Resettlement and Support Manager at Elizabeth Fry Charity
Are you looking for an opportunity where your skills will make a difference in supporting women in the Criminal Justice System?
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated person to join the dedicated team at Elizabeth Fry Charity.
Elizabeth Fry Charity runs a 24 bed Approved Premises for women who are under supervision of the Probation Service. Residents at the Approved Premises have access to a range of purposeful activities aimed to support them to address issues that led to their offending and to develop the skills for them to lead an offending-free life in future. The Charity also provides an Outreach Service, supporting women who have moved on from the Approved Premises to the local area.
About the Role
The Resettlement and Support Manager role is a new position which has been created as a result of the Charity’s growth and the desire to have a management team in place which can support future growth.
The Resettlement and Support Manager will provide line management support to our team of Resettlement and Support Officers who work shifts to ensure support is available to residents 24 hours a day. The role is based at the Charity’s premises in Reading and will involve working from 5pm to midnight so the postholder is available to the staff team. As a member of the management team they will also undertake a number of other tasks to ensure the Charity’s services run smoothly.
What We Are Looking For
At Elizabeth Fry Charity we are a small team, dedicated to supporting our residents to succeed. The postholder will be a natural problem solver who is enthusiastic about the work of the Charity and committed to providing support to our residents in a trauma informed setting. Whilst a formal qualification is not essential, applicants should have experience of working in the criminal justice service and be able to demonstrate an understanding of risk assessment and management in an Approved Premises setting. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate they have the skills required to manage a team of staff.
We are looking for a self-motivated, committed individual who has a genuine desire to support women to rebuild their lives. In addition, you will need:
- The ability to manage complex behaviours and to deal with people who may be in a difficult personal or emotional situation.
- Strong communication, influencing and reasoning skills and the ability to build effective working relationships.
- The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the issues surrounding women and
their pathways to offending.
What We Offer
- Access to Perkbox, an employee benefits platform.
- Confirmation in post bonus following successful completion of Probationary Period, as well as long term service awards at both three and ten years.
- Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
- 25 days of annual leave + Bank Holidays per annum (pro rata), which increases with length of service up to 30 days.
How to Apply
Please send a CV and a covering letter outlining why your skills and experience make you a good candidate for the role to Fiona.Humphreys@justice.gov.uk
Closing date: 5pm on Sunday 4 December 2022
Interviews will be held on Friday 16 December 2022
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidates will be subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service