CFO3 Employability / IAG Officer - Prison Based

£18889 - £22000 per annum
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This registered charity works with offenders and prisoners in Lincolnshire and the surrounding area. The main focus of the Trust's work is resettlement and rehabilitation support including employability; accommodation; finance and debt; and children and families; and over 2,000 clients access their services each year.

They are contracted to deliver the National Offender Management Service's 'CFO3' project in the community in Lincolnshire and in several local prisons. This is a national social inclusion project aimed at offenders and prisoners which offers a range of interventions including:

- Core activities such as information, advice and guidance (IAG); disclosure support, assistance with money management and budgeting; benefits advice; employability interventions e.g. CV's interview techniques, job search; obtaining ID;
- Specialist support in relation to substance misuse and mental health; accommodation; debt and financial management; mentor support
- Short courses to assist with employability
- Access to vocational and educational courses
- Support to enter and sustain employment

In addition to the 1-1 and small group delivery of the interventions above, their CFO3 team are also involved with employer liaison, negotiating work placements and arranging education and training opportunities for project participants. Close liaison with other prison departments and community organisations will also be important.

They are now looking for a Case Manager / IAG Officer to join their team. This post will be based at HMP North Sea Camp, a category D male open prison at Frieston near Boston. The post is full time, although they would also welcome applicants who are seeking part-time employment. Ideally you will hold a minimum NVQ3 in Advice, or an NVQ4 in Guidance. Experience of supporting individuals to overcome barriers and progress towards the labour market would be an advantage.

The post is within Band B, which commences at £18,889 for practitioners holding a relevant level 3 qualification and working towards level 4. They also operate a trainee salary band for applicants who are new to this area of work which starts at £15,903. The starting salary within a band is dependent on relevant experience and qualifications.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and prison vetting.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit the organisation's application form, available on their website.