Shine Women’s Mentoring Service
Working as part of a Public Social Partnership (PSP), Apex Scotland is delivering Shine – a mentoring service for females involved in the criminal justice system.
Shine women’s mentoring is a voluntary intensive mentoring service providing both practical and emotional support to women who are:
- Serving a sentence of less than 4 years not subject to statutory supervision
- On remand
- At a high risk of breaching their Community Payback Order (CPO)
The post requires working between Highland and the Aberdeen City area, linking in with HMP Grampian. The service aims to support and assist women from an offending background to help themselves to develop their own personal identity, skills, knowledge and abilities.
We now require a self-motivated, hardworking individual who is able to motivate and inspire change in others. The successful candidate will be required to work in a prison environment and in the community and therefore knowledge and experience of working within a prison establishment would also be an advantage. Due to the nature of this post, there will be significant travel involved so a driving licence and access to own vehicle or access to a mode of transport is essential. Job share applications will be considered.
The successful candidate will work on a one to one basis with women of all ages who may face multiple barriers to progression, providing advocacy when required and through signposting to specialist agencies. Knowledge of the Scottish criminal justice system is desirable but not essential.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a PVG check for working with vulnerable adults.
Job reference: PDM/SHINE
Rate of pay: Salary Scale: £19,203 - £21,252
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 15 August 2016