight years, whether in consecutive or non-consecutive appointments.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

It is expected the time commitment will be up to 20 days a year. This includes a mixture of daytime meetings, reading and preparation, and meetings with stakeholders and partners which may be during the day or in the evening. A fee of £217 per day (non-pensionable) is payable. Reimbursement will also be made for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant / carer expenses, including child care, incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help members carry out their duties effectively.


Interviews will be held on 14, 15, 21 and 22 August 2018 in Edinburgh (these dates have been set aside but the date of interview will depend on the number of applicants and availability of interviewees on these dates).

Further information:

Ministers wish to appoint people with the right balance of skills and will take account of the ‘priority' experience(s) demonstrated along with the general skills and personal qualities which must be met by all successful candidates.
You should be able to demonstrate at least one of these.-

  • Experience of working at a strategic level in the public/mental health fields
  • Knowledge about Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Experience of service provision at a strategic level. (e.g. local government, health, social care, integration authorities, housing, third sector).
  • Experience of working in the criminal justice system (e.g. police, judiciary)
  • Lived experience of using community justice services, as person with conviction(s), family, victim or community member

You should be able to demonstrate all of the following

  • Analysis and Decision Making
  • Managing Performance
  • Ability to influence decision making and provide supportive and constructive challenge
  • Strong Skills in Communicating, Collaboration, and Engaging
  • Personal Commitment to Community Justice

Full details of the experience, knowledge and skills required for these appointments are contained in the Applicant Information Pack.

You can access the pack via the link below.

If you would like to know more about the application process, please contact Scottish Government public appointments team at public.appointments@gov.scot.

If you wish to speak to someone about CJS or the role, please contact Glenys Watt glenyswatt@communityjusticeboard.com.

Closing date for applications is midnight 24 July 2018.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.
Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50. People with convictions are also able to apply for these roles.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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