Custody Peer Mentor (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £20,611 – £22,286
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th July 2022


  • Advertised from 22nd June 2022
  • JUN20226080

Role

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

Do you believe in second chances? Do you have the energy and commitment it takes to support someone to turn their life around?

We are looking for a dedicated individual to forge strong relationships with people and services across the city of Glasgow. Using a trauma-informed approach you will work with people of all ages and from every walk of life, supporting them in making positive changes. You will work alongside Police Scotland’s POP team and attend custody suites across the city of Glasgow to identify and help those that need support and direction.

You must be a skilled communicator who has an ability to connect with people facing a challenging range of issues. A team player, you will work closely with partners across Glasgow to achieve the right outcomes for those we are supporting. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level- headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week.

We are looking for individuals who have:

Direct experience of recovery and/or mental health issues

Past Experience of the Criminal Justice System (Please note that successful candidates will have to go through Police Vetting before being authorised access to Police Scotland Custody Suites).

It would be beneficial for applicants to have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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.

Application notes

For more information and to apply visit our website

Closing date: 18:30, Mon, 18th July 2022