POA Circulars

160 | 17.11.2011

Fair & Sustainable

Further to Branch Secretary Circular 43/2011 regarding the Information/Special Delegates Conference arrangements.

NOMS have arranged a number of “management briefings”, where First Line Managers and Middle Managers will be invited to attend by your Governor.

We have successfully requested that a member of your local committee will also be invited to the morning sessions only.  Further dates are being arranged for Operational Support Grades and Prison Officers.

The format is as follows;
am -  Senior Officers, Executive Officers, Industrial Grade equivalents plus one POA representative.

pm – Principal Officers/DPSMs, Operational and Non-Operational Manager Grades (G-E)

These are taking place at the following locations.

17th November 2011 – Westwood Hall, Leeds.
25th November 2011 – Leyhill
1st December 2011 – Newbold Revel

Members of the NEC and Full Time Officers will be providing a briefing along with NOMS during the morning sessions only.  However, they will be in the venue during the afternoon session for any POA members who wish to speak with them. 

National Officials will play no part in discussing arrangements appertaining to grades that are not represented by the POA i.e. PCS members or indeed industrial grades represented by Unite or GMB.

Executive members will not be part of the briefing in the afternoon as we declined to share a platform with the PGA.

Yours sincerely


General Secretary