Brinsford, Staffordshire
£31,000
Contract, 12-months, Full-time
Job description

Criminal justice charity Belong provides hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of crime.

We are seeking a full-time prison-based Violence Reduction Trainer to lead and develop an effective Violence Reduction peer mentor programme at HMP/YOI Brinsford. The successful candidate will recruit, train and support Violence Reduction Coaches at HMPYOI Brinsford. Violence Reduction Coaches will be young adult prisoners aged 18 – 30 who are on remand or serving sentences at HMP/YOI Brinsford.

HMP/YOI Brinsford is a Category C and young offender prison located close to the city of Wolverhampton. The population is primarily 18 – 25 years of age, but HMP/YOI Brinsford houses a few older adult prisoners. The population all have 4 years or less left to serve and are at the resettlement stage of their sentence. Additionally, we they operate a small remand function to service the courts for YOI’s.

The Violence Reduction Trainer will deliver training courses in conflict resolution, mediation and restorative approaches to prisoner Violence Reduction Coaches. This will enable Violence Reduction Coaches to support other prisoners who may have been victims or perpetrators of violence, and/or experiencing a variety of issues, such as with debt management, psychoactive substances, bullying, domestic violence, self-harm and mental health.

The Violence Reduction Trainer position is an exciting opportunity for a reliable, organised, energetic individual to join Belong's committed, specialist team. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a track record of communicating effectively with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. They will be a skilled trainer, with knowledge of relationship building and conflict resolution. They will be experienced in working with young people in the criminal justice system with complex and multiple needs.

Supported by our Service Manager, they will have the opportunity to engage in monthly clinical supervision and to meet regularly with our wider Belong team who are based in other prisons and community settings.

 To apply for this position, please provide 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 Sunday 20th June 2021. Interviews for this position will be held on Wednesday 30th June and Friday 2nd July 2021.

We particularly welcome applications for this position from those with current enhanced prison security vetting. We also encourage applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and candidates who have had personal experience of the criminal justice system.

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Posted on: 24 May 2021
Closing date: 20 June 2021
Job ref: VRTrainer
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