Are you passionate about sharing your skills and experience to support others? Are you looking for a meaningful career that helps others break the cycle of addiction and live positive lives?

Who we are?

We are The Forward Trust, the social enterprise with charitable status that empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of crime and addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

What you will be doing?

You will be working within an integrated healthcare framework to provide support to prisoners aged 18 and over.

The team have a broad skills mix to deliver combined psychosocial and clinical interventions promoting holistic recovery and health and wellbeing to prisoners. This might include working with low-level mental health needs and/or substance misuse issues.

What we are looking for?

Our core purpose is to break the cycle of crime and you play a key part in bringing it to life. In practice, this means mentoring, managing and supporting your team to deliver our Wellbeing & Recovery interventions to the standards required and the needs of each client.

A brief outline of your responsibilities are below. For the full Person Specification then please see the Job Description.

Take an active role in setting, implementation and achievement of team objectives
Develop supportive relationships with supervisees and other colleagues in the service
Build strong relationships with, and makes full use of the support offered by, Line Management and Head Office functions
Lead on effective communication within the team and encourage feedback
Develop good working relationships with key stakeholders in partnership with the Service and Regional Managers
Ensure that Peer Supporters are receiving the relevant training, supervision and support across all the projects
Co-ordinate the delivery of recovery and well-being and pre-release interventions to address holistic recovery needs across all the projects
Ensure that programmes are delivered in accordance with the needs of the service users, are audit and CQC compliant and meet contractual obligations

What we will offer you.

Training opportunities and career development
Flexible working
Season Ticket Loan Scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Childcare Vouchers
25 days (rising to 30 with length of service) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
Contributory Pension Scheme – Employer matched contributions of up to 6% in the first two years’ service and up to 9% thereafter
Death in Service Payment (2x annual salary)
Critical Illness Insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)