Salary: £22,000 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: HMP Northumberland, HMP Deerbolt, HMP Durham, or HMP Holme House
Closing Date: 22.09.19
Interview Date: 01.10.19
Do you have significant recent experience in delivery of careers advice to adults, individually or in groups, in custody or in the community??
Do you have experience of providing 1:1 support and using action planning methods to enable individuals to achieve their goals?
Do you have experience of referring & supporting unemployed individuals to access other providers?
Do you have the ability to coach, motivate & influence & engage others?
Do you have High standard of administrative / ICT skills, able to use digital platforms to enhance the learner experience, e.g. Virtual Campus?
If so, the role of IAG Adviser may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
This is a unique opportunity to help men in the justice system realise their potential and successfully resettle in the community. As a qualified Information, Advice & Guidance Adviser you will provide careers advice and guidance helping the men to achieve work, learning and personal development goals. Working holistically 1:1 and in small workshop groups you will support the men to develop their Personal Learning Plans and be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, enabling them to address their barriers and realise their aspirations in preparation for release.
With excellent interpersonal skills, you will help the men we support to become more confident and motivated to enable them to achieve their goals whilst at the same time ensuring a consistent and high quality service. The role will differ slightly in each establishment and we are looking to match the skills and knowledge of colleagues to the needs of the different cohorts.
HMP Durham is a reception prison and a key part of the role will be to support and motivate the men, helping them to adapt to their sentences and see the potential opportunities that are available at Durham and receiving establishments. For HMP Deerbolt we are looking to recruit professionals that are skilled and passionate about working with young people, helping the men to identify and realise their aspirations. At HMP Northumberland and HMP Holme House we will be supporting the men to develop their skills and knowledge in preparation for release to an open prison or successful resettlement. At all of the establishments we will be working with partners and employers to identify and develop work and training opportunities.
The role will involve coordinating careers/employment events, employer visits & motivational events. You will adopt a whole person approach by working collaboratively with all partners to ensure the best outcomes for the men including Key workers, Educations, CRCs, Offender Management & Probation.
NB. The roles are subject to enhanced DBS & Prison vetting.
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies - please ensure you include details on the top of the application form, of which prison you are applying to be based at.
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.