Vacancy - Course Tutor, Young People in the Criminal Justice System, Bristol & surrounding areas

Course Tutor: Young People in the Criminal Justice System, Bristol & surrounding areas

At Step Together Volunteering we believe in the power of voluntary work as a catalyst for change - in individuals, organisations and society as a whole. We are specialists in the use of volunteering to enable people to overcome disadvantage, to take control of their lives and expand their horizons, enhancing well-being, employability and life satisfaction. Our mission is to enable people of all backgrounds to take positive action to change their lives and the lives of others through volunteering.

We have been supporting people who have had contact with the Criminal Justice System for well over a decade, and over this time have refined and developed our support model in response to identified need, gaps in provision and feedback from those we have supported.

In 2019, we developed our For My Future course, which has been specifically designed to support people with criminal convictions, people at risk of offending or re-offending, and people who have had contact with the Criminal Justice System. The course focuses on help participants to develop the personal and practical skills needed to develop a pro-social mindset, build their confidence and self-esteem, and enable them to move forward to life a crime-free life. Since its inception, the course has been developed over the past 5 years in response to participant feedback and using our own expertise.

We have recently secured a contract to deliver this course to young people aged 18-24, who have been identified by Avon & Somerset Police as being suitable for a deferred prosecution pathway instead of being prosecuted. The young people supported on this programme will have low-medium risk status, and the majority will receive a “standard” or light touch service lasting 4 months. Delivery to small groups of young people (both in person and remote) will support them to improve their confidence, self-esteem and decision-making; to consider their lifestyle and positive changes they can implement; and to help them develop a pro-social mindset to reduce the chances of reoffending. Courses are delivered in single sex cohorts to improve engagement and encourage better rapport and trust. Participants who identify as non-binary or transgender will be supported to attend the most suitable group. If the young person engages positively with the deferred prosecution programme for the 4-month period and doesn’t reoffend, then the police will record “no further action”.

This post is based in Bristol and will involve working within a small team of project workers, Head Office staff and volunteers. The role will be a hybrid one with some home-working and some delivery in the community. Access to the Charity’s Bristol head office will also be available. For in-person delivery, we will hire suitable community venues. For online delivery, our head office space can be used or suitable office space can be procured if our head office is unavailable/not suitable.

To Apply: Please refer to our Job Description and Person Specification when applying via the buttons below.

Please note we do not accept CVs. Once you have had a full read of the job description and person specification for this role, please do complete our application form in full, telling us why you are interested in this role and what specific skills and relevant experience you can bring.

If you have any questions or would like to hear more about what we are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact Deborah Saw, Operations Manager on 0754 5437772.

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2024. However, we will be interviewing appropriate candidates as applications are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Step Together Volunteering is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all groups. The Charity also adheres to Safer Recruitment practices and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults risk. Where appropriate, we will undertake enhanced or standard DBS, health and criminal checks to ensure the safety of all. Permanent contracts are offered on successful completion of a three month probationary period. Further details can be found on our application form.

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