Programme Facilitator

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North East
£25,914 to £25,914 per annum
Salary Description:
£25,914 per annum
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HMP Northumberland are recruiting for 4 Programme Facilitators to encourage offenders to identify their offending behaviour and offer the skills to deal with this in an effective manner through the delivery of Offending Behaviour Programmes.

As a working prison, we work towards the resettlement of residents upon their release into the community and their integration into society through the skills acquired while in our care. We are committed to supporting people to change their lives for the better and lead law-abiding lives.HMP Northumberland offers a variety of initiatives and programmes to help residents engage within the prison’s rehabilitative culture. This includes various educational and vocational qualifications, as well as a variety of opportunities for residents to learn new skills within our workshops and industries departments. We have textile, engineering and electrical workshops and can offer prisoners experience in horticulture, market gardens, cleaning, waste management and laundry services on site.

Being over 4 miles in circumference, the prison is a vast space with exceptionally kept plantation and currently houses over 1300 residents with a range of sentence terms.

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Job Description£25,914 per annum

37.5 hours per week 

Excellent benefits including free onsite parking, shopping discounts, pension and 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
Main Responsibilities
Attend all training in relation to the role both Core Skills and Programme Specific.
Carry out programme assessments and responsivity interviews prior to group selection.
Conduct 1-to-1 interviews at the commencement of the programme and after each module with your named offenders.
Deliver high quality interventions to the trained standard.
Complete thorough and in-depth session debriefs.
Attend supervision sessions
Complete thorough and non-judgmental Post Programme Reports within the allotted week time scale.
Attend Post Programme reviews
Promote a positive learning environment that is safe and secure to both staff and offenders.
Be a positive role model to the offenders both within the group and elsewhere within the establishment.
Liaise with OMU/OASYs staff in the management of offenders.
Develop programmes in line with HMPPS, Audit and contractual requirements.

The Ideal CandidateEssential

Have an interest in group work delivery
An interest in working with people who need to address the way they think and behave.
An interest in working with people who have cognitive distortions for the purpose of resettlement.
Able to prepare for and deliver sessions.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to use initiative and work autonomously


Vocational competencies around offending behaviour.
Experience of delivering group work
Knowledge of the different treatment models and services available to offenders.

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

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

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