A Career in Probation / Helping Rehabilitate Offenders

12:30 pm
1:30 pm

Many of our members are interested in supporting people to turn their lives onto more sustainable and constructive paths. We believe our member community of people 45+ are an amazing talent pool for the Justice Department, not least because they are able to offer the level of job flexibility we know is critical to our members.

We’ve got the Regional Director at Probation Service (London) and a recruiter for the open supervisor positions joining us to talk to you about: 

  • An overview of the roles which are ideal for career changers/people coming in at a later career stage
  • What to expect from an application process
  • The benefits of the role and why people enjoy it
  • What it takes to be great in this field
  • Salary expectations

If you have any specific questions you’d like raised or covered, please email and we will make sure we get them covered.

About Kilviner Vigurs

Kilvinder has worked in criminal justice and law enforcement for over thirty years, with twenty-nine years in Probation. She trained as a Social Worker at Manchester University and started her career as a Probation Officer in 1997. Kilvinder completed her Masters at Cambridge University when she was an operational director in Thames Valley Probation. Her thesis focused on the similarities and differences amongst police, prison and probation leaders, having spent a significant amount of her career developing multi-agency working.

In addition, Kilvinder has extensive experience of commissioning rehabilitative interventions, bringing together the balance of rehabilitation and public safety.    

As an operational leader, Kilvinder has led primarily on Public Protection, including safeguarding children and national security.

Career highlights include working with the European Union on the threat of radicalisation, and speaking at the International Probation Conference in Sydney on the probation key craft of assessing, supporting change and managing risk.

In her current role, Kilvinder has developed key stakeholder relationships in London, with the Metropolitan Police, London Council and the Mayor’s office. She holds a number of national operational leads, including Foreign National Offenders, Ex-Armed Service Personnel, Trauma Informed Practice and Risk Assessment.

About Leann Crumb

Leean is a CIPD HR Associate who has worked in the Civil Service for over 40 years, having worked across various Civil Service departments to support the government's key deliverables.

Within DWP, Leean worked as part of an award-winning project, supporting the economically inactive to receive specialist help for well-being, training and support in order to become both self-employed and gain employment through European Social Fund and Welsh Assembly Government aid.

Working within Companies House, the official registrar of companies within the UK, Leean worked across both the Operational and HR departments supporting regulation and incorporation of limited liability partnerships and limited companies, initiating and delivering key training, development and talent routeways to support  organisational development and culture changes.

Since joining the MoJ, Leean has led on Finance Apprenticeships and Recruitment for the Probation Service in London, developing key stakeholder relationships across external partner/providers to ensure recruitment campaigns provide external candidates with a positive experience of working within the Probation and wider Civil Service.

She is also responsible for recruiting and onboarding the right people into the right jobs, developing internal talent to be the best they can be, whilst supporting the rehabilitation of people on probation and keeping the public safe.

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