Fellow of the Probation Institute
Alan worked for the Probation Service for 35 years before taking early retirement in 2006. Throughout his career he was heavily involved in staff training and in 2001 became a Learning Development Manager at one of the Regional Training Consortia. He was involved in the early work on the Nation Occupational Standards for Probation Officers and has also published research on The Preparation of Prisoners for Release. In recent years he was the Justice Sector Chief External Verifier for the for City & Guilds and in 2012 set up VQ Assessment Services which delivers training and qualifications for staff in the sector.