It’s a good time to apply your expertise in a new future for probation.The newly merged Surrey & Sussex Probation Trust (SSPT) serves a wide and demographically diverse area employing 700 staff and supervising circa 8,500 offenders in the community. Operating from over 23 sites, as well as staff located at 7 prisons, the Trust benefits from the best of working practices from both of its geographical contexts, setting high standards for its performance and innovation.
Offender Employment and Skills Job Deal Women Support Worker
Crawley base with travel across Surrey and Sussex
Two-year Fixed-term contract to start 1st July 2011
Part-time – 29.6 hours per week (0.80 fte)
Band 3 (£21, 391 – £27, 102 pro rata and subject to Job Evaluation)
This is an exciting opportunity for a Job Deal Women Support Worker to join our successful Offender Employment and Skills Team. The team has a history of success in the development and coordination of services, including: a Progress to Work LinkUp contract; a National Offender Management Service European Social Fund (NOMS ESF) contract; Prolific Offender Support Schemes; Community Payback Projects; and the Offender Learning and Skills Service.The role is to enhance our delivery in offering an Employment and Skills service to women offenders.
The successful candidate will therefore be responsible for providing women offenders with Information, Advice and Guidance – as well as motivational support to place women into learning and sustained employment opportunities under a NOMS ESF Job Deal contract in partnership with Serco.You will need an understanding of employment services and welfare to work provision, and the demonstrable ability to liaise and engage constructively with Probation staff – both within Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust and with other key stakeholders and providers. Entrepreneurial, with strong initiative in developing services, you will have a sound understanding of the issues around improving women offenders’ employability and employment. The role will address the needs of offenders across the Trust and will therefore require the ability to travel to meetings and offices across Surrey and Sussex.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Suzanne Purcell, Offender Employment and Skills Manager, on 07810 855413.For a full description of this role and how to apply, please visit our websitewww.surreysussexprobation.gov.uk.
Closing date for completed forms: Midday Wednesday 11th May 2011
Interview date: 25th May 2011
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust actively pursues a policy of equal opportunity andwelcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly ethnic minoritygroups who are presently under-represented in the Trust. Full-time, part-time andjob-share applicants welcome.
Working towards equal opportunities. Applications from ethnic minorities and disabled people are particularly welcome.