Pact (the Prison Advice & Care Trust) is a pioneering national charity that provides caring and life-changing services to men and women in prison, to people with convictions on release and in the community, and to 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. You will oversee the delivery of family services in HMP Belmarsh with support from Family Support Workers, play staff, volunteers, and student placements. The service delivers play and children's services; social enterprise refreshment/catering service; complex family casework and support for family group work interventions.
To be successful in this role you will:
Be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system
Have an awareness of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their families.
Have the ability to act as a role model to volunteers
Act as an ambassador for Pact, always conducting yourself professionally, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability.
Have experience in managing and coaching a team
Be experienced within a lead role, delivering front-line services
What we offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits including free advice, information, and a counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme, and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and intervention worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel that you meet the requirements of this exciting new role please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
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 an enhanced 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.
Pact's vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, in which prisons are used sparingly and as places of learning and rehabilitation, and in which the innate dignity and worth of every human being is valued. We work for the common good of Society, taking a public health-based approach. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, child and family welfare, mental health, wellbeing provision and health & social care.
Our volunteers and staff can be found in courts, prisons, probation services, and in communities across England & Wales. We are a diverse, inclusive, modern, and collaborative charity. We build effective partnerships and sustainable solutions based on our well-established understanding of the systems in which we work, and on our historic values and ethos developed through our 120+ years of service delivery.
Location: HMP Belmarsh
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 26.25 hours per week, Monday to Sunday (with regular evening and weekend work required)
Salary: £19,600 pro rota (£17,500 Basic + £2,100 MS)
Benefits: Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Assurance, Season Ticket Loan, EAP Scheme
Closing date for Applications: 01-07-2022
You may have experience of the following: Family Engagement Manager, Family Engagement Worker, Visitor Centre Manager, Customer Service Manager, Services Manager, Project Coordinator, Family Services Manager, Senior Support Worker, Family Services, Support Work, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.
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