Salary: £22,000 per annum
Hours: 10 posts at 37 hours per week & 1 post at 18.5 per week
Location: HMP Northumberland, HMP Durham, HMP Deerbolt, HMP Holme House & HMP Kirklevington
Closing Date: 30.07.19
Interview Date: 19.08.19
Are you educated to IAG Level 3?
Do you have significant recent experience in delivery of careers advice to adults, individually or in groups, in custody or in the community??
Do you have experience of providing 1:1 support and using action planning methods to enable individuals to achieve their goals?
Do you have experience of referring & supporting unemployed individuals to access other providers?
Do you have the ability to coach, motivate & influence & engage others?
Do you have High standard of administrative / ICT skills, able to use digital platforms to enhance the learner experience, e.g. Virtual Campus?
If so, the role of IAG Adviser may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
We are recruiting fo 11.5 posts available at HMP Northumberland, HMP Durham, HMP Deerbolt, HMP Holme House & HMP Kirklevington.
HMP Northumberland – x3 full time posts
HMP Durham – x3 full time posts
HMP Deerbolt – x2 full time posts
HMP Holme House – x2 full time posts
HMPP Kirklevington – x1 full time post & x1 18.5 hour per week post
This is a unique opportunity to help men in the criminal justice system realise their potential and successfully resettle in the community. As a qualified Information, Advice & Guidance Adviser you will provide careers advice and guidance helping the men to achieve work, learning and personal development goals. Working holistically 1:1 and in small workshop groups you will support the men to develop their Personal Learning Plans and be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, enabling them to address their barriers and realise their aspirations in preparation for release.
With excellent interpersonal skills, you will help the men we support to become more confident and motivated to enable them to achieve their goals whilst at the same time ensuring a consistent and high quality service.
The role will involve coordinating careers/employment events, employer visits & motivational events. Adopting a whole person approach by working collaboratively with all partners to ensure the best outcomes for the men including Key workers, Educations, CRCs, Offender Management & Probation.
Initially funded until 10 July 2020; we will be working closely with Commissioners to demonstrate the effectiveness of our work to secure funding longer term.
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.