Job Vacancy – Reducing Reoffending-Improving Lives Project


Charity No. 1169595

Reducing Reoffending – Improving Lives Project

Project Manager

Reference: MCVC/RRIL/PMpost/Apr17
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Location: Rotherham Area with requirement to visit HMP & YOI Marshgate, Doncaster on a weekly basis
Hours and Working Pattern: Part-time (15 hours per week).  Must include Wednesdays (10:00 to 15:30) and Friday mornings, remainder of hours by arrangement
Term of Employment: Fixed-term contract to 31.03.18.  Possibility of moving to full-time, subject to project success and continuing funding.


This post is subject to a 2-month probationary period and an enhanced DBS check.


MCVC are seeking an individual with the suitable skill sets to work with and support those working with and mentoring ex-offenders.   MCVC have a number of mentors who are engaged in prison in-reach activity, and who support offenders after release from custody.  We are looking to expand this important support network and will need a project manager who can build upon the work already established, improve service delivery and contribute to the future sustainability of the project.

The successful candidate will have some previous experience of dealing with charitable and support organisations with an awareness of offender management.  It will be desirable to have a good awareness of the full range of dependencies, in particular drug and alcohol misuse.

The successful candidate will be a person who has the ability to enthuse and motivate a volunteer group, generate interest in the project and manage the small team of mentors.  You will have a confident manner, good interpersonal skills and a flair for innovative methods of supporting individuals who often will have chaotic lifestyles.  Previous military service is desirable but not essential.

MCVC are looking to build on a successful start to this project and will be supportive of the right applicant.  We will be happy to discuss working patterns outside of the Wednesdays and Friday mornings which are essential periods of work.


The following is a list of attributes, experience, skills and knowledge that MCVC see the successful candidate possessing once in role.  Applicants are asked to consider their previous experience and the skills they possess in relation to this list – all applicants will be considered on merit.

Experience of dealing with charitable and support organisations a


Managing and leading a small team, including volunteers a


Previous military experience  


Awareness of offender management a


Awareness of the full range of dependencies, in particular drug and alcohol misuse a


Leadership and people management a


Excellent communication skills (verbal and written, including report writing) a


Sound organisational and analytical skills a


Sound IT skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) a


Effective time management skills a


Marketing/networking skills a


Personal attributes
Motivating and encouraging a


Flexible and adaptable a


Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity a


Commitment to continuous improvement a


How to apply:

Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) are handling this recruitment on behalf of MCVC.  We are happy to take applications in the form of a CV with a covering letter, outlining your reasons for applying, to the following:



Post:               HR Advisor (mark Private and Confidential)

Voluntary Action Rotherham

The Spectrum

Coke Hill


S60 2HX

For further information: or

Closing date for applications:                   12 noon, Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Informal visit to HMP/YOI Marshgate:      To be confirmed

Formal interviews:                                       Friday 5th May 2017



Date: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Start Time: 14:02
Finish Time: 12:00
Contact Person: