Service User Involvement Organisation

1 day left

Location
England & Wales
Salary
Up to £10,000
Posted
02 Oct 2020
Closes
23 Oct 2020
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Temp

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation

Service user involvement organisation – inspection of YOS delivery for black, Asian and minority ethnic children and staff

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation is the independent inspector of youth offending and probation services in England and Wales.

The Inspectorate carries out many thematic inspections examining different aspects of work with adults and/or children. We are looking for an organisation to support and second an individual(s) with lived experience to obtain the views of black, Asian and minority ethnic children known to youth offending services.

We are looking for an organisation to provide personnel with lived experience of the criminal justice system to join our team of inspectors undertaking a thematic inspection. The focus of the inspection will be youth offending service delivery for black, Asian and minority ethnic children and staff. Youth offending services work with children aged 10-18 years, and their families.

  • Are you an organisation who is passionate about the voices of children who face disadvantage?
  • Do you have personnel with lived experience of the criminal justice system who understand what it is like to be a black, Asian or minority ethnic child in the justice system?
  • Do you have experience of coordinating and carrying out projects aimed at understanding the views and experiences of children and families living with complex needs such as offending, homelessness, substance misuse and mental health? 

In November 2020 we will start to design our inspection and require an individual or organisation to work with us and be a part of our team. We want to better understand the experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic children known to youth offending teams. The inspection will help identify examples of good practice and how the system needs to improve service delivery. Our inspection fieldwork will take place during February and March 2021.

What we need from your organisation and the seconded personnel:

  • Previous experience of designing and managing lived experience projects, which may involve different methods of information gathering
  • An interest and passion for innovative, creative and inclusive approaches to seeking out the views of service users– ensuring we break down barriers for children with multiple needs in having their voices heard
  • Experience of applying a range of techniques to gather relevant information from service users (including surveys and interviews - face-to-face, telephone and online)
  • The ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with people from a diversity of different backgrounds
  • The ability and confidence to develop and test out ideas.

Please note that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic the way we conduct the inspection will be kept under regular review and guided by national public health advice and risk assessment. Inspections usually involve frequent travel and overnight stays away from home for which travel and subsistence payments will be made to cover transport and overnight stay costs. However, depending on the situation at the time, remote working methods may need to be used.

Organisations are advised that the full cost (including VAT if applicable) must be less than £10,000 when providing quotations for this work.

For further details, including the application and selection procedure, please see visit HM Inspectorate of Probation’s website.

Closing date: 23 October 2020 23:59.