Gillian Hirst FPInst
Fellow of the Probation Institute
Gill’s probation career falls broadly into three phases: as a practitioner, mainly in Manchester, 1980 – 1991; SPO in Merseyside 1991 – 2000; and senior manager, mostly in Essex, 2000 – 2015.
She was an Honorary Lecturer in the University of Liverpool as the 1991 CJA was implemented, a new ACO at the outset of the first incarnation of a National Probation Service in 2001 and seconded into NOMS as a Senior Contract Manager for 10 Probation Trusts at the commencement of the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme.
Leaving Essex CRC as a Deputy Chief Executive in 2015, she has been proud to have helped offenders, colleagues and stakeholders hold their nerve through the process of personal and organisation change.