Leeds

Starting at £28,485 pa

Contract

150183_TS

Job Description

Touchstone (registered charity No. 1012053) is a leading voluntary sector agency providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

The Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Service works with people of all ages (including children and young people) with a wide range of vulnerabilities including poor mental health and learning disabilities,  who have offended or are at risk of offending.  We support service users who have contact with police stations, the courts, prisons and probation.

Liaison and Diversion Coordinator
Location: Leeds
Salary: NJC Scale SO2– PO1 scp 32 – 36, starting at £28,485 pa
Hours: 37 hours week
Fixed Term initially until 31 March 2019

You will lead the initial mobilisation and the day to day delivery of Touchstone’s part in the Liaison and Diversion service, developing and maintaining positive relationships with partners.

The Wakefield and Leeds L&D Teams are in the process of extending into Bradford, with the new team to be housed at Trafalgar House Police Station (BD5 0DX).  The team is a multi-agency, multi skilled team, led and managed by Wakefield City Council Youth Offending Service.  Touchstone is one of the partners in the service. 

The aim is to work together to reduce the risk factors for reoffending by providing short-term support and signposting service users into longer-term support services. 

L&D service in Bradford will operate 7 days per week from 08.00 to 20.00.  Post holders may be required to work shifts to ensure appropriate cover, including regular weekend and evening work.  This could include work in the Leeds and Wakefield teams.  All post holders will be subject to Police Vetting to level 3. 

CLOSING DATE: 04 February 2018
Interviews: 12 February 2018 in Leeds

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.

No agencies please.

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