Current job vacancies

Team Leader

  • Closing date: 16 March 2014
  • Reference: 0749
  • Location: Birmingham with National Travel
  • Salary: £23,945 - £26,539 per annum

This Programme is funded by the National Lottery through The Big Lottery Fund.

37 hours per week - Fixed term until August 2015

Salary: £23,945 - £26,539 rising to £28,127 per annum

The Youth in Focus Sisters Project is a national mentoring project operating in partnership with HMPS female establishments, young offender institutions and secure units for young female offenders aged between 15 and 24 years. The service builds mentoring relationships with young women prior to and post release from custody, supporting them so that they can develop positive relationships, be better supported to access support for specialist services, develop self-esteem, confidence and resilience to improve outcomes to their own lives and to stop re-offending. The following posts will support and enable the roll out of the Project across England.

Team Leaders Main Responsibilities:

• To work alongside Project staff, HMP Prison Service and Criminal Justice agencies to empower and encourage positive change in female offenders who are in transition of leaving custody into the community.
• To provide local line management accountability to a defined number of female prisons, ensuring the support needs and monitoring of mentees is in line with the business plan
• Under the direction of the Project Manager, to support the day to day delivery of the Sisters Project services to achieve high quality mentoring relationships between mentors and mentees as contractually required
• To lead on the effective and efficient support and supervision of volunteers within prisons and the community.

In order to be considered for this post you will have to demonstrate that you already have:

• NVQ 4 in Management, Childcare, Social Care, Health, Probation or equivalent
• Evidence of recent and continuing professional development in your professional field and its relevance to the post’s requirements.
• Evidence of professional experience of engaging in high level support interventions within Prisons/YOI’s
• Experience of working with female offenders
• Experience of team leadership
• Experience in facilitating training and programmes to promote change and positive outcomes.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve.
All posts are subject to the necessary safeguarding checks including and Enhanced DBS Disclosure and MOJ Security and Vetting Clearance.

Spurgeons is a national charity that works with children and young people to create a lasting impact - Spurring them on within their families and communities by building self-esteem, resilience and hope. This new project is funded by the Big Lottery; by joining us you will be helping young female offenders turn their lives around.

Spurgeons Charity number: 1081182

To apply, please complete the online application pack, alternatively please call 01933 417414 for an application pack to be sent to you by post.

Interview date: 28 March 2014

Related documents

  1. Essential Additional Information for Applicants for Posts which Involve Working with Vulnerable Groups    Download
  2. Sisters Team Leader JD PS Final    Download
  3. Application form    Word doc | PDF
  4. Self Declaration form - barred list    Word doc | PDF
  5. Equal Opportunities form    Word doc | PDF
  6. Guidance Notes    Word doc | PDF

PDF application forms can be downloaded, completed and returned by post to:
74 Wellingborough Road,
Rushden NN10 9TY

Word (.doc) application forms can be downloaded, completed and emailed back to