Criminal Justice Community Team Coordinator

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Criminal Justice Community Team Coordinator

Department: Penrose - Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: Frequent travel around CRC offices in London required. Frequent travel to Penrose Community Hub in Wembley also required.
Salary: £29,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Job description:

About the service

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for a Community Team Coordinator

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to 12 months or less to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our Community Responsible Officers are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.


About the role

We are looking for motivated staff who want to want to take an active role in the management of a team of frontline officers, and develop new skills in the process.

The role will be based predominantly in the designated CRC offices, with 1-2 days per week spent at the Penrose Community Rehabilitation Hub in Wembley. As well as taking an active role in the management of the service, Team Coordinators are responsible for the support, supervision and development of a team of Community Responsible Officers. All team members receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of clients, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.


Main responsibilities

  • Protecting the public and preventing future victims.
  • Work directly with internal and external agencies to facilitate successful resettlement.
  • Resolve immediate resettlement needs directly, or by ensuring that Responsible Officers engage in effective referral pathways.
  • Support Responsible Officers to provide resettlement advice and signposting to all offenders.
  • Ensure review of the offender’s progress with the Resettlement Plan agreed during their supervision period in the community.
  • Work with other service providers to ensure your services complement existing provision in the community.
  • Deliver a resettlement service that deals with offenders’ immediate resettlement needs. This service will be coordinated and will focus on immediate issues relating to accommodation, health, employment, finance and debt.
  • To take an active role in the development and delivery of a holistic portfolio of interventions at the Penrose Community Hub
  • Supply regular progress, action and performance reports to the Cluster Service Manager
  • Adopt BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care) ethos in your team


Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a completed application form to

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 26th October 2018

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