Resettment Worker ( Criminal Justice -Offender Management )

Newcastle Upon Tyne
23000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual + GBP23000 - GBP24000/annum
09 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Resettlement Worker - Offender Management (Northumberland)

Full time perm

GBP23000 to GBP24000

Peripatetic ( travel around the Northumberland region )

Are you seeking an opportunity to enable better lives by creating opportunities for positive change?

CMD Recruitment Ltd is delighted to be supporting with a vacancy for a resettlement worker to work on the Transforming Rehabilitation Contract.

You will work with offenders currently within the criminal justice system to provide appropriate support in order to reduce reoffending.

This is a payment by results contract supporting offenders 12 weeks prior to release implementing effective rehabilitation support plans for low/medium risk offenders. Interventions may include referrals to specialist organisations, basic employability based training, CV writing, coaching, supporting etc. whilst providing solutions to barriers identified.

My client has a permanent opportunity available for a positive and dedicated Resettlement Worker to join their existing team. The role is peripatetic, however predominantly based in HMP Northumberland. The successful candidate will work alongside CRC, NPS, Prisons, Police and other key stakeholders to design and deliver person cantered plans to turn lives around.

As this role is peripatetic a full clean driving licence would be advantageous. The successful candidate must be able to travel across the North East Region and adopt a flexible working approach in line with key stakeholders.

About the Role: As a Resettlement Worker you will support participants prior to release through barrier identification and resolution to enable them to move closer to engaging with mainstream provision and/or undertake training/move into sustainable employment. You will be an integral part of the overall service delivering support and interventions within a person centred framework, contributing to the ongoing developments of the justice area of the business.

This is a busy and varied role which will require you to use all of your proven skills and behaviours to provide a robust and dedicated support to the existing team. Working within a fast-paced, results driven and rewarding environment.

The ideal candidate

As well as an upbeat, can-do attitude and a passion to positively impact lives, you will also be a motivational individual who can demonstrate a robust knowledge of employment, social and economic issues that our participants face.

You will have experience of working within a fast faced environment providing dedicated support to teams with excellent written and verbal skills. Your ability organise effectively, prioritise and apply attention to detail will be fundamental to this role and therefore something you have a real passion for.

You will also be able to demonstrate the following skills in addition to the relevant job description requirements:

* Exceptional communication skills
* Excellent written and spoken English
* High standards of customer service and professional manner
* Confident with IT packages, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook
* Great attention to detail
* Ability to prioritise own workload and manage own time
* Knowledge of the UK criminal justice system is desirable

About the company :

My client is a diverse international business which has a strong ongoing commitment to improving the economic and social wellbeing of the community through various prime or sub-provider contracts, Everyday provides an opportunity to help other people to regain quality of life and return to making valuable contributions to society.


37.00 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm and Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with an hour for lunch each day. Some flexibility may be required due to prison regimes/License conditions.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check in line with the Company's commitment to safeguarding followed by Prison/Community clearance in line with MOJ requirements