Family Services Manager

EasyWeb NFP
04 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Family Services Manager 

Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families? 

Our client is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families and to prisoners themselves. They offer support from courts to prisons through to resettlement and community work. 

Position: Family Services Manager 
Location: HMYOI Aylesbury & Thames Valley 
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 per week 
Salary: £30,000 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers & more 

Closing Date: 23rd August 2017 
Interview Date: 4th September 2017 

About the role: 

As Family Services Manager you will oversee the development and delivery of their family services in prisons across the Thames Valley. You will provide leadership and energy to your team ensuring consistent high quality delivery, providing supportive management to direct line reports and working jointly with delivery partners and internal and external stakeholders to deliver and develop their approach. The Service Manager will manage their front line managers in the Thames Valley as well as overseeing day to day delivery of their service at HMP YOI Aylesbury. 

You will provide leadership to the teams, comprising of paid staff, volunteers, and student placements and where agreed with the prison, prisoner Champions to encourage them to perform to the best of their ability for the benefit of prisoners and their families. 

In addition you will actively manage and monitor the services’ performance making use of service data and reports and partner feedback. As well as, being responsible for the health and safety of the services by promoting the health, safety and welfare of all personnel, workers and volunteers within the team and ensure the Health and Safety policy is effectively implemented. 

About you: 

To be successful in this role you will be capable of building and developing a team and achieving high performance. You will have experience of running services for offenders and/or their families in prison or in the community ideally including some or all of the following; supervised play, mentoring, groupwork delivery and case management services. 

In addition you will have knowledge and understanding of the links between desistance (from offending) and family dynamics/inter-personal relationships. You will also have knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice and possess excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a demanding work load. 

Furthermore you will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in partnership with a range of agencies. You will be effective in the use of ICT including databases for the recording of course attendance, statistics and outcomes measurement. 

The post-holder must own a car suitable for business use (insurance provided) and hold a clean UK Driving License. This role requires frequent travel, including regular overnight stays (expenses paid). 

Our client is a National charity which support people affected by imprisonment. They work in prisons and communities across England and Wales to provide practical support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. 
They are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment). 

You may have experience of the following: Family Services Manager, Social Worker, Charity, Family Support, Family Engagement, Family Services, Social Services, Rehabilitation, Senior Support Worker, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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