City of London, London
£32,000 - £34,000 per year DOE
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Regional Team & Centre Manager – Minerva WrapAround Service
West Hammersmith, London (with travel across 8 London boroughs)

About Us

We are Advance, a women-only organisation dedicated to helping women cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse, as well as women who are at risk of offending or with short term sentences to reduce offending.

Our Minerva service works with those involved in the criminal justice system and offers safe, targeted support and advocacy to women. It aims to reduce re-offending, encourage desistance amongst repeat offenders, divert women from criminal justice involvement as early as possible and reduce the number of custodial sentences imposed by courts.

We’re currently looking for a Regional Team & Centre Manager to oversee the delivery of the Minerva WrapAround service, a programme providing enhanced support to women and girls who have committed crime and are at risk of re-offending, with complex multiple needs.

The Benefits

- Salary of £32,000 - £34,000 per year DOE
- Pension
- 30 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
- A day off for International Women’s Day

If you are a management professional with experience of working within the criminal justice system, this is an excellent opportunity to take on a challenging, but highly rewarding role where you’ll make a difference to lives on a daily basis.

Within a welcoming and forward-thinking environment, you’ll discover an organisation built on values of accountability, innovation, collaboration and respect.

So, if you’re looking for the opportunity to drive the success of programmes that are empowering women and enabling them to live safer, happier lives, we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

As the Regional Team & Centre Manager, you’ll implement and oversee the Minerva WrapAround service at our London Regional Women’s Centre.

You’ll also develop and deliver a specialist programme of workshops and groups, as well as other specialist services, in partnership with voluntary sector organisations and the statutory agencies of each borough.

Specifically, you will:

- Ensure services are delivered to a high standard in-line with safeguarding requirements
- Recruit, develop and manage Regional Co-ordinators and Key Workers
- Build positive relationships with partner agencies and organisations
- Monitor and evaluate data and identify any issues

About You

To join us as a Regional Team & Centre Manager, you will need:

- Strong experience of supervising staff or volunteers, particularly co-located staff, including managing performance and achieving targets through review of individual and team practice
- Experience of working in the criminal justice system, for example within or in partnership with probation services or similar offender services
- Experience of working directly with women presenting complex needs related to offending (e.g. substance misuse, homelessness or poor mental health)
- Experience of building a strong team and maintaining their motivation, particularly through periods of change
- In-depth knowledge of issues facing women offenders and those at risk of offending; both in and out of the criminal justice system
- A qualification in a relevant discipline, such as management, law, social work, probation studies, education, health or youth work (or equivalent experience)

Please note, only female applicants will be progressed as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Other organisations may call this role Criminal Justice Support Manager, Women’s Centre Manager, Community Support Manager, Outreach Manager, Community Outreach Manager, Programme Manager, Senior Social Worker, or Community Outreach Supervisor.

We’d also like to speak with you if you’ve worked in a Crime, Criminal, Justice or Re-offending related field.

The closing date for applications is the 29th January 2020.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community.

So, if you’re seeking your next exciting challenge as a Regional Team & Centre Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working: 35 hours per week
Posted on: 08 January 2020
Closed date: 29 January 2020
Job ref: NSAIB2901/CC-MI
Tags: Social Work