Pathway Press issue 4 shines the light on the Offender PD Strategy from various perspectives

Pathway Press issue 4: With implementation of the Offender PD strategy now firmly underway, this fourth edition of the Pathway Press takes stock of what’s in store between now and March 2015. Shining a spotlight on the strategy from various perspectives along the pathway, we asked colleagues: ‘What will the strategy mean for you?’

  • Rachel Wilson and Terry Kirkby, NOMS and NHS PD co-commissioners for the Mid sector, give us the co-commissioners’ view
  • Sue Ryan from Resettle offers a view on service user involvement
  • Alex Worsman and Nikki Jeffcote at HMP Belmarsh provide the view from a new service on the offender PD pathway
  • Alice Bennett, trainee forensic psychologist at the Westgate Unit at HMP Frankland, gives us the view from an existing treatment site and
  • Tracy Clarke, manager of Crowley House Approved Premises, shares her view from a women’s PIPE.

Share your reflections of what the Offender PD strategy will mean for you by emailing pd@noms.gsi.gov.uk and we’ll include a selection of the best contributions in our next edition!

Joint Head of the Offender Personality Disorder Programme: Vacancy details

An opportunity has arisen for a secondment or fixed term contract initially for 12 months. As Joint Head of the Offender PD Pathway Implementation you will be jointly responsible for implementing the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway Programme.

The post holder will lead a dynamic NHS team in developing and delivering an effective offender PD service across the country operating in all four NHS regions working within a defined budget. The post holder will represent and act on behalf of the interests of NHS England in implementation of the Offender PD programme.

You will develop effective co-commissioning and operational activities for promoting innovation and implementation at national and regional levels and between health, social care and criminal justice agencies working closely and in partnership with colleagues and key stakeholders across the country.

The Joint Team currently works from NOMS at Clive House, London and at four regional offices. It is expected that you will work in London for a minimum of 1 day a week, primarily co-located with the NOMS Joint Lead at Clive House in London.

In addition the post also offers the opportunity to travel regularly to locations throughout England.

This position is no longer available.