Family Engagement Manager

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Henley-On-Thames, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Ref
1265208625
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Family Engagement Manager Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families? Our client is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-offenders. Position: Family Engagement Manager (Scale 2) Location: HMP Huntercombe (near Oxford) Job type: Full Time, Permanent Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £23,500 per annum Benefits: generous annual leave, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers, free information advice and counselling service plus more. Closing date: 22 September 2019 Interviews commencing week beginning: 30 September 2019 About the role: To lead and deliver the family services in HMP Huntercombe in line with the establishment's requirements, involving a social enterprise refreshment / catering service; complex family casework and support for family groupwork interventions. To develop and maintain positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of prisoners reoffending through supporting and maintaining family contact. The service will provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect and dignity. The service will also help ensure families are able to gain greater access to support and early help within their local community and services and families work together to decrease the chance of intergenerational crime. About you: To be successful in this role you will ideally be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system and have an aware of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their children and families. You will lead and deliver a service that ensures prisoners, their children, carers and other relatives have access to appropriate advice, guidance, learning opportunities, care and support to better enable them to maintain or enhance positive relationships In addition, you will possess excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills and work in a challenging environment whilst remaining calm. Furthermore, you will act as a role model for volunteers and an ambassador for our client, conducting yourself professionally at all times, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability. Furthermore, you will have the skills to advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. Other information: This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3 year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison. Our client is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a satisfactory risk assessment). You may have experience of the following: Family Engagement Manager, Social Worker, Charity, Family Support, Volunteer, Social Services, Volunteering, Support Worker, etc. Ref: 89009

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