Assistant Inspectors


Contract type: 2 year fixed term contract or 2 year secondment

MOJ Pay Band: B

Closing date: 23:55 Wednesday 15 August 2018


Assistant Inspectors (AIs) play a key role in HMI Probation’s inspections of adult and youth offending work. During inspection visits they examine and assess the quality of practice carried out by front-line staff, against HMI Probation’s published inspection standards.

The inspection programme for AIs is demanding and staff will need to work away from home for up to three weeks out of every four.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work as part of HMI Probation’s team of inspection staff by undertaking assessments of front-line practice
  • Provide accurate and concise written feedback to lead inspectors on individual cases
  • Provide feedback to individual case managers/ responsible officers about their work
  • Lead and facilitate focus groups/meetings of staff groups and service users
  • Contribute to HMI Probation’s work on policy areas, based on inspection findings
  • Undertake work on joint inspection programmes, working collaboratively with colleagues from other Inspectorates
  • Deliver training to probation and youth offending staff on how to assess practice, using HMI Probation’s inspection standards
  • Provide briefings to HMI Probation staff on specified subject areas
  • Represent the organisation at external meetings
  • Recognise and promote diversity issues in all aspects of work
  • Undertake other work as allocated by HM Chief Inspector


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