WE ARE LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY KEYWORKERS TO WORK WITH OUR MINERVA TEAM ON THE DELIVERY OF A NEW SERVICE OUTSIDE OF LONDON

Job Title: Community Keyworker – Minerva
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £20,000 – £23,000 per annum dependent on experience and geographic region; pro rata for part time.
Up to £21,000 in Essex and Hertfordshire
Up to £23,000 in Kent, Hampshire and Thames Valley
Work Hours: 35 hours per week for full time.
Work location: Based in one of the Advance Women’s Centres and co-located in one or more local boroughs with travel across the specified geographic region to provide targeted support to women as required.
The successful candidate will have a full UK driving license and the ability to secure a vehicle for use (with mileage to be compensated)

We have a range of positions, both full and part time across the below regions:
• Region 1 – Hampshire
• Region 2 – Kent
• Region 3 – Thames Valley
• Region 4 – Essex
• Region 5 – Hertfordshire

If you have a preference for a geographic region and full/part time work, please state this clearly in your application

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

What we do:
Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending. Through the Minerva service, our goal is to divert women from the Criminal Justice System at the earliest opportunity and prevent families breaking down as a result.

The project:
We are in the process of expanding our service beyond our London footprint to Bedfordshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Kent, along with Thames Valley, providing one-to-one advocacy and specialist work including workshops and group activities delivered by Advance in partnership with voluntary organisations.

In short you will:
• Provide an in-reach service to women in prison via video call/telephone and face to face in the 12 weeks prior to leaving custody to assist in preparing them for release.
• Develop and regularly review an individual support plan across all 9 pathways to women released from custody.
• Meet women face-to-face to provide emotional and practical support, aiming to reduce re-offending and encourage desistance for the women.
• Attend the different probation offices in the region you cover to integrate with NPS staff and introduce the Minerva services to the client.
• Contribute to creating and updating the local Services Directory with details of local organisations, key contacts and details of services on offer, including eligibility criteria.

What we offer:
• 30 days holiday plus public holidays
• Pension scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Staff away days

In addition to the great benefits listed above, you will have the opportunity to work in a flexible, supportive environment with a team of committed, inspiring women.

For the full job description and person specification please click here: Community Keyworker – JD 2021_FINAL

Applications close on Sunday 9th May 2021

Please note we will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and inviting shortlisted candidates to interview throughout the process. We reserve the right to close this post early should the recruitment be successful prior to the listed date.

To apply: Please send your CV along with a supporting statement addressing your suitability for and interest in the role, paying particular attention to criteria in the person specification and indicating where you first saw this role advertised to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk

Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to references and confirmation of the right to work in the UK, verification of a UK driver’s license and an enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk