PLA – Chair

The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) has the vision ‘that all prisoners can engage in high-quality and diverse learning opportunities to help them transform their lives.’

To achieve this vision, our mission is to provide expertise and strategic vision to inform prison education priorities, policies and practices.

The charity Prisoners’ Education Trust established the PLA in 2012. Now an alliance of 23 organisations, meetings are held on a quarterly basis and attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Justice. In each meeting there is space on the agenda to hear directly from prisoner or ex- prisoner learners. We also hold one meeting per year in a prison to ensure we can hear the views of as many prisoners and prison staff as possible.

Salary: Voluntary
Closing Date: Friday 29th September 2017
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INQUEST – Family Participation and Support Worker

We are looking for an experienced participation worker to support families to seek the truth and feel empowered to hold others to account and become self-advocates for systemic change. The primary role of the post is twofold: To enhance, strengthen and develop family input and involvement into INQUEST’s work and strategic development and ensure families are at the heart of our work; To strengthen and develop support and guidance for the families we work with and their family members.

Salary: £35,000 per annum
Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Forward – Regional Manager

You will be responsible for line managing a number of Service Managers, and also, in conjunction with the Director of Services, take the lead on strategic issues including contract management, service development, monitoring, and business planning.

You will work collaboratively with the Audit Manager and Head of Governance and Quality to ensure all units are compliant with Corporate Governance and CQC standards.

To be successful in this role you will hold (or be working towards) a Level 5 Management qualification, and a thorough understanding of providing drug and alcohol services, including addiction treatment programs, within a prison or community service. You need to have a thorough understanding of Recovery approaches and experience of managing staff in a therapeutic environment.

Salary: £40,200
Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017
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