Nacro is a social justice charity. It helps vulnerable people to change their lives and to reach their full potential by addressing social exclusion, inequality of opportunity and deprivation. We design and deliver services that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and to become part of their community. Our services cover education, housing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending.
Nacro's Supporting Women in the Community & Home project is funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
An essential part of the service delivery is to provide mentoring support through Volunteers. The women we support are likely to have chaotic lifestyles where most will be younger, vulnerable, quite often a single parent and at risk of offending or are ex-offenders. Fundamental is the recruitment of Peer volunteer mentors, who have either been successfully supported by the project or have overcome complex issues to a stable life, living within the same communities, who can share their own experiences and give motivation and confidence to others.
We are looking for a Mentor Coordinator to create a diverse volunteer group including Peer Mentors to provide emotional support to women ensuring achievement of the project outcomes, which include stabilising the family home in suitable and safe accommodation, supporting women to take practical, positive life changing steps and facilitate an active Service User Advice Group. This work will take place in women's homes and in community venues.
The successful candidate should have:
- Experience of mentoring and preferably managing a team of mentors
- The ability to establish effective referral systems and to liaise and negotiate with colleagues; both Nacro and other support organisations
- The ability to develop links with community agencies
- The principles of mentoring in particular unpaid volunteering.
- A clear understanding of the needs of vulnerable groups, the needs of offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending.
- An understanding of what is needed by way of your individual performance to ensure contract compliance.
Working 20hours per week based at Langridge Initiative Centre, covering Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland.
Based on the hours of work the salary for this role will be £10,158 per annum.
DBS check will be required.
28 days a year annual leave with the ability to accrue 1 day of additional holiday for every year of service up to 5 years plus bank holidays; pro rata for part-time employees
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Working 35 hours per week, plus paid lunch break (40 hours in total); pro rata for part-time employees
As a committed Investor In People (IIP), continued professional development is central to our people and performance management activities. Our employees receive regular support with Personal Development Planning and have access to training and professional development opportunities.
Our Vision & Mission
Our vision is a society in which communities are crime free, and people feel safe and supported to reach their aspirations. Our mission is to positively change lives, strengthen communities, enhance social inclusion, reduce crime and prevent offending behaviour. Our values are to be courageous, inspiring, reliable and focused on outcomes. We adhere to them across our services, which include education, housing, substance misuse treatment, the prevention of reoffending, and in our work to influence policy.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services, and is committed to ensuring that this is reflected in all its practices, policies and services.
Nacro's commitment to equity involves much more than equality of access and tackling discrimination - it requires the whole of Nacro to actively embrace and promote the benefits and opportunities that diversity brings to the organisation
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Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services.