Community Justice Scotland
Community Justice Scotland
Community Justice Scotland is responsible for promoting world-leading standards of community justice across Scotland. We will provide leadership, training and insight to support community justice partners prevent offending and reduce the number of future victims. We will identify worldwide expertise, best practice and opportunities for commissioning, and introduce fresh ideas which inspire innovation and change. We will change the conversation about community justice and prevention of offending, shift attitudes and increase understanding. We will work with our partners and help drive change by identifying improvements and challenges in our community justice system.

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Commissioning Grants Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,140 – £34,861
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 27th May 2024

CJS are recruiting for a Commissioning Grants Officer. This is a new and crucial role within the Commissioning Team. You will contribute to the grant process currently underway as part of the recommissioning of voluntary throughcare funding and support transition to a business as usual model of grant management of the fund recipients. The role includes working with the Head of Commissioning supporting the assessment of funding applications along with the finalisation process between the fund recipients, CJS and Scottish Government and contributing to transition to the new service. You will also be involved in the oversight, monitoring and evaluation of the voluntary throughcare grant. In time you will also support a recommissioning process for the voluntary throughcare grant and contribute to CJS’ vision for strategic commissioning in community justice.

We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. You will work in a small team supporting the wider CJS teams. We are looking for a candidate that can build relationships, gather and collate data and identify patterns and trends.

We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.

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Data Analyst

  • Full time
  • £32,140 – £34,861
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 23rd May 2024

CJS are recruiting for an experienced Data Analyst. We are seeking a committed individual able to collate, analyse and interpret data and information in a manner which supports us to be data driven and evidence led in all our decision-making and improvement activity.

We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. You will work in a small team supporting the wider CJS teams. We are looking for a candidate that can build relationships, gather and collate data and identify patterns and trends.

We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.

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Top job! Head of Corporate Services

  • Full time
  • £56,020 – £68,846
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2024

In Brief

Our vision is to make Scotland a safer place to live by leading and promoting world-class standards of community justice. We have a passionate, close knit, lively group of experts across crime and justice. We have real passion and excitement for what we do - its infectious.

What you’ll do

You will work with Karyn our Chief Executive and our senior management team and take on our new role as Head of Corporate Service. A role you can make your own. You will have a strong financial background, being a professionally qualified accountant and having a previous portfolio of leading the annual report and accounts process. You will have a strong understanding of corporate governance, compliance and the underlying financial control environment.

You will become part of our Senior Team, learn a new subject area and represent us at senior meetings.

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Commissioning Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £41,642 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2023

CJS are recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to work alongside a team of colleagues committed to changing the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. CJS is a national organisation that plays a central role in the continual improvement of Scotland’s justice system. Working at all levels with politicians and local government leaders to strengthen how public services, third sector and other partners work together to prevent and reduce further offending. You will support the work of a fast-paced team that are reviewing the commissioning of services that assist people leaving prison.

We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.

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Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,520 – £38,329
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th July 2023

CJS are recruiting for an experienced Projects Officer, this role is for someone who has the ability to manage the oversight of multiple projects working alongside a team of colleagues committed to changing the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. The Projects Officer role involves supporting project leads to plan, monitor and evaluate project work across the organisation. As the main point of contact for all project work you will be able to monitor multiple projects, having oversight of project plans and supporting project documentation, such as risk registers, PIDs, progress reports and impact assessments

We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.

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Top job! Learning Development and Innovation Lead

  • Full time
  • £41,642 – £49,860
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2023

CJS are recruiting for an experienced Learning, Development and Innovation Lead (LDI), to work alongside a team of colleagues committed to changing the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. The LDI role is a key role in our successful delivery by the creating, curating, delivering and evaluating world class learning products.

We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.

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Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,120 – £37,936
  • Edinburgh with flexible working
  • Closing 17th May 2023

CJS are recruiting for an experienced Project Officer to work alongside a team of colleagues committed to changing the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. The Project Officer role is a key role in our successful delivery through excellent understanding of project monitoring techniques, analytical skills and a collaborative working style.

