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Salary: £16,500 per annum.
Hours: Initially a Part-Time role at 22.5 hours per week, with strong scope for uplift to a Full-Time role (37.5 hours per week) in the near term.
Location: Home based with travel required in the West Midlands.
Responsible to: Operations Lead.
Responsible for: Co-ordination of Mentorship of Veterans involved in the Justice System.
Main Role and Responsibilities
As the Regional Co-ordinator (West Midlands) your role will be varied and will include working within multiple identified prisons across the location highlighted. You will work with veterans in prison and with some post release. You will introduce veterans in prison to Care after Combat and be able to sign up veterans to the different levels of Care after Combat support. You will work alongside other Care after Combat Staff, Volunteer Mentors, and relevant prison staff in the identified prisons to facilitate regular forums where possible. You will work alongside other parties such as Resettlement Teams, Probation Services and other support services and organisations to ensure the veterans are best prepared for reintegration into the community, post release from prison. Continued support after release may be required.
You will work with our Volunteer Mentor Coordinator to establish and manage a group of Volunteer Mentors in your region.
You will be supported in your role by the Operations Lead (your Line Manager) and the wider Care after Combat Team.
Duties can include but will not be limited to:
- Implementation of Care after Combat’s support services;
- Work collaboratively with third parties as required;
- Work in close partnership with regional colleagues as part of the development of the mentor framework;
- Co-ordinate the activities of Volunteer Mentors within your region;
- Be a key holder for the identified prisons;
- Travel to, and work equally with, identified prisons;
- Work with other Care after Combat staff to arrange and facilitate group forums for veterans within the prison environment;
- Work with other Care after Combat staff in the delivery of awareness training in veteran specific issues to healthcare and prison staff;
- Work in partnership with Prison Liaison Officers/Relevant prison staff;
- Networking with relevant organisations and other charities;
- Represent Care after Combat as required and always work in line with the identified aims, values and plans of the charity;
- Provide clear reports in line with Care after Combat reporting policies and governance strategies;
- Work with the Volunteer Mentor Coordinator in establishing a group of Volunteer Mentors in your region;
- Other duties that are relevant to the care and support of veterans through the justice system may be assigned by the Operations Lead.
|Employment rights to live and work in the UK
|Have a full and clean driving license
|A Veteran or having relevant working experience with the Armed Forces or within the Justice System.
|Ability to work collaboratively across multiple diverse teams and grades
|Development of local networking across region
|Previous experience of working in prisons
|Previous experience of working in collaboration with the NHS
|Experience of mentoring
|Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
|Provide high quality written reports and any other written documentation as and when required
|Experience of, or relevant skills to evidence confidence in, managing group work
|Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to network and negotiate with relevant outside agencies
|Able to accept responsibility and to respond confidently and calmly to complex and evolving problems
|Able to work on own initiative, self-motivate and progress own work to deadlines once guidelines have been set
|To be able to establish links with other charities, key individuals and services to share, develop and maintain best practice in the provision of services for veterans.
|Approachable, cooperative and respectful of others
|Strong commitment to team working
|Good problem-solving skills and
application of independent thinking
|Trustworthy, honest, ability to work autonomously, take responsibility and demonstrates integrity.
Care after Combat takes the safety of its staff and volunteers seriously.
A part of this job role involves working inside prison environments. Prison security procedures can include individuals being searched and does include working in a restricted locked environment. The prison environment can present as challenging. All visitors to prisons are required to follow the individual prison policies and procedures.
This role will be subject to a full enhanced DBS check and National Offender Management Vetting.
Please email email@example.com for an application form and for any more information about the role.
Closing date for applications: 13 December 2023
Interview date(s): Stage One – On line, week commencing 18 Dec 2023.