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Humber Violence Prevention Partnership - Board Recruitment

Have you got what it takes to make a positive difference to the lives of our local young people?

The Humber Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP) is a multi-agency partnership tasked with preventing and reducing serious violence across the Humber area (Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire).

The VPP is governed by a Board that sets out the strategy, monitors progress and decides how funding and resources should be used.  Chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Board includes senior leaders from local authorities, health, criminal justice and policing.  It is supported by a core team of staff.

We are currently seeking two additional members to join the Board, representing:

  • The voluntary sector
  • Educational institutions

To find out more about the role of the Board, you can download our Governance Framework (PDF).

Role of a Board member

The role of a Board member is:

1. To provide their knowledge, skills and experience to steer the VPP's work and ensure it makes informed decisions in the best interests of the local population.

2. Where applicable, to make commitments and take decisions on behalf of their organisation in the context of a collaborative multi-agency approach.

3. To engage with, and seek to build understanding, of the evidence base supporting the VPP’s work, ensuring decisions are evidence-based.

4. To offer their organisation’s resources, where appropriate, in support of the VPP’s work.

5. To champion multi-agency working and the public health approach.

6. To act as an ambassador for the VPP in their organisation, their networks and the wider community.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with a passion for the local area who can represent the best interests of their community or sector and help to inform what we do.

You don’t need to be an expert in any of the issues we will be looking at, but experience from your local community or your own organisation would be an advantage.

You do need to have an open mind, be willing to learn and listen to other people’s ideas, be prepared and ready to give your views at meetings, and always have in mind what is best for local people and the sector that you shall be representing.

You don’t need to have done anything like this before – it doesn’t matter if this is your first time taking part in a board or committee.  We’ll give you a full induction before you start and will support you to contribute and develop.

Meetings are held four times a year at locations around the Humber area during normal working hours, with dates set well in advance, so you will need to be able to take time out during the day (either a morning or an afternoon) and be prepared to travel within the Humber area.

We also have some specific eligibility criteria:

  • You must be aged 18 years or over and reside in the Humberside Police area (East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire).
  • You must be willing to undertake security vetting to an appropriate level if required, and must disclose in your application form whether you have ever been convicted of any offences punishable with imprisonment within the last five years, or have any criminal convictions.  This information is a requirement in all applications but may not necessarily affect your application.
  • You must not be a serving Councillor or Member of Parliament, a current police officer/member of police staff, or an employee of one of the VPP’s members. This is not an exhaustive list.

What you’ll get in return

Being part of the VPP Board will be an opportunity to shape an exciting initiative for the region that will make a difference to people’s lives.  It should be an interesting and rewarding experience, as well as an opportunity for personal growth and development.

Before you start, we’ll give you an induction pack to help you prepare and meet with you to answer any questions.

How to apply

To apply for the role, please download the Application Form and Monitoring Questionnaire (Word format), complete and return to:

humbervpp@humberside.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, you can send by post to:

Humber VPP c/o The Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside. The Lawns, Harland Way, Cottingham HU16 5SN

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 September 2022.

As we are likely to have further voluntary opportunities over the next year, we will retain any unsuccessful applications to contact should suitable opportunities arise.  Please tell us if you don’t want us to do this.  Please refer to the privacy notice in the application form for further details.

More information

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please email humbervpp@humberside.pnn.police.uk.