We are a valued based organisation and know from experience if you enjoy the role and feel listened to and valued, you will feel fulfilled and productive in your role. We are an extraordinary team of driven, passionate individuals who work and support each other to deliver really high quality work. We learn from each other and promote continuous improvement in what we do. You will meet great people and you will be inspired by the work that goes on across Scotland and beyond.

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Top job! Restorative Justice Project Lead

  • Full time
  • £41,642 – £49,860
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2023

The role of Restorative Justice Project Lead within Community Justice Scotland is an exciting opportunity to influence and develop a growing, progressive form of justice and recovery across Scotland. We are looking for a creative and passionate individual, who has experience of working within a Project Management and/or Project Lead role. The role requires someone who can work across a range of partners to achieve common objectives, a keen eye for detail, planning, monitoring and evaluating, and the ability to provide expert information and analysis to drive decision making towards a person-centred, trauma-responsive restorative justice provision.

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Restorative Justice Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,713 – £27,335
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2023

CJS are looking to recruit to the role of Restorative Justice Administration Officer who will work alongside the Restorative Justice Team. We are looking for someone with previous experience of business administrations roles to undertake tasks around collection and data and information, working to deadline and with excellent verbal and writing communication skills. You will be required to engage with senior internal staff and stakeholders.

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Business Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,395 – £25,934
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd August 2022

Do you enjoy a role that is right at the heart of an organisation? At Community Justice Scotland (CJS) we are looking to fill the role of Business Support Officer within our central team – the team supports the whole organisation to be at their best – you will work closely with all the different teams within CJS, offering a wide variety of daily tasks. The central team provide a smooth and efficient business support function – of which you will be key.

This is an exciting role within CJS and will require you to work both independently, as part of the Business Team and part of the wider CJS team. You will use your previous experience of business admin roles to support the governance of CJS, making purchases, planning and providing meeting support including minutes and action logs. You will be a strong communicator, often acting as the first point for the organisation. Your ability to build and maintain relationships as well as using your interpersonal skills will be critical to the success of this role. This is a great opportunity for an experienced admin worker to provide support across a multi-functioning organisation.

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Digital Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,542 – £36,129
  • We are based in Edinburgh and currently operate a hybrid working model.
  • Closing 12th May 2022

We are looking for someone who is passionate about digital development, you will have had previous experience in digital implementation and have a creative flare. This role at CJS is perfect for someone who is looking to expand their career and take their knowledge and expertise to the next level. Working in a centralised team the role will work across the organisation and be involved with projects. Not only will you take the lead on digital asset design, implementation and maintenance you will also lead the digital strategy for CJS, you will work alongside colleagues who are experts in their fields, you will immerse yourself in Community Justice and get the chance to input your digital skills and expertise to enhance our offering. This is a key role for CJS and will be a fantastic opportunity to make a real and lasting chance to the way we operate. If this sounds exciting and you want to work in a values based organisation around people who really care about making Scotland the safest country in the world then please apply.

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Restorative Justice Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,542 – £36,129
  • CJS offers flexible working. We are based in Edinburgh and currently remote working in line with Scottish Government advice
  • Closing 5th May 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity to join CJS as a Restorative Justice Officer, this role is funded until 31 March 2023 as part of the Scottish Governments commitment to the Restorative Justice Action Plan. You will be part of the RJ team, working alongside colleagues from The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice and Scottish Government. Your role will be to support robust messaging and improvement in understanding of restorative justice across Scotland, you will be skilled in developing and delivering communications through stakeholder and public engagement. You will support and coordinate the activity of the Restorative Justice Stakeholder Group against the outcomes of the Restorative Justice Action Plan 2019-23. You will be adept at report writing, have analysing skills for monitoring progress and importantly you will be passionate about helping to make Scotland the safest country in the world.

