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Outreach Advice & Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • The Croft, HMP Barlinnie
  • Closing 16th November 2018

  • Advertised from 26th October 2018
  • 19 hours per week £23000 pa pro rata (c£11,500), Fixed Term Contract to April 2020, with extension funding expected.


Are you interested in supporting and making a difference to people visiting a loved one in prison?

Do you understand the need for compassion and understanding whilst people deal with what can be one of the most difficult times in their lives?

The Croft has been supporting visitors at HMP Barlinnie since 2012 and is looking for someone motivated with excellent communication skills to join our small, friendly team of staff and volunteers. Experience of working with the public is essential as you will be approaching visitors in the public areas of the prison to offer information and support. Please note that this role does not involve work with people in prison and is focussed on work with members of the public in the Entrance Area and Waiting Room at the prison. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of the criminal justice system, either themselves or through friends or family members. A qualification in a relevant discipline such as social care; advice provision; social work or counselling is desirable, full training will be provided.

Hours are currently 19 hours per week to be worked Thursday, Friday and weekends. Shifts will usually be: Thursday & Friday 12-8pm (weekday shifts with 1 hour unpaid break) and Saturday or Sunday 10.30am-4pm (weekend shifts with 30 minute unpaid break). This post is funded until April 2020, with potential for funding to be extended.

The post is subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update, paid by The Croft.

For more information on the work of the Croft, please visit our website

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 16th November, please send your completed application to

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an informal visit and tour of the Croft on Wednesday 28th November and interviews are expected to be held on Friday 30th November.