As per the Cuffe Report, which was accepted by Annual Conference 2019, I am advertising the above vacancy within the POA and externally through national and international advert as identified in the Cuffe Report.

It is accepted that an independent board is set up which will be chaired by Mr Pat Cuffe as per his report.

Please find attached for any interested applicant a copy of the advert which has been placed on the STUC website. The details of the role of an Assistant General Secretary with the person specification outlining the essential criteria and application form.

Applicants must be aware of the closing date which is 12noon on 6th February 2020. Application forms must be completed along with a CV and covering letter outlining why you believe as an applicant you fulfil the criteria for selection to be shortlisted.

Completed application forms must be sent for the attention of Mr Pat Cuffe, Independent Human Resources Consultant, c/o Angela Sinclair, Cronin House, 245 Church Street, Edmonton, London, N9 9HW or emailed to for the attention of Mr Pat Cuffe.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Yours sincerely

General Secretary


Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.