Probation Officer (Band 4) - Advertised on behalf of Cumbria & Lancashire CRC

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Security
Region:
North West
Location:
Accrington, Lancashire
Salary:
£29,038 to £29,038 per annum
Salary Description:
Band 4 starting salary £29,038 per annum
Posted:
15/05/2018
Recruiter:
Sodexo
Job Ref:
SDX/TP/RF534/KT

Are you interested in working directly with offenders?  Are you interested in playing an important part in changing lives for a safer Cumbria & Lancashire?

We currently have an opportunity for a Band 4 qualified Probation Officer to join Cumbria & Lancashire CRC based in Accrington.

If you want to join an innovative, creative and high performing organisation, we offer challenging and rewarding roles and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to reducing reoffending in Cumbria & Lancashire. We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development and are committed to supportive induction, appraisal and supervision.
Package descriptionProbation Officer (Band 4)

Starting salary £29,038 

37 hours per week, 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, defined contribution pension scheme, company sick pay, group discount scheme.

There is an expectation that operational staff work some evenings and weekends to enable offenders to be supervised without jeopardising their employment.
Main responsibilitiesAs an Offender Manager/Probation Officer, you will work directly with service users – assessing and managing risk of offending and harm; sentence planning; and supervising and enforcing Community Orders, licences and prison licences. You will assess service users needs to achieve community reintegration, monitor their progress and help them to achieve the successful completion of their orders/licences. You will also keep records and prepare documentation and reports.

Your role will include careful management of risk and determining whether this has risen to the point where serious harm is likely, liaising with the National Probation Service and a range of specialist agencies and contributing to the development of practice for the future.
Ideal candidateYou will be required to demonstrate resilience, excellent inter-personal, communication and organisational skills, sound judgement and an ability to resolve complex problems. Successful candidates will communicate enthusiasm, commitment, motivation and the ability to be both fair and firm in challenging situations.

The Diploma in Probation Studies, CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent qualification is essential for all posts.

We would welcome applications from candidates who have recently or are shortly due to qualify as well as more experienced colleagues.
About the companyThe role of Cumbria & Lancashire 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 6 major towns: Preston, Accrington, Carlisle, Barrow, Blackpool, Workington.  Cumbria & Lancashire 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:
Sodexo
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor
Email:

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