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Criminal Justice Support Worker - Veteran’s Mentoring Service

  • Full time
  • £21,255 – £22,732
  • Central Belt
  • Closing 28th November 2022


  • Advertised from 18th November 2022
  • Fixed term for 1-year upon commencing employment with potential to extend subject to funding. 37.50 hours per week.
  • Sacro Group Personal Pension Plan. 31 days annual leave plus 6 fixed public holidays.

Role

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

Sacro’s current Veteran’s Mentoring Service (VMS) has a post become available to work across Fife and Tayside area. The service aims to support people who have completed service with the Armed Forces and are at risk of becoming involved or are already involved in the criminal justice system.

VMS is an intensive mentoring and one to one support service that is focussed on supporting veterans, at a time of significant challenge in their lives. The post holder(s) will assist veterans to recognise and develop their life skills including accessing education and employment training, sustaining their tenancies and accommodation, and building the confidence to make critical changes in their lives. These critical changes include addressing their offending behaviour, understanding the effects of this on their lives and the lives of their families and friends and addressing alcohol and substance use issues.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required. A lived experience of the military or experience as part of a military lifestyle is essential to the post. Experience of inter-agency working, advocacy and support is essential. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging. Experience of working with offenders is essential.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is essential for this post.

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

Application notes

For an Application Pack and to apply online please visit sacro.org.uk

Closing Date: Monday 28 November 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 01 December 2022

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community