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Deputy Manager

Work Location: Lodnon
Salary: £26,699
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Rota

Job description:

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.



  • To support the Service Manager and Occupational Therapist in the effective operational day to day delivery of the FIPTS four Bed High Support Women service
  • To oversee the operational delivery of the Well Being Hub for Women with Personality Disorder
  • To oversee staff induction, development and supervision
  • To coordinate referrals
  • To support staff to deliver quality and timely support to service users
  • To provide excellent management of the teams within their area of responsibility, through embodying the values of the organisation


The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

To apply please download full Job Description and application form below and return to

Closing date: 15/10/2019

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Specialist Resettlement Worker

Work Location: HMP Belmarsh
Salary: £25,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am – 5.30pm Mon-Thur & Fri 8am – 1.30pm

Job description:

This service co-ordinates and delivers resettlement services for offenders across HMPs Belmarsh. The offenders being supported will have a wide range of resettlement needs and will have varying and sometimes complex needs at differing levels. The service will cover, release planning, employability, finance and benefit advice, support for sex workers, social support, Health support, treatment continuity, and housing as a minimum.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Penrose in partnership with MTC Novo and the area CRC. One of the key targets will be delivering positive outcomes to reduce reoffending rates.

Your Role:

To successfully reduce reoffending, contribute to the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders back into the community.

To deliver resettlement programme within the prison setting.

To finalise a cohesive resettlement plan ‘Basic Custody Screening Tool’ (BCST2) generated from the BCST1.

To generate a resettlement review plan (BCST 3) 12 weeks prior to release.

To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlement for all prisoners in both a group and on a 1-1 basis. Work with internal and external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes and KPI’s for the service. The Specialist Resettlement worker purpose is to strengthen the service delivery for offenders who require a deeper level of support and knowledge.

Specialist Resettlement Workers will also liaise with other Offender Resettlement workers and other staff in providing support and advice to offenders and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings and other duties deemed relevant by management.

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Housing and Resettlement Support Worker

Work Location: Bedford
Salary: £20,579
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday (9am - 5pm)

Job description:

Penrose provide residential and non-residential services for those who would benefit from more intense support to regain choice and control, recover or rehabilitate.

Your Role:

As a Housing & Resettlement Support Worker post to successfully motivate and inspire Service Users to learn new skills, build in confidence and take positive risk that enables them to move on successfully.  Provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful move on and resettlements and access to meaningful activities and ultimately employment.  Work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the residents and of the service providing safe environments to achieve this.

To apply for the following role please download the Job Description and Application form below and email to:

Closing date: 28/11/2019

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Wraparound Plus Programme Developer and Facilitator

Work Location: Head Office, Islington and North/North East London CRC Offices
Salary: £30,000.00
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5pm

Job description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate programme developer and facilitator to join our Criminal Justice team and work with us to design and pilot an innovative group-work programme supporting men to fulfil their potential and break the cycle of reoffending.

Adopting a strength-based approach rooted in desistance theory, and deploying techniques to suit a range of learning styles, you will co-design and deliver a programme that will support men on probation supervision to address issues around emotional management, understand their own choice and control, gain confidence and self-awareness, and live happier, healthier lives, free of crime. Delivering excellent outcomes, you will utilise, enhance and further develop our workshop programme in order to promote recovery and desistance from offending. .

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males leaving prison, 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 individual client need.

Your Role:

The role will be based predominantly in designated London CRC offices located in North and North East London Boroughs, where you will be the representing Penrose Criminal Justice Services. You will also be expected to attend full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six-weekly basis.

The Wraparound Plus Lead will also receive a holistic training package as part of their induction and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

The role will work alongside Responsible Officers and Probation Officers located within London CRC offices across London.


  • Organise and facilitate groups
  • Enhance and further develop our programme and workshops
  • Communicate with potential referrers and participants pre-group to give programme information and support.
  • Receive, document, assess and co-ordinate all referrals for groups
  • Update or arrange group materials/supplies; organise group refreshments etc
  • Provide/organise support between sessions for participants where required
  • Receive, document, process and co-ordinate all evaluations/facilitators notes from groups
  • Consult/gather service provider evaluation
  • Consult with participants, referrers and manager to monitor service delivery
  • Support volunteer facilitators (peer inspiration and learning) during lifetime of contract
  • Organise regular meetings/forums for current, past and potential participants, continuing peer support and to monitor longer term outcomes
  • Support training of volunteers and Responsible Officers
  • Deliver awareness raising of the Wraparound Workshop at Team meetings across London CRC.

Strong experience of developing and facilitating group work programmes, preferably in criminal justice settings, will be vital to this role. Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial. Some understanding of probation and/or community sentencing is preferable.

Closing date: 31/10/2019

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