Women’s Criminal Justice Keyworker – Swindon

Category: Women's Community Services
Location: Swindon
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.
Hours: 35 hours per week (flexibility to work outside of normal working hours required)
Holidays: 25 days holiday pro rata pa plus statutory
Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum,
Pension: Auto enrolment pension (6% employer contribution)

Due to the nature of the work carried out in our Women’s Centres this role is restricted to female applicants only in accordance with the provisions of the occupational requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

 The Nelson Trust is committed to safeguarding, the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Children & Adults DBS check

We have become known for the quality of our work and ability to provide bespoke care and support services.  While we are proud of our achievements so far, we are ambitious and want to continue to grow and diversify our workforce.

We recognise that employees from different backgrounds bring unique knowledge, perspectives and experiences and we are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from individuals across all sectors of society.

This is an opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Our staff make a real difference to people’s lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training and development programme a generous pension scheme and a positive working environment.

If this role is for you we would love to hear from you, please click on the links to download the full job description and to complete an application form, or ring 01453 885633

Please send downloaded application form to office@nelsontrust.com

Please Quote Job Reference: 453

Closing Date: 23rd September 2021

Interviews: 28th September 2021

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