Project Manager HMP Wandsworth Vacancy

Job Description and Person Specification
Project Manager – HMP Wandsworth

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager – 37.5 hours per week

Salary range £26,000 - £27,000 p.a.

Hours: There is flexibility in start and finish times with working hours normally between the hours of 0800 – 1700. It is expected that the post-holder will work flexibly around contracted hours to meet business requirements and deadlines. No overtime is payable, although TOIL may be taken with prior permission from line manager for additional hours worked. Occasional weekend and evening working will form an essential part of the role. Holiday – 23days p.a. plus eight public holidays
Location: HMP Wandsworth
Line Manager: CEO

Role Summary

As project manager you will provide effective and timely leadership for the day to day management of the mentoring project within HMP Wandsworth. This will involve:
• Support and manage existing volunteers
• Recruiting, training and developing new volunteers when required
• Identifying potential mentees (prisoners) and enrolling them in to the programme
• Facilitating and supporting the mentoring relationship both inside the prison and within the community when the prisoner is released
• Developing links with prison staff and other agencies such as DART (Drug & Alcohol Recovery Team), Pathways and Chaplaincy
• Attending and participating in meetings regarding the successful rehabilitation of prisoners
• Manage all internal monitoring systems to ensure the safety of volunteers and prisoners on the programme
• Meet annual targets in terms of mentor recruitment, prisoner enrolment onto the programme, matches and successful outcomes for mentees

Person Specification

Experience and knowledge required: Essential
• The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders
• A proven self-starter with a high level of self-motivation
• Ability to work in a challenging environment
• Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Personable in approach and a good people manager
• Excellent administration
• Good organisational skills
• Project management experience

Preferred Experience
• Experience of working within the youth or criminal justice sector
• Experience of work with challenging, hard to engage or disaffected groups of people
• An understanding of the key issues facing young offenders and the challenges they face in desisting from re-offending
• Experience of the voluntary sector and ethos of volunteering

The successful applicant will be cleared through HMPPS Pre-employment checks.

Applicants should send their CV to john.shepherd@trailblazersmentoring.org.uk
Closing date 16 August