Posted on Jan 26, 2019 by Anonymous
Pact is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families both in prison and the community. We believe in inter-dependence and in the fundamental importance of healthy relationships and the family to reduce the chances of re-offending and intergenerational crime. With this at the core, we are developing a new innovative family service pilot in partnership with HMP Brixton, HMPPS and Porticus that will deliver an end to end integrated rehabilitation and resettlement support programme to prisoners and their children and families. The service will ensure 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, from the first day of arrival at Brixton prison, to up to 6 months post release.
Position: Family Befriending Co-ordinator
Location: HMP Brixton, London, SW2
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £25,000 pro rata
Closing date: 8 February 2019
Interview date: 25 February 2019
About the role:
This is an opportunity for an excellent Volunteer Co-ordinator to join Pact's ground-breaking 'Routes2Change' programme team. Working in custody and community, you will be part of a team which will reduce re-offending, build stronger families, and show the way forward in an integrated approach to supporting the children and families of prisoners as part of the process of rehabilitation.
As our Family Befriending Co-ordinator, you will recruit and train a team of volunteer befrienders to support the children and families of men serving prison sentences at Brixton prison, and after release. You will also act as Pact's befriending lead, helping to further develop our face to face and telephone befriending models and procedures.
You will work between our central office in Peckham, and HMP Brixton, working collegiately with our Family Resettlement Practitioners in HMP Brixton, our London Volunteering Manager, and our Gateway Services Team, to develop and co-ordinate recruitment campaigns for volunteer befrienders, arrange vetting, and co-deliver induction and training. You will also deliver training to colleagues on managing and supporting volunteer befrienders.
With demonstrable experience of volunteer co-ordination, including recruitment, training and ongoing development, you will have a good understanding of befriending and the value of the support it can provide. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to establish a new service and put in place the necessary processes and procedures to ensure it operates safely, within professional boundaries, and for the benefit of service users.
As a role model and ambassador for Pact, you will demonstrate our ethos and values, including positive, healthy relationships; reflective practice; partnership-building; teamwork; flexible thinking; creativity and transparency.
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: : Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Recruitment, Recruitment Officer, Service Users, Volunteer Engagement, Community Engagement, Volunteering, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not For Profit, Third Sector, etc