• Full Time
  • UK

Seven Criminal Justice is looking for a Specialist  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead to work across the Wearside, Tyneside and Northumberland area. This part time position is based in Newcastle and is offering a competetive salary of 26,000 pro rata. Key Responsibilities: Assist Participants in identifying their own needs and supporting them to overcome these using a strength based and trauma informed approach to reduce the likelihood of further offending. Provide flexible, pro-active outreach support to people who may be reluctant to engage with services or who need additional support to comply with Court/Prison Licence requirements, reducing the likelihood of breach or recall to custody. Accompany individuals to appointments in the community, acting as advocate as required. Help to develop colleague’s knowledge and understanding of the needs of women involved in the Criminal Justice system, particularly those with diverse needs, and how to work in a trauma-informed way. Map current service provision to participants from minority backgrounds and identify any gaps or areas for improvement. Support the Service Manager to establish the Diversity Advisory Group who will help steer the project. Monitor the diversity profile of participants to identify under-represented groups. Network with relevant groups, communities and organisations to develop the knowledge, partnerships and impact of the programme. Coordinate the service offer provided by the programme, local services, groups and organisations to ensure that the woman’s journey is as seamless and effective as it can be. Support staff in developing their understanding of the minority groups and ability to work in a culturally sensitive way. Work with the communication team to develop, produce and distribute multilingual marketing material to promote the project. Keep up to date with latest guidance and legislation regarding involvement, engagement and co-production. Establish a programme of support for individuals from minority groups including online support groups, discussions, workshops, and peer-peer support. To support staff and women to be able to work effectively and in full compliance with audit and programme requirements. To support staff and service development to increase the retention and progression of participants from minority backgrounds. To contribute to the learning, evaluation and evidence base of the programme and plan for legacy work. Contribute to the quality assurance of the programme through the development of qualitative measures. Contribute to the development and implementation of Changing Lives Equality and Diversity Plan. Empower people from minority backgrounds to become as Experts by Experience. Influence and represent Changing Live’s message and hold a strong commitment to challenging discrimination and inequalities in communities. Be committed to putting external and internal stakeholders first, understanding their needs and expectations and achieving results Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and external agencies To work as part of a team and be able to work as an individual using your own initiative Work with colleagues to review and monitor participants progress against agreed support plans. Determine the nature and extent of treatment and support that is appropriate to develop social capital and rehabilitation for women. Establish community focus and development approaches to ensure that all individuals accessing the service have effective sustainable support networks in place. Identify and support access to community resources to support a successful exit from the programme. Build and develop women’s personal strengths, social networks and capital. Identify and build support systems and structures that are responsive to the needs of individuals with different levels of risk, complexity, severity, and strengths. Keep accurate records, updated within specified deadlines, keep the National Probation Service informed of participant’s attendance, and attend Court in the event of a contested Breach. To ensure all Key Performance Indicators are met, and strict deadlines are adhered to. Maintain in depth and up-to-date knowledge of all Changing Lives practices and policies. Actively participate in one-to-one meetings and any required training and development activities. Actively participate in team and other required meetings. Comply with all legal and health and safety requirements. Ensure that risks associated with the delivery of services are effectively assessed and managed, specifically in relation to the protection and safeguarding of women, previous and current victims, staff, volunteers and the general public. Ensure that the set requirements for the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children and all statutory guidelines are followed. Support the collection of any monitoring data/performance. All routine operational tasks, administrative systems and record keeping adhere to required standards. Undertake any other duties that may be seen to fall into the job responsibilities, and/or the exigencies of the organisation. Applicant Requirements: Relevant degree or professional qualification (desirable). Experience of providing one to one support and using action planning methods to enable individuals to achieve their goals. Strong IT skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Full UK driving licence. Working with Criminal Justice: Established in 2011, Seven Criminal Justice is a leading provider of Healthcare professionals to public and private organisations across t

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