Salary £31,271 pro rata
21 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and is a 9 months fixed term contract
27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays pro-rata, defined contribution pension scheme, company sick pay, group discount scheme.
There is an expectation that operational staff may need to work some evenings to enable service users to be supervised without jeopardising their employment.
The BeNCH CRC is undergoing a national transformation as part of the Probation Reform Programme and this vacancy is subject to this change. If successfully appointed, you will be indicatively assigned as transferring to the National Probation Service under Sentence Management in June 2021Job Introduction
Are you interested in working directly with service users? Are you interested in playing an important part in changing lives for a safer community?
We currently have an opportunity for a part time Senior Responsible Officer (qualified Probation Officer) to join BeNCH CRC based in Bedford.
If you want to join an innovative, creative and high performing organisation, we offer challenging and rewarding roles and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to reducing reoffending. We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development and are committed to supportive induction, appraisal and supervision.Main Responsibilities
As a Senior Responsible Officer, you will work directly with service users assessing and managing risk of offending and harm; sentence planning; and supervising and enforcing Community Orders, and prison licences. You will assess service users’ needs to achieve community reintegration, monitor their progress and help them to achieve the successful completion of their orders/licences. You will also keep records and prepare documentation and reports.
Your role will include careful management of risk and determining whether this has risen to the point where serious harm is likely, liaising with the National Probation Service and a range of specialist agencies and contributing to the development of practice for the future.The Ideal Candidate
You will be required to demonstrate resilience, excellent inter-personal, communication and organisational skills, sound judgement and an ability to resolve complex problems. Successful candidates will communicate enthusiasm, commitment, motivation and the ability to be both fair and firm in challenging situations.
The Diploma in Probation Studies, PQUIP, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent qualification is essential for these posts. We will only be able to proceed with a Diploma in Social Work if the Probation module has been completed.
We would welcome applications from candidates who have recently or are shortly due to qualify as well as more experienced colleagues.