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Candidates from within the Napo Staff Group, Napo membership and members of sister trade unions are invited to apply for either or both of the following roles:

NATIONAL OFFICIAL  (Health & Safety)

Temporary position

A temporary appointment - 2.5 days per week until June 2021

Salary £1775.69 per month includes London Weighting and 1.16 days per month leave 

This is an outward facing role within Napo as set out below.

National Representation

  • Ensuring that Napo provides strong leadership and support to National Officers, Officials and local representatives on all aspects of Health and Safety in their specific bargaining areas This will include involvement in training for Napo representatives in partnership with colleague Officers and Officials.
  • Leading negotiations with the employers at meetings of the National Probation Service (NPS) Health and Safety Committee.

Leading on policy and practice

  • Leading for Napo on health and safety, whilst promoting equality and diversity, and associated professional issues in this area. Responsibility for Napo’s Health & Safety portfolio which includes liaison and supervision of designated Administrators at Napo Head Office.
  • Production of briefings, advice and guidance to Napo National Officers, Officials and the National Executive Committee, local Representatives and members via the full range of Napo communications (including Napo News, Napo’s website, etc.).
  • To represent Napo at conferences, seminars and branch meetings.
  • On occasions and in liaison with the General Secretary or National Chair acting as a spokesperson for Napo on H&S issues.

General leadership

  • Managing their time so as to adequately meet all aspects of the job, as directed by their line manager / the General Secretary) and supporting their own professional development, including developing their knowledge and capacity in the field of H&S.
  • Participate positively in Napo events (e.g. NEC meetings, Professional Conferences, etc.) and Napo team meetings
  • Undertaking other reasonable actions to support Napo’s aims and objectives, as deemed reasonable and within the general parameters of the role.

National Official (Bargaining)

Temporary position

A temporary appointment - 2.5 days per week until June 2021 

Salary £1775.69 per month includes London Weighting and 1.6 days per month leave

          Branch Support

  • Support designated Napo representatives from branches within the Interserve Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) Estate with the provision of bargaining support and general employment advice as well as advice on local negotiations.
  • Where appropriate, advise and where necessary and in liaison with the Assistant General Secretary, undertake or arrange direct representation for members on disciplinary and grievance matters.

    Organisation and  Recruitment

  • Support designated Napo branches in building efficient branch organisation and ensuring that recruitment strategies for new members and reps are in place and prioritised by branches.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in training activities for union members and representatives.
  • Any other duties relevant to the key tasks and responsibilities identified above.
  • To organise conferences, seminars and training in liaison with the designated Napo Administrator/s.
  • To travel to meetings with employers and/or Napo representatives within including attending occasional residential training courses, and to be flexible about working hours in order to ensure that deadlines are met (this may require some evening work).
  • To take on, as necessary, particular responsibilities and tasks consistent with the needs and strategic priorities of Napo.
  • To ensure that anti-discriminatory practice and the promotion of equal opportunities underpins all aspects of Napo's work.

Application process

Owing to the current circumstances arising from the pandemic only online applications will be considered.

Please use the following link to access the person specification, job descriptions and application form.


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd February. Online interviews via Zoom will take place on Friday 5th February.

Enquiries can be directed to General Secretary Ian Lawrence: