Part-time – expected commitment of 1.5 days per month, for at least six months
£10.80 /hr outside M25; £12.55 /hr inside M25. Travel expenses paid
Location - UK wide
Fixed term contract of 6 months
Are you a proactive, organised and compassionate individual with lived experience of the prison and probation services across England and Wales? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Consultant to join our team and deliver activities that will support and advise the National Probation Service on change as part of our ground-breaking Engaging People on Probation (EPOP) contract.
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.
The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise working to lift people out of poverty. St Giles and The Wise Group came together to form a partnership with the aim of supporting the Probation Resettlement reforms by offering a high-quality service underpinned by staff who have lived experience and cultural competency. This partnership includes the EPOP project, an exciting new opportunity to work closely with the National Probation Service and Peer Consultants will be at the centre of this project.
About this exciting opportunity
As Peer Consultant, you will participate actively in initial training in peer-led evaluation and consultancy approaches and in specialist and refresher training workshops on tools and techniques. You will also work with regional and national NPS representatives to self-assess progress in engaging people on probation and identify areas of strength and for development, plus support the development of regional actions plans and measures of success.
We will also count on you to support, co-deliver, or lead activities to address areas for development in the region e.g. workshops, surveys, comms activities and to promote and demonstrate the value of POP involvement to everyone involved in the project.
What we are looking for
- Relevant lived experience, e.g. either on license, recently left the justice system, with other lived experience welcomed (e.g. of homelessness, mental distress, substance misuse, domestic violence/abuse)
- The ability to relate directly and authentically to people on probation as a peer
- A background of having links to people on probation
- The ability to follow processes and/or completing tasks, where accuracy is important
- A good knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people on probation
- Sound IT, organisational and communication skills, both verbal and written
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 24th July 2022. Please apply early as interviews will be conducted when suitable applications are received.
Please note this role is subject to Standard Plus Vetting, there are some offences that may not pass the additional security vetting. Further information on this can be found on our website.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.