Family Engagement Manager

Easyweb Recruitment
Bristol (City Centre)
£15,399 (pro-rata) £22,000 (FTE)
18 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Family Engagement Manager Do you have what it takes to support prisoners and their families? Our client is a national charity that supports offenders, ex-offenders, and their children and families. Position: Family Engagement Manager – Scale 2 Location: HMP Bristol Contract type: Permanent, Part-time Hours: 26.25 per week, Monday to Sunday Salary: £15,399 (pro-rata) £22,000 (FTE) Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & more Closing Date: 24th October 2017 Interview Date: 13th November 2017 About the role: The Family Engagement Manager will lead and deliver the family services in HMP Bristol in line with the establishment’s requirements, involving visitor centre services; play and children’s services; a social enterprise refreshment/catering service; complex family casework and support for family groupwork interventions. You will develop and maintain positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of prisoners reoffending through supporting and maintaining family contact. The service will provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect and dignity. The service will also help ensure families are able to gain greater access to support and early help within their local community and services and families work together to decrease the chance of intergenerational crime. You will manage the Visitors’ Centre providing support for the visitors before and after visiting; ensuring the centre is open and staffed at the agreed times throughout the year, and that accurate and up-to-date information (in appropriate formats) about the prison, the assisted visits scheme and other relevant agencies is available to visitors. Furthermore, you will advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. About you: To be successful in this role you will ideally be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system and have an awareness of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their children and families. You will lead and deliver a service that ensures 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 In addition, you will possess excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills and work in a challenging environment whilst remaining calm. Furthermore, you will act as a role model for volunteers and an ambassador, conducting yourself professionally at all times, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability. This role will require some weekend working. You will be based at HMP Bristol Visits Centre/Hall Our client is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment). This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory HMPPS/MoJ Security Vetting, satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison. You may have experience of the following: Family Engagement Manager, Social Worker, Charity, Family Support, Volunteer, Social Services, Volunteering, Support Worker etc. This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role. This job was originally posted as