Senior Probation Officer (Team Manager) - advertised on behalf of BeNCH CRC

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East Anglia
£35,024 to £35,024 per annum
Salary Description:
Band 5 starting salary of £35,024
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BeNCH CRC are currently recruiting for a Senior Probation Officer (Team Manager) on a 12 months fixed term contract based in Luton. Upon completion of the fixed term contract the post-holder would revert to a permanent Probation Officer position.

You will be required to lead and manage the activity of a dispersed and mobile staff team to ensure quality services are delivered and performance and contractual targets are met within a resource allocation framework. To work in partnership with other agencies and local stakeholders to ensure the co-ordinated delivery of services and the achievements of good outcomes for service users.
Package descriptionBand 5 starting salary £35,024 per annum

37 hours per week on an initial 12 months fixed term contract, 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, defined contribution pension scheme, company sick pay, group discount scheme.

Upon completing the 12 months fixed term contract in Luton, the successful candidate would revert to a permanent Probation Officer position should no other suitable Senior Probation Officer positions be available.

The Diploma in Probation Studies, PQUIP, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent qualification is essential for these posts.
Main responsibilities
Lead on the delivery of LDU operational performance in accordance with contractual requirements.
Ensure the delivery of the objectives of the annual business and equality plans at a local level
Provide professional oversight on higher risk and/or complex cases and the risk review process. Quality assure all cases within the LDU
Ensure that all team resources are deployed effectively in accordance with the resource allocation framework
Lead the team in maintaining a service user focus and positive response to all stakeholders
Provide line management for locally based responsibly officers, monitor and manage staff workload and performance.
Ensure that the sentence of the court is delivered effectively
Develop processes and efficient work practices that support continuous improvement.
Recruit, appoint, develop and deploy staff as appropriate
Engage with local partnerships
Actively engage with the central hub, local supply chain and the NPS as required to ensure a smooth interface and the coordinated delivery of services. Build and maintain a collaborative approach with other CRC teams and other agencies as required.

Ideal candidate
Significant leadership and management experience
Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement
Able to plan and organise effectively
Results orientated
Understanding of public protection
Financial management experience, including resource management and proven ability to achieve efficiencies
Proven ability to develop mature, productive relationships with internal and external service providers, key stakeholders and partners
Ability to build strong working relationships with others
Strategic thinking, understanding policy and legal context, to make meaningful decisions in complex situations
Highly motivated and resilient
Management qualification or VQ5 or the ability to demonstrate previous experience for the role
Previous Management experience in a similar role
Previous experience of Criminal Justice sector

About the companyThe role of BeNCH CRC is to rehabilitate service users, reduce reoffending and protect the public and we are one of six CRCs operated by Sodexo Justice Services in the UK.  We work with offenders both in the community and in custody to deliver the sentence of the court, to rehabilitate them and to provide a range of programmes and interventions to turn their lives around.  We deliver effective offender management and rehabilitation services to low and medium risk offenders and our highly skilled staff work in a range of disciplines to make a real difference.  Our aim is to create a better future for the people we work with - offenders, victims and their families and local communities.  We are proud to have strong relationships with other criminal justice agencies, local authorities, health trusts, employment and training providers, and work with contracted partners to enhance delivery to our service users.

We serve the counties from the 10 major towns: Hemel, Stevenage, St Albans, Cambridge, Kettering, Northampton, Wellingborough, Luton, Huntingdon, Peterborough.  BeNCH CRC is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants are considered on the basis of suitability for the post, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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