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Commissioning Administrative Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,395
  • Edinburgh based with hybrid working
  • Closing 21st April 2022

The role of Commissioning Administrative Officer will support the Head of Commissioning with all administrative tasks associated with the commissioning project. This is an exciting project within CJS and will require you to work both independently on specific tasks and as part of a team, you will use your previous experience of business admin roles to support the governance of this project, keeping accurate records, meeting minutes and action logs. You will be a strong communicator, often acting as the first point of contact to stakeholders. Your ability to build and maintain relationships as well as use your interpersonal skills will be critical to the success of this role. This is a great opportunity for someone to develop an understanding about commissioning. Initially this is a 12 month appointment to cover an initial project set up phase, with a chance of extension thereafter.

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Restorative Justice Administrative Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,395
  • Edinburgh. CJS offers flexible working
  • Closing 21st April 2022

CJS are looking to recruit to the role of Restorative Justice Administration Officer who will work alongside the Restorative Justice Team. We are looking for someone with previous experience of business administrations roles to undertake tasks around collection and data and information, working to deadline and with excellent verbal and writing communication skills. You will be required to engage with senior internal staff and stakeholders.

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Digital Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,542 – £36,129
  • Edinburgh - hybrid working
  • Closing 14th April 2022

Community Justice Scotland are excited to be advertising for the role of Digital Lead.

We are seeking someone with energy and expertise in the digital world. It is the perfect role for someone who wants the opportunity to develop their own role and lead on the digital agenda across the organisation

We are looking for some who has strong communication skills and a proactive attitude. You will be the lead for CJS digital implementation and our digital expert. As well as having experience in digital implementation and a strong understanding of digital accessibility you will also need a strong understanding knowledge of cyber security.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £39,659 – £47,485 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Community Justice Scotland are looking to recruit for the role of Finance Officer to provide support to the Head of Finance and other senior members of CJS. Your role will include providing financial advice and guidance within CJS and contributing to the business and corporate planning within the organisation. In additional you will be required to carry out monthly tasks including reconciliations and monthly processes.

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Top job! Policy Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £39,659 – £47,485
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd March 2022

Community Justice Scotland are looking to recruit for the role of Policy Development Lead on a fixed term basis to March 2023. The post is both challenging and exciting. In addition to identifying and developing Community Justice Scotland’s positions on relevant proposed legislation you will need to be proactive in raising awareness of key current and future policy developments.

Your role will also research, facilitate and develop key messages relative to the Community Justice agenda, and contribute to the dissemination of CJS policy positions across Community Justice Scotland and to external partners including Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament as required.

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Top job! Improvement Lead (FTC)

  • Full time
  • £39,659 – £47,485
  • We are based in Edinburgh and currently remote working in line with Scottish Government advice.
  • Closing 3rd March 2022

Community Justice Scotland are looking to recruit for the role of Improvement Lead on a fixed term basis to March 2023. We are seeking someone with energy and expertise to support our role as the national body for Community Justice, to promote and drive improvement activity across Scotland, while our current post holder is on a promoted secondment.

Skilled in engaging with partners at all levels and with experience of working alongside senior colleagues and stakeholders, you will play a key role in Community Justice Scotland, developing and managing strong relationships and partnerships with national and local community justice partners. You will be experienced in analysis and presentation of complex information to inform decision making which will support the delivery of national community justice outcomes.

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Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,652
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th January 2022

The Projects Officer is a key role in Community Justice Scotland, contributing to developing and influencing the direction of Community Justice activity by providing a strong evidence base, excellent analytical skills and a good understanding of project monitoring techniques. Your role is to support the organisation by enhancing our in-house capacity to work through complex data from the justice system to drive improvement and change. You will have experience of a project environment, working with large and complex data sets, and providing research and analytical expertise to help support and inform decision making. You will have excellent time management and organisation skills and an ability to deliver multiple pieces of work at pace.

The maternity cover is for 9 months.

