Parole Board Launches Member Recruitment Campaign

The Board is seeking psychologist, psychiatrist and retired judicial members to contribute to its vital work

We are pleased to announce that the Parole Board is now recruiting new members. In this campaign, the Parole Board is specifically looking to attract Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Retired Judicial Members to join the more than 250 members currently contributing to the important work of parole reviews.

This is a varied and important role in protecting the public, while ensuring fairness for all involved. The Parole Board works to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can safely be released into the community. It works as a court and makes risk assessments which are rigorous, fair and timely, based on information supplied by expert witnesses. The roles are public appointments.

This exciting opportunity is open to those who live in all regions of England and Wales. The role is home based, including with some hearings undertaken remotely by telephone and video. Travel will also be required to attend oral hearings during the working day in HMP establishments across England & Wales.

We are looking for people with a genuine interest in the work we do and who possess the behaviours, skills and judgement to make an effective and critical contribution to the Board’s work. Parole Board decisions are of critical importance to public confidence in the criminal justice system.

At this time, we are only recruiting three specialist member roles:

If you think this might be you, please have a look at the further information on each of the roles here.

The Parole Board also has Independent members who bring a breadth of skills and experience. We are not presently recruiting this type of member but you can register your interest here if you would like to be notified when out next campaign opens.

For further information on the work of a Parole Board member, please see this write up in the Sunday Times.