Peer Mentor Co-ordinator

Closing date for applications: 
21 November 2017
General
Type: 
Location: 
Leeds
Application Form: 
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Job Description

Previously a government demonstration project, the Together Women Project (TWP) is now an independent charity with centres in Hull, South Yorkshire, Bradford, Leeds, and  in New Hall Prison.  TWP also provides support for women from hub facilities in Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield. TWP provides intensive support to vulnerable women but specialises in supporting women with experience of the criminal justice system. The ultimate aim is to help vulnerable women turn their lives around and address issues which are linked to offending or which place a woman at risk.

In 2016 TWP were contracted to provide women services on behalf of West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company. TWP are currently looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team. The postholder will deliver TWP’s Peer Mentor training programme to the cohort of mentors and co-ordinate mentors to provide peer support for women accessing TWP services across the 5 West Yorkshire localities. The postoholder will also generate and manage unpaid work referrals, sourcing appropriate unpaid work placements for the women with Community Payback orders. 

Also this role entails collaborative work with external agencies including probation and other voluntary services therefore, requires an individual who is an enthusiastic team player and enjoys a challenge. We are looking for people who will instill a culture of continuous improvement, through dialogue with service users and share the values of our organisation in supporting vulnerable women.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you, for further information please contact joannec@togetherwomen.org

Please click here for the job description and person specification. The application form can be downloaded by the link at the top of this page. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 21st November. Please return all applications to joannec@togetherwomen.org


Interviews will be held shortly after the above closing date.

This post is restricted to female applicants using the GOQ in s9 (2) (e) and s9 (2) (f) of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000.