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Specialist focus: Health
Bernie is currently Managing Director of her consultancy company Mayall Management Ltd and is working as an Independent Consultant specialising in strategic development, personnel, and sustainable business growth and is also Director of a charity. As an experienced business mentor, member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute she uses her role as Governor of a Technical College to create opportunities for young people in local businesses and to develop the vocational training that underpins confidence, independence and skill building for young people looking to enter the world of work.
A member of Mindful Employers, she practices the Mindfulness techniques to enhance and support staff engagement and encourage ethical behaviours. She has previously led the development of Health Services in prisons and removal centres and enabled the creation of person centred wing based healthcare delivery in the largest cluster of prisons in Europe and led the teams developing a successfully refreshed Governance process that was welcomed by commissioners and mooted for UK roll-out. Recently becoming a Town Councillor has opened another door to supporting people at disadvantage, and she is also a Dementia Champion delivering workshops and presentations to raise awareness of dementia. Bernie has won awards for blogging and also writes under a pseudonym that she will never divulge!
She is passionate about quality management and the management of quality because it makes a difference, and making a difference is what matters to her. That is why she supports No Offence CiC and completely endorses the drive behind the organisation and the complex and successful work the organisation achieves.
Mayall Management Ltd is proud to sponsor the Unlock your Future campaign for responsible recruitment with conviction.
Specialist focus: Social media & Peer Support
Brendan is a Senior Caseworker within the Skills and Employment Team at St Giles Trust Hackney @SETHackney , Brendan has over 17 years experience of the criminal justice system and over seven years’ experience working in the Charity sector. Brendan is dedicated to work to strengthen relationships in the lives of adults to add value, support, coach and empower them to identify their own strengths, goals and motivation. Brendan has proven experience in prioritising and strategising effective employment, learning and training programmes. Putting others needs first comes naturally to Brendan and has a very caring and empathetic nature with the ability to build rapport with clients and staff alike whilst maintaining boundaries. Brendan has embraced the values of NoOffence! CIC from day 1 and is a firm believer that those that have been through the system are the key to reducing re-offending, reducing victims and breaking the cycle.
Specialist focus: Legal
Cherryl began her career as a PATH trainee with the National Probation Service in 1994. She then worked as a Probation Service officer in a number of settings, which included Community Offender Resettlement, Approved Premises, Generic Community Support before becoming one of the Service’s first Victim Contact Officers. From there she migrated to Crown Court Liaison before secondment as an IDVA and part time location in a local Magistrates’ Court. She then decided to pursue a career in Partnership working, and took up post within a Community Safety Unit within a Local Authority, where she holds the lead for Domestic Abuse and Violence – which includes forever seeking innovative but effective ways to reduce re-offending.
Cherryl holds a diploma in Criminology, B Sc, and a qualifying law degree, all of which she obtained as a “mature” student with the Open University whilst working and raising a family.
Although her recent career has been gender focused, Cherryl remains an advocate for improving services for all vulnerable people, including those at risk of becoming involved with offending, and believes in keeping victim safety central to perpetrator management and offender focused work.
Spare time passions for Cherryl include her recently acquired classic mini, good food, and, of course, her beautiful grandchildren who continually motivate her to keep the community a safer place.
Specialist focus: Prisons
Eryl has over 20 years involvement in prisons, 15 years as a Senior manager in both HMPS (including posts at Cluster level and Regional level) and Private sector. Currently an Area Manager for Bournemouth Churches Housing Association.
Eryl has worked in an advisory capacity for European Projects and presented in Europe on innovation in prisons.
Eryl is extremely passionate about finding innovative solutions to reduce re-offending and is thrilled to be working with NoOffence!. As a long term supporter Eryl recognises the immense value of an organisation that is truly independent and demonstrates integrity in all that they do.
Specialist focus: Marketing and Communications
Ian is Managing Director of the Glennie Communications Group. He has worked in senior marketing and communications roles for national organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
He set up his own consultancy in 1993 and helps clients reach their full potential by enabling them to inspire their customers, staff and other stakeholders. He has specialised in Criminal Justice work for over a decade, working with Probation Trusts, Police and a range of voluntary sector organisations.
Ian is passionate about Criminal Justice because: “… it is ultimately not about crime and criminals but about freedom: helping people, whether victims, perpetrators or onlookers, to build positive lives free from fear, harm and shame.”
He has won numerous national and international awards during his career, including the Attorney General’s Award for ‘Excellence in Communication’ for his work on the prevention of domestic abuse.
