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HMP Preston, United Kingdom

Job Description

We are hiring 2 x Employment Support workers . (1x ESW in HMP Preston and 1 x Peripatatic ESW will be based in Riversway , Preston PR2 2YP but with the expectation of covering other roles across the region in the community and prisons)

Salary range between £23,266 to £26,217 (Perm)

Location: HMP Preston

Are you looking for a role where you can make a real difference? Do you have great people skills? Do you want a job where no two days are the same? If so, then we want you to apply for this role!

The role:

The successful candidate will support offenders into employment and learning opportunities. They will be working with offenders to connect with them and to help them move forward by engaging them in learning, training and employment opportunities to reduce their risk of re-offending.

Experience is preferred, however you will be given all the training you need to do the role and will be provided with support to get established in the new role.

What we are looking for:

  • · Excellent people skills
  • · Great communicator
  • · Strong attention to detail
  • · Proactive
  • · Effective at working with partner organisations
  • · Comfortable working on databases
  • · Works well towards individual performance targets
  • · Experience working with people in custody is preferred but not essential

About us:

We are Achieve North-West Connect, dedicated to helping people in custody or subject to community supervision by the National Probation Service (NPS), to engage them in learning, training and employment opportunities to help reduce the likelihood of them re-offending. We currently employ a team of more than 50 case managers across the North-West, who work on this highly successful programme. Find out more information about us here:

The details:

Wage – £23,266 to £26,217 p/a

Hours – 35 hours per week

Holidays – 25 days + bank holidays (up to an extra 6 days a year for staff with longer service)

This project is co-financed by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). If you would like an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact: Andy Johnson – 07964 207587 or Michelle Dunleavy 07388 993158.

For full job description please click here – Employment Support Worker

Closing date 23rd January 2022.

Interviews  : Monday 31st Jan, Tues 1st Feb, Wed 2nd Feb. via MS Teams.

To apply please click on the ‘apply’ button below

Job requirements

Level 3 or above desirable (or relevant work experience)

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