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Chief Probation Officer

Justice and Public Safety Enquire


Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area

Probation Service


Grade: SO4 - £69,687 - £78,575 per annum




The States of Guernsey are looking for a Chief Probation Officer to join their team at the Probation Service.

The Chief Probation Officer is responsible for the leadership, organisation, supervision and continual improvement of the Guernsey Probation Service to ensure that a high standard is achieved to meet the needs of the Court and the Community of Guernsey. The post holder is responsible to the Committee for Home Affairs for the administration of Probation Service matters.

The Chief Probation Officer is responsible for the Strategic management of the Probation Service and Community Service teams, and the joint strategic management of MAPPA, and the Offender Management Team in the prison. They are a subject specialist in Criminal Justice and the links with Social Policy across the States of Guernsey.

The Chief Probation Officer is a member of the Committee for Home Affairs Senior Leadership Team, providing collaborative leadership and contributing to the overall objectives of the Committee for Home Affairs.

The Chief Probation Officer holds statutory responsibilities for probation services across the Bailiwick and reports to the Director of Operations Justice & Regulation and is ultimately accountable to the Committee for Home Affairs.

The post holder will ensure that the Director of Operations is kept advised and informed of issues that may generate interest at a political level in the Committee for Home Affairs or in the States of Deliberation. They may be required, from time to time, to attend meetings with the members of the Committee for Home Affairs on specialist matters regarding Criminal Justice or the Probation Service.

The post holder will be a member of Home Affairs Senior Leadership Team and will also liaise with Senior Officers of other agencies, Officers of the Court and the Ministry of Justice as appropriate.

Agenerous Relocation package is available to the successful candidate, please see attached Relocation Directive below.

A long term employment permit is available in principle for the successful candidate.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description

Please click on the links below to find out more about living and working in Guernsey.

Living and Working in Guernsey

Getting to Know Guernsey

Relocation Directive 2020

Employment Permit Information

Contact: Dave Le Ray - Director of Operations, Home Affairs on tel. 01481 717340 or email:

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.

Closing Date: 31 March 2021

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role. This should be in addition to any CVsupplied and should have clear examples of how each is met. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal referencesmay be taken up prior to interview.

Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:

  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory, Enhanced, Disclosure and Barring Service Check with Barred Listing Check. Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid EmploymentPermit

Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.

Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation. The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation. In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.

All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.

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