We are one of the UK’s leading providers of drug treatment services. We deliver drug and alcohol services – in prisons and in the community – which help people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment.
Official figures show that the majority of drug addicts who complete our 12-Step rehab in prison stay drug and crime free on release, compared with a minority of those who don’t receive an intensive programme. Figures analysed from official police records of more than 650 prisoners released between 2004 and 2009, showed that a staggering 73% of offenders with drug problems who received only low intensity treatments reoffended. In contrast, fewer than half (44%) of drug addicted prisoners who went through our 12 Step intensive rehab released within the same period reoffended – a 29% reduction
Our programme at HMP Send provides rehabilitative services to prisoners coming into the prison who are identified as having a drug or alcohol problem.
Due to our continued success we have an outstanding opportunity for an outgoing, highly organised, IT Literate Administrator to join our dynamic prison based team.
The purpose of this post is to ensure the smooth administration of the service including basic secretarial duties, monitoring systems and data collection.
You will have excellent communication skills, and proven experience of managing your own time and workload in a busy, high pressure environment. You will often be the first point of contact within the department, so will be confident dealing with people from all walks of life, friendly and professional.
You will have 12 months+ experience working in an administration role, with extensive experience of MS Office systems, including Word, Excel and Outlook. It will be extremely beneficial if you have experience, or good working knowledge of the criminal justice system, as well as an understanding of the client group.
An NVQ or equivalent in Business or Admin, or the willingness to work towards one, is also desirable.
A driving licence is required as HMP Send is not accessible by public transport.
We offer an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.
We welcome applications from ex-offenders and those in recovery particularly those from a 12 step background.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for employees and eligible applicants. We’ll judge you on your abilities and skills and nothing else. We are committed to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work.
Please apply using the link provided and you will be redirected to our website to complete an application form Please notes that we are unable to accept CV’s.
Please ensure your supporting statement lists clear examples which demonstrate your competencies in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role. Please ensure you provide specific examples from previous work experience on how you meet each criterion. (Please use additional sheets if necessary)