44,000 per annum
Contract, 12-months, Full-time
Job description

Belong’s vision is of hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of crime. We inspire change by providing long term, individualised responses to conflict and crime through restorative Justice, psychotherapy, mentoring, and training for criminal justice professionals.

Last year marked our tenth anniversary, and there is much for us to celebrate! Growing steadily from our London based beginnings, we now support over two thousand people who have been victims or perpetrators of crime across England each year. This year we are working from a range of prisons including HMPYOI Isis, HMPYOI Feltham, HMPYOI Brinsford, HMPYOI Aylesbury, HMP Winchester, HMP The Mount, HMP Coldingley, HMP Featherstone, HMP Brixton and HMP Send. In addition, we deliver restorative justice, mentoring and psychotherapy in a range of community settings. Belong fosters a working environment where everyone’s voice is listened to. The culture of the organisation is one that puts people first and the charity enjoys high staff morale and good staff retention. We will provide you with the support and training that you need to do your job, as well as opportunities to develop your skills and progress within your career.

We have recently launched our strategy for 2022 – 2024. This outlines our ambitions to continue to sustainably and ethically grow our reach so that we can offer powerfully unique change opportunities to even more people. Please read more about us and our work on our website, being sure to enjoy our 2020-21 annual report which you can find on our publications page on our website. 

We are seeking an inspiring, empathic, driven leader with solid experience of working in the criminal justice sector, preferably including prisons, to play a major role in shaping the services and support we provide. As Head of Programmes, you will lead the development and growth of our restorative justice, mentoring, psychotherapy and training programmes. You will take forward our ethical, person centred and thorough approach to supporting people, championing innovations to improve our work whilst identifying and developing opportunities for growth and expansion. Whilst increasing the number of individuals who can access our support, you will strengthen durability and resilience in our internal systems. You will ensure that the effectiveness of our work is well-evidenced and clearly demonstratable to funders. With line management responsibility for a team of up to five staff members, you will model our values of perseverance, respect, inspiration, restoration and empowerment. We particularly welcome applications for this position from candidates who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, who have had personal experience of the criminal justice system and/or who have current enhanced prison security vetting.

Please apply for this position by emailing via the button below with a detailed covering letter outlining how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge requirements outlined in our Job Description and Person Specification document. Please also send us your CV. Applications for this position close at 11.30pm on Thursday 14th July 2022. Interviews for this position will be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2022.

Applications for this position are particularly welcomed from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with lived experience of the criminal justice system, and/or with current enhanced prison security vetting.

Posted on: 14 June 2022
Closed date: 14 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Social Work