Shelter’s Offender Resettlement Open Day
Career Opportunities in Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire
Date: Thursday 6th July, 9.30am-2.15pm (lunch and refreshments provided)
Venue: HMP Manchester Training Centre, Carnarvon Street, Manchester M3 1EZ
To register your interest in attending this event, please visit the bottom of this advert for more information.
Do you have what it takes to help transform the lives of offenders through rehabilitation? If you are diligent, good at relationship building and have excellent communication skills, then why not come along to Shelter’s Offender Resettlement Open Day at HMP Manchester this July.
This is a unique opportunity to find out more about Shelter and the work they do, as well as being able to have a chat with some of their resettlement team and even start your application process.
Shelter are currently recruiting for exceptional candidates to join their Rehabilitation teams at a number of different establishments in the North West of England. Previous experience of housing and employment law would be beneficial (although not essential for all vacancies). They currently have a wide range of opportunities on offer, including:
Senior Resettlement Workers
Line managing, supporting and supervising Resettlement Workers, you’ll need a good understanding of housing law and debt advice and the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders, plus proven line management experience, including supervision and appraisal.
Delivering a professional, outcome focused Resettlement Service to offenders within prisons or via outreach, you’ll need a good understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders and experience of providing advocacy on behalf of clients to other agencies and authorities
Heading up the team tasked with delivering all functions in the offender journey and making sure we fulfil our contract specification and targets, you’ll need experience of housing law and debt advice, attending meetings and representing the CRC along with an understanding[CG1] of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders and the ability to line-manage and develop teams.
Delivering a professional, outcome-focused service to offenders within prisons or via outreach, you’ll need a background in client/customer service related work and a real interest in and/or experience of social welfare law issues, including housing and homelessness.
Peer Support Officers
Supporting the peer and volunteer programme within the prisons, you’ll need experience of managing volunteers and developing peer support services, including delivering training and facilitating group work.
We’ll also be looking for an understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders.
About Transforming Rehabilitation:
Transforming Rehabilitation Contracts are operated by Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), with each CRC having a Contract Package Area (CPA) it’s responsible for delivering rehabilitation services for offenders. Shelter has been contracted to deliver housing, finance, debt and employability advice in the Cheshire and Greater Manchester and Merseyside CPA. The service consists of a Resettlement Team based on site in prison delivering advice via a Resettlement Planning process. This involves close working with both the prison and CRC staff to create an effective and efficient resettlement planning process for each offender that comes into custody.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
HMP Establishments being Recruited for:
Manchester, Altcourse, Forest Bank, Liverpool, Risley, Thorn Cross and Styal
To register your interest in attending this event, please follow the job board instructions. Once your CV has been submitted you’ll receive an e-mail with confirmation of availability (as spaces are limited) alongside further details on the Open Day and any additional information that may be required ahead of attending.