Recruitment and Criminal Justice Specialist
Gill Hirst has extensive experience of the Probation Service and the wider criminal justice system – in operations, training, staff development and management. She is concerned to assist managers and leaders in delivering challenging messages to ensure high standards and equality of outcome for service users and employees. She has also delivered recruitment and selection training for the likes of City University and Harrow Council. A Fellow of the Probation Institute, Gill is the former Deputy Chief Executive of Essex Community Rehabilitation Company, where she led and supported colleagues through the process of privatisation. On a recent secondment to the National Offender Management Service in the Ministry of Justice, Gill managed the delivery under contract of ten Probation Trusts and led the selection panels for Probation Trust Board Chairs, working with OCPA to ensure compliance in these Ministerial appointments. And as the senior lead for diversity with Essex Probation, she introduced the single equality scheme, community consultation and impact assessment.