Darren Tierney appointed Probation System Review SRO
Darren Tierney has joined the NOMS Agency Board as the Probation System Review Senior Responsible Owner (SRO).
CRC contracts became operational in February 2015 and the Probation System Review has been set up to assess progress against the objectives set out in the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. The initial phase of the review has been undertaken by a small team led by Andrea Torode working to David Hood.
This has found that while overall CRC performance has been steadily improving against the measures in the contract, actual case volumes are different to those which had been anticipated; there is variation in quality of delivery; and progress in some areas (such as Through the Gate support) is less than expected.
The next phase of the review involves detailed engagement with CRC Providers to improve current arrangements.
Michael Spurr said: “Ministers have made this a key priority for the Department and to take the work forward we are strengthening arrangements by appointing a dedicated SRO at Director level. I’m really pleased that Darren Tierney has agreed to take the role. He brings excellent programme management and policy experience to the Agency which will significantly enhance Board capability.
Andrea and her team will work to Darren who will take overall responsibility for the review receiving dedicated support from Commercial and Finance colleagues across the Department. David Hood will concentrate on managing day to day service delivery across both the CRCs and other NOMS Contracts.”
Darren Tierney said: “I am delighted to be joining NOMS as SRO for the Probation System Review. The services provided by CRCs are vitally important and Ministers and the NOMS Board are rightly focussed on ensuring those services are being delivered effectively. It is great to be joining the team here, and I look forward to building on the great work done to date by Andrea Torode and David Hood and their teams.”
I have 15 years policy, strategic and corporate experience in the UK Civil Service across several departments. I have worked or led 4 high profile pieces of legislation, managed transformation programmes, and acted as principal adviser to 3 Cabinet Ministers.
Director General (interim) Ministry of Justice UK
May 2016 – Present (7 months) London, United Kingdom
Interim DG for prison reform.
Director - Civil Service Strategy and Efficiency Cabinet Office
August 2015 – Present (1 year 4 months)
Policy Director UK Ministry of Justice
May 2013 – August 2015 (2 years 4 months) London, United Kingdom
Policy Director in the Criminal Justice Group responsible for youth justice, including the Transforming Youth Custody programme, and Foreign National Offender policy.
Director of Transforming Justice Strategy UK Ministry of Justice
May 2012 – May 2013 (1 year 1 month) London, United Kingdom
Senior Civil Servant UK Civil Service
May 2011 – July 2012 (1 year 3 months) London, United Kingdom
Deputy Director - in charge of policy and handling for the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
Principal Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor UK Ministry of Justice
May 2010 – May 2011 (1 year 1 month) London, United Kingdom
I was the PPS to the Justice Secretary/Lord Chancellor from the General Election until the folowing May.
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