Salary: £26000 – £30000 per annum

Terms: Permanent

Closing Date: Input on 6/05/15

Location: South East of England (see description below for specifics)

Red 5 Solutions have the pleasure of working with an amazing charity, that provide advice, care and support to offenders and their families upon release from prison.

They have recently been awarded a number of prolific contracts, and are seeking someone to help create and manage a new volunteer service throughout the South East of England that provides practical advice and guidance as well as motivation and support to offenders to give them the best chance of success as they re-integrate into society.  The offenders are low risk, and volunteers will be expected to mentor them for around 3 – 6 months and making contact every 1 – 2 weeks as required.  This could include practical support around finding housing, or merely meeting for a coffee to help them integrate in a new area.

You will manage a team of 2 coordinators, and will recruit up to 120 volunteers in the South East, covering Surrey, Sussex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent.  You will operate from 2 bases, one in Bletchley (near Milton Keynes) and the other in Maidstone, spending 3 days at your closest location, and 2 days at the other.
Key tasks of this role will include:

  • Ensure volunteer mentors are engaged and active in their roles
  • Train, develop, coach and match mentors to their clients
  • Forecast and plan the on-going recruitment plan
  • Manage your own small group of volunteers
  • Attend regular meetings and supervisions travelling to different locations

To apply for this role, it is essential that you have previously managed a volunteer programme, and that you have line management experience.  Ideally you will have some understanding of the criminal justice arena.  Our client prides itself on its work life balance, as shown with 30 days annual leave per annum.

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