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.
The post holder will operate within the local authority area of Tayside providing intensive practical and emotional support to women in the criminal justice system, currently serving a prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order or Drug Treatment and Testing Order, and who choose to engage and work with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service. Support needs of women in the criminal justice system vary enormously, examples include drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter-agency working. Shine mentors will work closely with local partners and an ability to build and maintain positive working relationships is crucial. 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. Our staff work in the community, prisons and at times from home so ability to carry out computer or phone based work tasks at home is essential. Due to the nature of this post, there will be significant travel involved therefore a driving licence and access to own vehicle or access to a mode of transport would be an advantage.
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.
This post is currently funded to 31 March 2024.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme to work with vulnerable adults.
Job reference: PDM/SHINE/TAY
Rate of pay: Salary Scale: £22,597 – £24,883 pro rata per annum
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Closing date: 10am on Monday 11 December 2023