Women's Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Worker

Do you have a commitment to making a difference to women’s lives?  Are you passionate about supporting women in a holistic, women centred, trauma-informed way to divert women away from the Criminal Justice System and to achieve long-term lasting change?
We are looking for a passionate and empathetic person to support in the development of a Women’s Responsive Liaison and Diversion Service, to be based primarily at Nelson Trust Women’s Centre, Swindon.  

In partnership with AWP, the Nelson Trust are developing a gender responsive service for women identified as vulnerable who have come into contact with the criminal justice system from point of arrest.  This role will involve project development, partnership building and one to one advocacy and support for women who are referred to the service by the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team.  The post involves providing initial assessment, advocacy, advice and signposting support to women to break down barriers to achieve change.

You will need to demonstrate good communication skills working with clients and professionals and will have a track record of developing effective partnerships with specialist organisations in the local area as well as a commitment to working within a women centred service and to making a differences to vulnerable women’s' lives.

Click on the link to download an application form and job description, or ring 01453 885633

E-mail completed applications to:-  office@nelsontrust.com or
Post to Nelson Trust, Port Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, GL5 2QJ

Full time post:   35 hours per week (flexibility to work outside of normal working hours as required)
Holidays:    25 days holiday pa plus statutory
                            Salary:   £18.000 - £22,000 pa dependant on experience                             
Pension: Currently non-contributory scheme in operation (Nelson Trust contribute 6%) however subject to auto-enrolment legislation

This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1
Nelson Trust is committed to safeguarding; successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Children & Adults DBS check


The Nelson Trust welcomes applications from individuals across all sectors of society.

Closing date for applications: 17th February 2019

Job Description

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