York

£22,526 - £26,501 p/a depending on experience

Contract, Full-time

Job Description

Fixed-term contract until March 2020

Ref code: PCY-192

Are you a proactive, influential and compassionate individual with proven experience of delivering accredited training in challenging environments? Do you have the ability to supervise and support a group of Peer Workers in a custodial setting?

Then join St Giles Trust as Peer Coordinator, where you will deliver the Level 3 qualification in Advice and Guidance to serving prisoners (Peer IAG Workers) while also supervising them and mentoring the IAG service they are providing to other prisoners.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others. 

About this exciting opportunity

This multi-faceted role will see you recruit Peer IAG Workers with the relevant skills, motivation and aptitude to deliver a peer-led IAG service, which includes completing initial IAG assessments and individual IAG action plans with their peers. You will also liaise effectively with key prison staff, departments and external organisations to ensure successful delivery of the IAG service and train Peer IAG Workers to Level 3 Advice and Guidance, supporting and assessing their work in line with our internal and external quality assurance processes.

Co-ordinating promotion and marketing for the service and delivering a training programme to the Peer Workers covering all elements of information, advice and guidance are also key elements of the role, as is liaising with our Quality Team to ensure that quality assurance and management standards are maintained.

What we are looking for:

  • A thorough understanding of the issues facing the socially excluded, including when seeking employment
  • Knowledge of the importance of quality assurance as it relates to training vulnerable adults and delivering IAG services
  • Experience of delivering an IAG service to people with complex and multiple needs
  • Awareness of and commitment to anti-discriminatory practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A flexible, organised and professional approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and generous leave allowance; staff pension scheme, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more besides.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 11pm, 2nd August 2019. Interview date: 8th / 9th August.