The Forward Trust

  • Sutton
Forward empowers people to break the cycle of crime or 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.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Recovery and Reintegration Professional to join our HMP High Down service to support our clients with their pre-release plan and with settling back in the local community upon their release. The role will involve travelling to different prisons in the surrey areas.

You will assess the clients, track them throughout their sentence, ensuring that there are comprehensive release plans in place, and meets them upon release to support them through the first 24 hours following release, assertively linking them into treatment and support resources. A holistic release plan will be drawn up with the offender (in conjunction with prison based teams) in order that all necessary referrals can be made prior to release, and care pathways established for each individual client. All necessary appointments are pre-booked.

To take up this fantastic opportunity you will possess a thorough knowledge of the needs of clients within custody and who are engaged in Criminal Justice services, together with knowledge of addiction approaches and an understanding needs of our client group upon release

You will have strong administration skills, and understanding of Recovery pathways including the 12-step treatment and a commitment to the work of The Forward Trust.

The Forward Trust offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.

We welcome applications from ex-offenders and those in recovery particularly those from a 12 step background.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for employees and eligible applicants. We’ll judge you on your abilities and skills and nothing else. We are committed to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work.

We are unable to accept CV’s.

Please ensure your supporting statement lists clear examples which demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role. Please ensure you provide specific examples from previous work experience on how you meet each criterion.