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Projects Officer (Information, Analysis and research) – Maternity Cover

  • Full time
  • £30,652 – £35,110
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st December 2021

The Projects Officer is a key role in Community Justice Scotland, contributing to developing and influencing the direction of Community Justice activity by providing a strong evidence base, excellent analytical skills and a good understanding of project management. Your role is to support the organisation by enhancing our in-house capacity to work through complex data from the justice system to drive forward change. You will have experience of working with large and complex data sets, providing research and analytical expertise to inform decision making. You will have worked in a project setting and have excellent time management and organisation skills and an ability to deliver multiple projects at pace.

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Digital Learning Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,266 – £35,813
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th November 2021

The Digital Learning Officer is a key role to lead on the development of Community Justice Scotland’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The role requires strong digital experience to lead on creation and coordination of new digital learning products and the application of new technologies. A keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills and evidence of stakeholder engagement with a range of partners is critical. Working closely with the Learning, Development and Innovation team to support the digital needs for resources and information on the VLE. The role requires an expert in digital products to contribute to the design, development and evaluation of online learning resources such as video material, screencasts and interactive web-based resources as well as training your colleagues on the application of all new digital learning tools.

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Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,184
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

Community Justice Scotland are looking to recruit an Administration Officer to cover a maternity leave. This is a key role is providing support to the wider team and will require someone who is good at building relationships and has strong communication skills.

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Project Officer (RRT)

  • Full time
  • £30,654
  • Edinburgh. CJS offers flexible working.
  • Closing 27th July 2021

You will have a key role in the Recover Renew Transform (RRT) project to help Community Justice Scotland contribute and influence the direction of Community Justice activity by providing a strong evidence base and excellent analytical skills.

The role will involve supporting the RRT project lead by working through complex data from the justice system to drive forward change. You will have experience of working with large and complex data sets, providing research and analytical expertise to inform decision making. We are looking for someone who has worked in a project setting and has excellent time management and organisation skills and an ability to deliver multiple projects at pace.

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Top job! Head of Communications

  • Full time
  • £49,420 – £61,617
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th July 2021

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced communications professional confident working across the full spectrum of communication disciplines and with a passion for driving change. You will have experience of working at a senior level and using a range of tools and tactics to speak to a wide range of audiences from organisations and government to the public. You will have a strong understanding of and demonstrable experience of developing communication strategies designed to persuade, change minds and provoke action. This role is occupies a pivotal position within Community Justice Scotland and afford the candidate the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the organisation.

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Top job! Improvement Lead

  • Full time
  • £38,541
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th May 2021

Community Justice Scotland - CJS - believes that smart justice, based on the best evidence of what works to prevent offending, will make Scotland a safer place to live.

CJS is looking for a dynamic person who will help drive our multi-faceted Improvement work to deliver smart justice.

Working with those in local Community Justice Partnerships, statutory justice bodies, the third sector and Scottish Government, you will, alongside other Improvement Team colleagues and across CJS teams, participate in a range of high-profile strategic initiatives to support the aims of the National Strategy for Community Justice and the CJS corporate plan.

Using your well-developed influencing skills you will engage with local partnerships on the development of their local community justice plans. Building on your knowledge and understanding of community justice you will also contribute to national guidance that reflects the different needs and challenges faced by local areas across Scotland. Working within the wider Team you will also lead the implementation of key recommendations in our recently published report, https://communityjustice.scot/documents/Community-Justice-Outcome-Activity-Across-Scotland--Annual-Report-2019-2020/.

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Caledonian National Trainer and Advisor

  • Full time
  • £38,541
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd March 2021

Community Justice Scotland are recruiting for a Caledonian National Trainer and Advisor. This is a key role within our organisation and as such you will need to have significant knowledge and understanding of the Caledonian System and extensive experience in delivery of the system. The role will involve providing professional and practice advice in relation to delivery of all aspects of the Caledonian System to new and existing authorities.

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