Independent Panel Members
Independent Panel Members
Roles: 6 - 10
Time commitment: 15-30 days per annum
Remuneration: £210 per panel including associated preparation and activities.
Do you want to play a role in assisting the recommendations of a panel to consider the impact of detention on a person and balance the need for public protection?
If so, you can do this by becoming an Independent member of Case Progression Panels, which form part of the Government’s Immigration Detention Reform agenda. In 2018 the Home Office announced a wide-ranging package of reforms to Immigration Detention. A key aspect of the reforms was the establishment of an independent element to the existing Case Progression Panel process which reviews all cases of individuals in immigration detention for over three months.
The purpose of the panels is to ensure robustness and a consistency of process and approach to reviewing detention and case progression across the detained immigration system, thereby improving individual and stakeholder confidence in detention decisions.
As an independent panel member, you will have key responsibility for:
- Contributing to panels and helping to achieve a consensus among panel members in its review of all cases of immigration detention for over three months; and
- recording and reporting back the decisions made by the panel highlighting significant discussion points to inform the continued development of the process.
We are therefore seeking candidates with experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment - particularly protection, with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as an ability to analyse complex information to identify key issues and make effective recommendations.
Given the nature of the role we are ideally looking for candidates who understand the safeguarding landscape but are not currently employed by a statutory agency or linked to a related non-governmental organisation. Applications from candidates in the following fields are particularly welcome - criminal justice, health and social care, education and local authorities.
This will be an 18 month fixed term appointment with the possibility of extension. No existing knowledge of the Immigration Detention process is required. The successful candidates will be provided with training on appointment.
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The closing date for applications is 11pm on Friday 23 April 2021.
We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people. Appointment will be made on merit following an open, fair and transparent competition.