Senior Probation Officer - advertised on behalf of Essex CRC

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
£37,723 to £37,723 per annum
Salary Description:
Band 5 starting salary of £37,723 pro rata
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The community rehabilitation company is currently recruiting for a Senior Probation Officer to ensure staff effectiveness through appropriate and timely provision of induction, supervision and appraisal and completion of associated reports and records.

You will manage staff performance and carry out procedures in line with policy, e.g. absence management, discipline, capability, grievance and complaints and deliver training and/or coaching as appropriate. You will also ensure the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in all contacts with offenders. You will contribute to budget setting, produce costing proposals and analysis and manage delegated budgets in accordance with financial regulations and Essex CRC delegated authorities. You will contribute to policy and practice guidance development, implement and monitor as appropriate and plan service delivery to meet requirements.
Job DescriptionBand 5 salary commencing at £37,723 pro rata 

18.5 hours a week.;

The role may require occasional evening and weekend working
Main Responsibilities
Ensure effective and professional management of all offenders under their responsibility, combining rehabilitative approaches and controls to help offenders change their attitudes and behaviours and deliver the punishments of the courts,
Ensure case allocation system is quick and effective, liaising with NPS as necessary,
Identify and sanction appropriate interventions, achieve necessary offender referral rates,
Conduct Quality Assurance activities, case inspections, etc,
Ensure staff are taking all opportunities to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults,
Manage performance of staff in relation to Essex CRC targets and Contract requirements/deliverables including coaching and training of staff in practice and operational requirements,
Attend and participate in Performance Management Meetings (BAPms),

The Ideal CandidateYou will need to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, sound judgment, an ability to resolve complex problems and a commitment to valuing diversity and achieving equality.

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have strong leadership and team building skills. You will need to demonstrate full understanding of probation practice and the associated operational management requirements. We also require you to hold a relevant Probation qualification.
About The CompanyThe role of Essex 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 service users 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 service users 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 – service users, 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 county from the 6 major towns: Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Thurrock, Basildon, Southend. Essex 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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