50% of the people that end up in prison either can’t read or struggle to. Whether it’s reading letters from loved ones, choosing what to eat from a menu, understanding job ads or filling in forms – reading is a vital life skill. At Shannon Trust, we enable prisoners to teach other prisoners how to read and improve their maths, so they’re better set up for a positive future. Come and join our team, and help us create a future where everyone can experience the positive impact of learning,
The past 2 years have been an opportunity for adaptation brought about by COVID19. We revised our delivery model and now, in 2022, we want to develop much further. We have a renewed vision and mission, and have just unveiled our new strategy. We are also developing news ways to fund and deliver our programme. To support this, we are recruiting for a prison facilitator at HMP Channings Wood to be appointed subject to successful funding confirmation. The role will be 3 days per week.
Working closely with prisons, volunteers and mentors, this post will lead the delivery and development of our prison-based programme, maximising opportunities for people in prison to learn to read and improve their maths. As a prison facilitator, your role is to make this a reality by ensuring the successful delivery of the Shannon Trust reading and maths programme within your prison. You will work closely with prisoners, prison officers, prison education staff, Shannon Trust volunteers and your regional manager.
This role will be based on site at HMP Channings Wood. Independent travel to HMP Channings Wood and the ability to start work within a couple of months will be necessary.
We welcome job applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and do not routinely ask for details of any criminal convictions. This role require prison security clearance so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.
Job closing at 5pm on Monday 27th June. Interviews will take place on 1st July (online).
Please submit a CV and a covering letter in which you outline your suitability for this post and how you meet the requirements of the role, by making reference to the person specification in the job description.
We utilise anonymous recruitment processes, so won't know your name, gender or other identifiable information when you apply. We welcome job applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and do not routinely ask for details of any criminal convictions. Some of our roles require prison security clearance and for these roles, we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.
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