National Volunteer Coordinator - Shine Women's Mentoring Service

  • Part time
  • £26,130 – £28,925 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/ National
  • Closing 15th July 2022

  • Advertised from 20th June 2022
  • 30 hours per week, funded until 30/09
  • JUN20225402


Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities

Shine Women’s Mentoring Service is a national service providing mentoring support to women in the justice system, currently serving a short-term prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order and who choose to engage and work with Shine. Support needs of women in the justice system vary enormously, examples include drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences.

The post holder will be responsible for the development and implementation of Shining on, Shine Women’s Mentoring’s new pilot project. The post holder will have a role in developing Shining On nationally incrementally, with the service being initially launched in the Forth Valley area. The aim of Shining On is to provide ongoing support to women beyond the 6 months of formal mentoring Shine currently provides. Shining On will be delivered to women by volunteers, recruited and managed by the post holder. Their aim is to provide further support and encouragement to women continue on their positive journey, building self esteem and reintegration back in to the community, moving further away from offending behaviours. Knowledge of the justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable. Experience of coordinating and developing services is also desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter - agency working. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential.

We offer some great benefits, including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development. We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is essential for this post. This role is based in Edinburgh however the successful candidate will be expected to travel nationally.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

Application notes

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Closing date: 07:00, Fri, 15th July 2022