23/07/2018

Vacancy - Project Manager

We are looking for a part-time Project Manager for our HMYOI Aylesbury Project. 20 hours per week (flexible) £13,000 - £14,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications. (Equates pro-rata to £24k - £26k pa)

As project manager you will provide effective and timely leadership for the day to day management of the mentoring project within HMYOI Aylesbury. This will involve:
• Support the volunteers and assisting the CEO in recruiting 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
Skills & Abilities: 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 for applications: 31st August 2018
Interviews will be held during the 2nd-3rd week of September.