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Family Engagement Manager

Family Engagement Manager 

Pact (Prison Advice & Care Trust) is a National charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They work in prisons and communities across England and Wales to provide practical support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. 

Position: Family Engagement Manager (Scale 3) 
Location: South Yorkshire Cluster (HMP Hatfield, HMP Moorland and HMP Lindholme) 
Job type: Full Time, Maternity cover – 9 months (with the possibility to extend to 12 months subject to the post holder's return) Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £24,000 per annum 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free information advice and counselling plus more 

Closing date: 23 May 2019 
Interviews commencing week beginning: 31 May 2019 

About the role: 

As a Family Engagement Manager you will lead and deliver a service that ensures prisoners, their children, carers and other relatives have access to appropriate advice, guidance, learning opportunities, care and support to better enable them to maintain or enhance positive relationships. 

You will assist in developing referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service, as well as pathways into other relevant services. 

About you: 

To be successful in this role you will ideally be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system and have an awareness of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their children and families. 

Additionally, you oversee complex casework, and carry out detailed assessments to inform further work with the family unit. Also, act as an advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. 

Furthermore, you will co-ordinate staff resources to ensure the smooth running and high performance of a comprehensive service which runs alongside, and complements, that provided by HMP Hatfield, HMP Moorland and HMP Lindholme, being prepared to personally cover for roles across the team in response to operational need. 

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment). 

This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory HMPPS / MoJ Security Prison Vetting, and satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison. 

This role will include occasional weekend work as and when required. 

You may have experience of the following: Family Engagement Manager, Social Worker, Charity, Family Support, Volunteer, Social Services, Volunteering, Support Worker etc.