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Community Payback Supervisor - Advertised on behalf of Northumbria CRC

Posted 17 days ago by Sodexo
Location Newcastle Upon Tyne Job Type Permanent
Salary Band 3 salary commencing at £23,039 per annum Sector Government & Public Sector

This exciting role involves working as a Community Payback Supervising Officer working with groups of service users to improve local communities through projects that will provide reparation to society. 

You will supervise groups of service users working on projects to improve local areas, helping them learn practical skills in groundworks & some internal painting & decorating.  You will liaise with colleagues across Northumbria CRC to ensure continuity during their supervision.

You will be expected to impart work-related skills and act as a role model.  You will need to develop a rapport with service users from a range of backgrounds, with the aim of encouraging and supporting them to change their behaviours.  Training will be provided with ongoing support and guidance.

If you want to join an innovative, creative and high performing organisation, we offer challenging and rewarding roles and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to reducing reoffending in Northumbria. We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development and are committed to supportive induction, appraisal and supervision.

Prior to interview an opportunity will be available to carry out a shadow shift at one of our projects.

If you are interested, but require further information you can contact Community Payback Team Manager:  tanya.graham@probation.sodexogov.co.uk

Package description

Salary Band 3 £23,039 to £27,784 – full time permanent position

This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to complete the role of Community Payback Supervising Officer.  The role is 37 hours per week, made up of 4 fixed days at 9 and a quarter hours, includes weekend working. 

All applicants will start at the salary scale point of £23,039.  The benefits include 27 days holiday, which will incrementally rise to a maximum of 33 days + bank holidays.  In addition, defined contribution pension scheme, company sick pay, group discount scheme.

Travel to work sites and Local Management Centres across the county will be required.  There are elements of lone working in this role.

Main responsibilities
  • Model, reinforce and reward pro social attitudes, behaviours and challenge anti-social attitudes
  • Be responsible for maintaining records and attendance logs
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries and service users
  • Organise, run and supervise work placements
  • Maintain discipline and maintenance of Community Payback rules, dealing with any difficulties in a constructive manner
  • Encourage a learning environment and reinforce motivation of service users

The work also involves producing a range of documentation to a high standard as well as liaison with specialist agencies. You will coordinate activities with other functions and agencies, who are delivering work to reduce service users re-offending.

Ideal candidate

You will need a current driving licence and will be expected to undertake a competency assessment to drive a minibus.  Work breaks are taken whilst supervising service users on groups.

The below selection criteria list the desirable criteria that we are seeking from the successful candidate:

  • Experience of supervision of others
  • A strong team ethic
  • The ability to demonstrate and instruct others
  • The ability to be a positive role model
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of audiences including use of IT systems
  • Knowledge of Health & safety in the work environment
  • Good Information Technology skills
About the company

The role of Northumbria CRC is to rehabilitate service users, reduce reoffending and protect the public and we are one of six CRCs operated by Sodexo Justice Services in the UK.  We work with offenders both in the community and in custody to deliver the sentence of the court, to rehabilitate them and to provide a range of programmes and interventions to turn their lives around.  We deliver effective offender management and rehabilitation services to low and medium risk service users and our highly skilled staff work in a range of disciplines to make a real difference.  Our aim is to create a better future for the people we work with – service users, victims and their families and local communities.  We are proud to have strong relationships with other criminal justice agencies, local authorities, health trusts, employment and training providers, and work with contracted partners to enhance delivery to our service users.

We serve the whole of the Northumbria area, which is presently divided into 6 Local Management Centres.   Northumbria CRC is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants are considered on the basis of suitability for the post, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.