Full Time Employement Opportunity – Together Forces Co-ordinator at HMP Doncaster. Closing Date 13.03.17

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Job title Together Forces Coordinator

Job reference R0001491   Date posted 22/02/2017   Application closing date 13/03/2017

Salary £18,000 Package          Fixed term position till 3rd April 2018.         Full time – 38 hours per week Job category/type Custody Justice Job description

This is a great opportunity to join our team at HMP Doncaster. As a Together Forces Co-ordinator you will be responsible for recruiting and co-ordinating a pool of 15 volunteer mentors that will provide support in custody to people who have served in the armed forces. You will also be responsible for the collation of statistics and producing monthly reports to monitor on-going success.


As a Together Forces Co-ordinator you will:


Coordinate a pool of 15 volunteer mentors.

Create a training package as part of the volunteer’s induction to Catch22.

Work closely with CRC tier 2 providers ensuring all intervention are in line with the through the gate support plan.

To plan and run group support sessions.

Create and maintain volunteer files.

To support with coordinating activities in the community as and when required.

Coordinate a volunteering service acknowledging and adhering to all Catch22 policies and procedures.

To maintain an interest and good working knowledge of benefits, training/employment, housing, and any relevant factor associated with reducing the risk of re-offending.

To monitor and review, on a regular basis, individual veteran’s progress and response to the work undertaken with them, as they progress along their sentence.

To prepare and maintain appropriate written and I.T. records on P-Nomis, information and reports on the work as and when required. Respond to prisoners messages through the CMS process.

To provide advice, information and support to agency professionals and prisoners about the nature of the service, i.e. Assessment procedure, services offered, etc.

To attend and contribute to Team and Service meetings as appropriate.

To attend and be committed to ongoing regular supervision.

To undertake any other duties within the purview of the post as and when required.


To succeed as a Together Forces Co-ordinator, you must have:


Experience of working with vulnerable people.

A good understanding of the needs of ex-military offenders.

Experience of report writing either from an educational or career background.

Ability to work on an inter-agency basis.

The ability to contribute to ongoing assessments of the support needs of under-supported individuals.

Ability to demonstrate empathy with those suffering discrimination and disadvantage.


If you’ve got the skills we’re looking for, this is a great opportunity to make a difference to vulnerable people at a crucial time in their lives.


Catch22 is a forward looking social business; a not-for-profit business with a social mission. We have been at the heart of public service delivery for over 200 years, designing and delivering services that transform disadvantaged lives and build stronger communities.


In 2014/15, we worked with over 33,000 people across every stage of the social welfare cycle. Our reach gives us unique insight into the challenges facing disadvantaged people today.


No agencies please.


If you’re successful you may be required to consent to relevant checks by the Disclosure Barring Service and the young people you’ll be working with may have a say in your appointment. Equal and diverse, we see the potential in everyone.


Please see attached job description for full details of the role. If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail please contact Kirsty Arrand at kirsty.arrand@hmps.gsi.gov.uk




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