West Mercia Probation Trust ends 31 May 2014. David Chantler CEO retires

1 Step Beyond Partnership Board ( YSS and West Mercia Probation Trust)

With the end of the West Mercia Probation Trust on 31 May 2014, comes the  retirement of its CEO David  Chantler.

David, together with  Rob Smith YSS CEO, led the original team who designed and developed the strategic partnership between the Trust and YSS, starting in 2010,  and  the advent of the  1 Step Beyond partnership board.  This strategic partnership has 2 distinct parts  to it:

  • developing the capacity and knowledge of the  voluntary  sector in criminal justice , and seeking  funding sources.
  • providing  interventions supporting supervision  of offenders

 With the change on 1 June 2014 to the Warwickshire and West Mercia  Community Rehabilitation  company ( WWMCRC), there will be changes to the existing 1 Step Beyond Board- pictured in  a cheerful mode  at the end of the last board meeting.

Chair of the board Bridget Nisbet was thanked for her excellent  support and chairing of the board, and her superb ability to  summarise  very complex  discussions.   David  Chantler was  thanked  by YSS for his “blue sky thinking”, innovative ideas and  legacy  of this  partnership between  Probation and the  voluntary sector/ YSS.  Rob Smith, YSS CEO, is moving  from  his current role over to a Strategic  Development Consultant  working alongside YSS.  David Chantler  thanked him for all his  work in establishing  “ground up”  ideas for growing Probation services working with the  voluntary sector across West Mercia.  Lorraine Preece  moves  up to interim YSS CEO.





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