His film project ‘Leaving’ won Best Short Film at the London International Film Festival and was screened on ITV.
A Cambridge graduate, he studied Geography and Social Anthropology and specialised in Cultural Communication. Ian’s aim in being part of the NoOffence! Advisory Board is to help people and organisations communicate and work together in ever more effective ways.
Jim is an Interim Manager who specialises in leadership, change management, and organisational development. He most recently enjoyed six years in the prison service having joined on a fast track programme to bring external management experience into the service at a senior level. During that time he led on major workforce change programmes at a prison level and introduced a new working prison regime to a training prison that allowed them to create sustainable commercial links with private sector partners companies and make best use of their prison industry assets.
Jim has also worked at board level with a number of companies advising and supporting them in developing their responsible business practises. He started his working career as a navigator in the RAF.
Jim is passionate about social justice, classic cars, running and flying.
Specialist focus: Relationship building
Jonathan is an ex-prisoner turned author. He was jailed for theft from his employer and is the first to admit he deserved incarceration. His knowledge of prison prior to his sentence consisted of Porridge and The Shawshank Redemption but as his book IN IT attests, he was shocked to see what is really going on – or isn’t – in our jails better resembles On the Buses.
Jonathan is passionate about making prison a more positive experience for inmates and believes with greater leadership, passion and encouragement in jail, that more prisoners would find the return to mother-earth less of an airlock and thus reduce re-offending. His main focus is improving illiteracy in prison and he is a huge supporter of Toe by Toe, the peer to peer mentoring program run by the Shannon Trust.
IN IT is full of amazing characters that Jonathan met through his prison journey. He believes that so many of them could so turn their lives around with some direction during the punishment and cites the Elton John line: “The honey the hive could be holding.”
Specialist focus: Employment & Scotland
Richard Thomson is a Director of the social enterprise Recruit With Conviction which promotes safe and effective recruitment of people with criminal records by training recruiters and employability advisers.
Previously he was a service manager for Apex Scotland, where he fulfilled various corporate roles including monitoring performance of services for people with convictions and information management. Richard was also an Employer Support Consultant for the ASERT transnational ESF project which delivered training to over 1000 HR specialists on safe recruitment of people with convictions and designed the Apply With Conviction approach for supporting people with convictions to sustainable employment.
Richard’s interests include the use of technology to support service delivery and he continues to provide consultancy services for Meganexus Secure Data Partnerships and Apex Scotland.
Specialist focus: Victims
Tony has over 30 years policing experience with wide ranging strategic experience, developing policy and processes, managing investigations and mentoring, managing relationships and building effective partnerships. He retired from Derbyshire police as the Head of Crime.
As a senior investigating officer he was responsible for managing homicide investigations and many other serious crimes. He has extensive knowledge of partnership working to address specific issues, but importantly to support victims of crime. Since leaving the police he worked in Northern Ireland actively involved in supporting those bereaved by homicide during ‘The Troubles’.
He works as an advisor to the board and senior management team of a domestic violence and sexual abuse charity and plays a key role in their work advocating for victims and raising awareness of the impact of domestic violence and sexual abuse. He has recently been responsible for developing and implementing a voluntary perpetrator programme, which has the safety of victims and families as its primary aim.
Tony is a director of Johnston and Blockley Ltd, a company specialising in all aspects of domestic homicide reviews. The company provides specialised domestic violence and abuse training, focusing on recognising the signs of domestic abuse. The training is designed to raise awareness of victim behaviour to front line staff so they may be better able to understand the impact of domestic violence and abuse.
Tony background brings a wealth of knowledge, which informs his empathy and understanding from a victim’s perspective.
Specialist focus: Police and Local Authority
Since 1982 Tony has worked in a range of public sector organisations, specifically in front line operational and senior management within policing, police training, the fire service and local councils specialising in leadership and diversity.
He has developed a profound understanding of the impact of organisational culture and informal procedures. He currently works as a leadership tutor and consultant.
Tony has undertaken equality strategic impact assessments for a number of public bodies as well as designing bespoke training programmes for Bournemouth Borough Council and the National Policing Improvement Agency. Tony is a qualified internal auditor (ISO 9001) and an EFQM (European Foundation Quality Manager) assessor.
Awards: In April 2008 Tony was presented by the Police Diversity Trainers Network (PDTN) diversity award for “excellence in diversity delivery” 2009 NBPA policing excellence award.
Tony is the current elected Chair of the PDTN, former Vice President of the National Black Police Association and advisor to ‘Mothers Against Guns’. Tony has a Master of Arts from Coventry University in ‘community cohesion management’.
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