Local Probation Boards (Appointments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2001

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2001/1035

2001 No. 1035

PROBATION

The Local Probation Boards (Appointments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2001

Made 15th March 2001

Laid before Parliament 19th March 2001

Coming into force 10th April 2001

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 4(3) and 25 of and paragraphs 2(4), (5) and (6) and 6 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 20001hereby makes the following Regulations:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Local Probation Boards (Appointments and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 10th April 2001.

S-2 Applications for appointment to local probation boards

Applications for appointment to local probation boards

2.—(1) The procedure for the appointment of the chairman, chief officer and other members of local probation boards, except the member to be appointed by the Lord Chancellor, shall be in accordance with the following provisions of these Regulations.

(2) A person seeking appointment to a local probation board shall apply on a form provided for the purpose by the Secretary of State.

(3) The completed application form shall be submitted to the Secretary of State within the time set for such applications.

(4) In the case of an application for the post of chief officer, candidates who on the basis of the completed application form appear to the Secretary of State to be best qualified for the post shall be referred for assessment of their suitability to an assessment centre established for the purpose by the Secretary of State.

(5) Paragraph (4) above shall not apply in relation to a temporary appointment to fill a vacancy in the post of chief officer where it appears to the Secretary of State that the period for which the person appointed will hold the post is not likely to exceed 12 months.

(6) The Secretary of State shall not make an appointment except on the recommendation of a selection panel appointed under regulation 3 below.

(7) In paragraphs (1) to (4) above references to the Secretary of State, except for the second reference in paragraph (4), include a reference to a person providing services to him.

S-3 Selection panels

Selection panels

3.—(1) Selection panels shall be established by the Secretary of State in accordance with this regulation.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) below, a selection panel shall consist of a chairman and two or more other members appointed by the Secretary of State.

(3) Where the panel is considering the appointment of a chief officer, one of the members shall be appointed from the members of the local probation board on which the person appointed as chief officer will serve.

(4) The Secretary of State shall—

(a)

(a) provide the selection panel with such accommodation and assistance as they may reasonably require; and

(b)

(b) meet any expenses of the panel in the exercise of their functions.

S-4 Functions of selection panel

Functions of selection panel

4.—(1) A selection panel shall interview any person...

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