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Engagement Officer Criminal Justice

Interventions Alliance





Posted: 20/01/2023

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Come and join our team as an Engagement Officer, supporting our CFO Activity Hub contract!
What happens at our Activity Hubs you may ask? Our established team provide a comprehensive programme of social and creative activities for ex-offenders, both following release from prison and those serving community sentences. Our participants are invited to come and enjoy the support we offer to ensure they are well equipped with the necessary skills and confidence they need to re-enter the community.
As our Engagement Officer, you’ll be in frequent contact with our participants, providing outreach services to keep them engaged and interested in what we have to offer. Whilst at the Hub you’ll motivate and encourage continued participation in our activities and celebrate their progress and achievements as they make positive changes.
We’ll need your excellent interpersonal skills as you provide a warm, welcoming reception to help our participants feel at ease. You’ll be on hand to provide any motivational support plus practical help e.g. accompanying them to appointments and assisting with the completion of forms or any other paperwork.
We would ideally like to welcome someone with lived experience in the criminal justice system (as an ex-service user) into this role, as there will an element of relatability and you’ll be a role model for positive change. However, this is not mandatory. We are ultimately looking for somebody with an engaging personality who is comfortable working with a diverse range of people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances.
In return for your dedication, knowledge, and commitment, we offer a competitive salary of £20,971 per annum (dependent on experience) with these great benefits:
* 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Day off (with the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days)
* 2 Volunteer Days
* Pension - 5% Employee 5% Employer
* Healthcare Cash Plan, incl. 3 x salary life assurance
* Annual salary increase in line with the national average
* Refer a friend scheme
* Free access to Benefit Hub - an online portal with access to a wide range of retail discounts, cycle to work scheme, and additional voluntary benefits
Interested? There’s an easy-to-apply route below to upload your CV! If you need any further information, talk to our experienced Internal Recruitment Team.
Interventions Alliance is part of an employee-owned organisation and we continually pride ourselves on our sense of community, both in the incredible work we do throughout UK and Ireland, and internally within our 2,500-strong team. People are at the front, centre and heart of every service we provide and each decision we make.
Location: Chatham
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 2 February 2023
Key Responsibilities
* Help create a welcoming and inclusive hub environment
* Engage participants and ensure they understand the benefits of the activities and support available
* Help promote the aims and values of the hub
* Contribute to the delivery of hub activities
Skills & Experience
* Lived experience of the criminal justice system – desirable
* Ability to motivate others to achieve positive change
* Excellent communication and engagement skills
* Basic literacy and numeracy skills, fully IT literate
INTERVENTIONS ALLIANCE is the Justice and Social Care division of Seetec, delivering tailored support to participants across a range of contracts, including as CFO Activity Hubs, Education, Training and Employment (ETE), Accommodation, Personal Wellbeing and Approved Premises. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to build a better future, regardless of their past choices or the challenges they face.
We are committed to combining our knowledge, skills and talents across the justice and social care sectors to deliver services and interventions that overcome the barriers that hold people back from living more fulfilled lives. Ultimately, our aim is to equip individuals with the necessary skills needed to desist from offending, successfully reintegrate into their local communities and address barriers to work.
Interventions Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.
You will be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Seetec - Interventions Alliance supports the recruitment of ex-offenders and will not discriminate in any way. Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”
Interventions Alliance is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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