Family Engagement Manager
Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?
Pact is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, 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-prisoners.
Position: Family Engagement Manager
Location: HMP Coldingley, Woking, Surrey
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,500 Per Annum
Closing date for applications: 29th November, 2020
Interview date: W/C 07/12/2020
About the Role:
To lead and deliver the family services at HMP Coldingley in line with the establishment's requirements, involving visit centre services; play provision; a social enterprise refreshment/catering service; complex family casework and support for family groupwork interventions.
You'll 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.
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 Pact, 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.
What Pact Offers:
Pact offers a range of employee benefits including free confidential advice and counselling, generous holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, free eye care vouchers and pension. You will undergo a thorough induction and training programme and be supported by a friendly, enthusiastic and committed team.
You may have experience of the following: Casework Manager, Key Working, Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.