West Yorkshire
£21,589 - £22,911 pro rata, NJC Scale Points 12-15, annual review and increment within scale
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Advocate Criminal Justice

 

We are looking for a caring and committed individual with a passion for justice and a structured approach to join a thriving community hub and resource centre, as a Criminal Justice Advocate. As Criminal Justice Advocate, you will be providing a high quality and accessible advocacy service, mainly via outreach or telephone support, to Gypsy and Traveller individuals and their families who are affected by the criminal justice system.

 

Position: Criminal Justice Advocate

Location: Cross Green, Leeds - with outreach responsibilities across West Yorkshire 

Hours: 14 hours per week

Salary: £21,589 - £22,911 pro rata, NJC Scale Points 12-15, annual review and increment within scale     

Contract: 12-month initial contract with extension subject to further funding

 

Benefits: Generous Annual Leave, 14 Bank Holidays Annually, Special Leave and Flexible Working Policies, Employee Assistance Scheme with Health Assured, Up to 5% match pension contributions, Free Parking, Bike Parking and 15-minute walk from city centre

 

Closing Date: 5th October

Interviews: Will take place via zoom on 15th October, please keep the date free

 

The organisation runs a number of community facing and strategic projects to achieve aims including advocacy, community development and youth work. Recognised as being innovative, brave and creative, the overall aim is to improve quality of life for Gypsies and Travellers through addressing inequalities in homes, health, education, and employment, financial and social inclusion.

 

The Role

As Criminal Justice Advocate, you will be providing a high quality and accessible advocacy service, mainly via outreach or telephone support, to Gypsy and?Traveller individuals and their families. You will be working holistically to improve wellbeing, promote and support self-advocacy through providing information, signposting and support. You will be establishing and maintaining a range of new partnerships in support of your work. Members will be at the heart of this service, co-producing, setting campaigns and objectives.  

 

If you believe that everyone is equal and should be safe and included and you are you welcoming, respectful, open and honest… we would love to hear from you!

 

Please note due to current circumstances you will be required to do some work from home, with desk space at the office on a booking basis and outreach appointments being risk assessed.  

 

About You

As Criminal Justice Advocate, you will be able to encourage, inspire and help people to build on their own strengths. You will be solution focussed, creative, brave and ready to make an impact within the community.

 

You will bring you experience and knowledge of:

  • Advocacy principles and practice.
  • Working with groups or individuals experiencing exclusion and the barriers they face. 
  • Working with vulnerable people.
  • Relevant legislation and rights, in relation to housing, welfare, family, health and equalities. 
  • Criminal Justice System and processes.
  • Working within a safeguarding framework – making decisions and sharing information. 
  • Recording, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Risk management and associated processes.

 

You will be:

  • Committed to person centred working and able to build trusting and effective relationships. 
  • Able to develop partnerships based on shared goals and values. 
  • Resilient with an awareness of self-care.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage own workload independently.  
  • Commitment to personal development, learning and reflective practice 

 

In return…

Work for the 2018 Winner of the GSK Impact Award that has an internal aim of excellence and sustainability to ensure all staff are cared for and valued. The charity is proud to be a Mindful Employer, Living Wage Employer and reflective organisation with an ongoing commitment to learning and development. With annual pay reviews, development, regular full staff training away days, team building day and a great benefits package, this truly is a great place to work and grow.

 

About the Organisation

The charity is a thriving community led organisation, delivering vital support and community development work with Gypsy and Traveller communities in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

 

You may also have experience in areas such as Gypsy, Traveller, Gypsy and Traveller, Advocacy, Advocate,  Advocacy Community, Human Rights, Welfare, Social Welfare, Social Justice, Community, Families, Safeguarding, Safeguarding Adult, Safeguarding Children, Youth, Children, Child, Adult, Domestic Violence and Abuse, IDVA, DASH, MARAC, IDSVA, Mental Health, Vulnerable Adult, Support Worker, BME, Inclusion Health,  Voluntary Sector, Charity, Welfare Rights, Crisis Support, Project, Advice, Accommodation, Outreach, Prisons, Training, Probation, Criminal Justice, Offender Supports, Victim Support, Court, Children and Families, Legal.

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Posted on: 07 September 2020
Closing date: 05 October 2020
Job ref: 1928
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy
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