Her term of office will run for a period up to 31 March 2014. The post is remunerated at the rate of £15.40 per hour.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is one of thirty-five Probation Trusts in England and Wales, which deliver probation services on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice.
Probation Trusts work closely with other criminal justice agencies, including the police and prisons, to protect the public, punish offenders, assist victims of crime and reduce re-offending by supporting the rehabilitation of offenders.
Rebecca Stephens lives in Peterborough. Since 2007 she has been the Director of her own communications consultancy, providing public relations, community engagement and media services, with clients spanning the private and public sectors.
Rebecca Stephens does not currently hold any other Ministerial public appointments, although since August 2012 she has been a lay member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group championing patient and public involvement.
The appointment as a member of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust has been made in accordance with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Rebecca Stephens has not declared any political activity.