Elizabeth Fry Charity operates an Approved Premises for women in Reading. The Approved Premises accommodates 24 women on licence, bail and community sentences. We work closely with the partner agencies to manage risk, protect the public and support women to make positive changes to their lives.
Resettlement and Support Officer
£20,729.67 - £25,821.48, pro-rata for 35.5 hours a week.
25 days annual leave per annum (pro rata), plus bank holidays
Are you interested in working with women offenders, many of whom have substance misuse and other complex issues? Are you committed to teamwork? Are you able to demonstrate a flexible and creative approach to enable and assist offenders to live in the community leading law abiding lives?
The post involves working an average of 35.5 hours a week on a rolling five week rota basis, which includes weekend shifts and occasional bank holidays. The shifts are from 8:30am to 9pm. Ideally you should have experience of working within the Criminal Justice System and understand the importance of leading by example, encouragement and enthusiasm when working with this client group.
In addition you will have a good understanding of the levels of discrimination that women in the Criminal Justice System experience. However, individuals who are able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues surrounding women and offending and show a willingness to learn would also be considered.
We are seeking self motivated and committed individuals to support our residents and assist the running of the Approved Premises. Excellent communications skills, administrative skills and team work skills are a must. You will receive regular supervision and appropriate training for your particular needs.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidates will be subject to an check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
How to apply: Please complete the attached application form or contact Lauren Oakley, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information.
Closing date: 12pm on Friday 24th September 2021.
Interviews: 8th October 2021. Please confirm on the application if you have access to MS Teams or Zoom for the purpose if the interview.