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Executive Director

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £28,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th November 2018

  • Advertised from 4th October 2018
  • Permanent. 37,5 Hours per week. Travelling Scotland wide.


Prison Fellowship Scotland (PFS) is a Christian organisation working in Scotland’s prisons with men, women and young people in all categories of prison irrespective of faith or background. It supports prisoners’ families, cares for prisoners, and delivers the leading in-prison restorative justice course. The strength of its work is the relationships that its volunteers create with prisoners on their journey through prison that both challenge and encourage them to change. In non-judgemental but realistic ways Prison Fellowship Scotland volunteers provide support through group courses and working one-to-one with individuals.

Prison Fellowship Scotland’s programmes include:

  • Weekly conversational groups exploring Christian faith as a means to see a new future and the motivation to achieve a positive future. It welcomes people of all faiths and none - including those who disagree with our beliefs;
  • Sycamore Tree – the most widely-used national programme delivering restorative justice in prison;
  • Angel Tree – which builds family cohesion by enabling prisoners to send presents to children at Christmas and offers holidays to the children of men and women in prison, in co-operation with Scripture Union Scotland and Circle Scotland.

The effectiveness of its involvement with prisoners, its programmes and the professionalism of its approach have earned Prison Fellowship Scotland real credibility and a strong reputation with both prisoners and partners in the public, private and charitable sectors.

We are looking for an Executive Director who will lead the innovation and development of our work. They will be responsible for creative strategies to develop the volunteer network, open up new opportunities and build new partnerships critical to meeting evolving needs. The Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership, developing and implementing Prison Fellowship Scotland’s strategic plans, leading on partnership development, and being an effective advocate for the charity and those it serves. They will also provide operational management and financial control, and ensure good governance across all aspects of the charity.

About you

You must have faith in Jesus, be part of a Faith community and possess a willingness to support people on their faith journey. This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the post holder is a committed Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

A detailed description of the role and further requirements are available for download.

Application notes

Please apply by email submitting a CV and a letter of application indicating how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification and how your experience, skills, knowledge and personal attributes make you the ideal candidate for this role. Please give any other information that you consider appropriate to your application.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role or for further information please contact Billy Paul at or phone 07812544649.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 16th November 2018