Head of Offenders Service (Rehabilitation) HEST80673

SE1 1LB, London (Greater)
Salary £55,222 rising to £56,160 per annum after 1 year
29 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a vibrant charity supporting Adults and Children in crisis. They are looking for a Head of Offenders Service who will provide effective senior management, leadership and creating a clear vision for their Approved Premises and other offender focused operational services.

They currently have two AP schemes in South London, focusing on public protection and rehabilitation of offenders. In addition, the role will oversee the delivery of a 9 bed accommodation service for ex-offenders, as well as provision of high quality support to MAPPA clients in the community in three London Boroughs. You will be able to lead innovative developments in offender services for the company and establish or win new services which feature effective new interventions to underpin the rehabilitation of offenders.

Our client offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.  They welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Person specification:

  • Strategically manage operational offender services
  • Create a clear vision and direction for the strategy and delivery across their Offender Services
  • Influence, negotiate and engage with a range of key stakeholders within the wider delivery of offender services
  • To be the offender focused authority within the business sharing knowledge and best practice with key stakeholders
  • Proactively scan the environment for gaps and opportunities to create new services and interventions for offenders, and to maintain a dialogue with key stakeholders
  • Organise events highlighting the company’s insight and expertise in supporting offenders and place them alongside other key players including MOJ, NPS, NGOs and think tanks.
  • Convene and chair an Offender Management Project Team with colleagues from relevant departments to construct and shape new projects and influence policy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday with shared on call responsibilities

Closing date: 23 June 2019

Interview date: 27 June 2019

Our client supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. They campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, they support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis; supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

They are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.

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