Recruitment for Independent Reviewer of Prevent Launched

The government has launched an open competition to appoint the next Independent Reviewer of Prevent


The government has launched the recruitment process for the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme.


The Independent Review of Prevent will look at the effectiveness of the government’s strategy to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. It will also make recommendations for the future.


Security Minister James Brokenshire said:

Prevent gives vulnerable people the support they need to protect them from terrorist recruiters.
We are always looking at how we can make the programme more effective, which is why we are committed to this Independent Review.
I look forward to the appointment of the Reviewer so they can get on with their vital work.

The appointment of the next reviewer will be through a full and open competition. This will involve an advisory assessment panel, with an independent chair, that will review the applications and interview shortlisted candidates.


Applications for this post will be open until 11pm on 22 June.


You can find out how to apply on the HM government public appointments website.


The government has adapted the recruitment process around the UK’s coronavirus restrictions while ensuring a fair and open competition. This includes planning for remote interviews.


Find out more about the Independent Review of Prevent.


Note: This article was updated on 2 June 2020 to reflect the fact that the application period has been extended. This is in recognition of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to ensure that as broad a range of candidates as possible have the opportunity to apply.