Senior Probation Officer
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Pool, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
5d ago
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Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Division (DDC) is part of the KSS CRC Probation. We provide a broad range of probation services for adult offenders on community orders or licenses.

We focus on quality of practice to reduce re-offending, improve the safety of the communities we serve and improve the life chances of those within the Dorset, Devon and Cornwall (DDC) criminal justice system.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) is a high performing community rehabilitation company delivering a range of rehabilitation and offender management.

We are committed to engaging and collaborating with our service users and our local communities.

We are passionate about finding innovative ways to help our service user’s change and offer our staff the freedom and flexibility to find the right solution for those they are working with.

We are always developing new ways of working including new IT systems which support our staff and service users along the rehabilitation journey.

As a senior probation officer you will be the driving force behind developing our people and practice. You will need a strong track record in quality management, performance management and developing the potential of staff.

You will be responsible for leading a team of up to 12 practitioners to achieve our business objectives in your function and the geography covered by your team.

Working as a middle manager and direct line manager you will be able to translate our strategic vision into a reality and find solutions to problems both within your team and the wider organisation.

This role presents an excellent opportunity to influence our practice at a local and regional level. You will need to be a motivated self-starter who can identify the needs of our service users and ensure that the services they require are delivered.

The role includes developing our internal delivery, engaging with our supply chain partners and local partnerships to achieve the best outcomes for service users.

As such you will need to demonstrate strong negotiation skills and be proactive in engaging with service users, colleagues, other internal functions and external partners.

You will also need to be adept at using qualitative and quantative information to drive performance and service user outcomes.

The role also offers the opportunity to develop skills in project management, bidding for contracts and strategic planning.

You will need to hold a Diploma in Probation Studies or social work qualification for this post and have experience of managing engagement, compliance and the risk posed to and by service users.

If you share our passion for changing lives and have the patience, tenacity and resilience to achieve long term goals then we would love to hear from you.

We would also be interested in applications from suitably qualified practitioners who are looking to advance their career.

You will need to have experience of developing services, the practice of other staff and have an excellent track record in performance and quality of practice.

To fulfil this role you should also :

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of safeguarding and sentencing legislation, policy and procedures
  • Be empathetic and caring
  • Be resilient and determined
  • Effectively utilise the support of your manager and colleagues to achieve results
  • Be willing to have fun at work
  • Be approachable and have well developed listening skills
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a wider management team
  • Have excellent prioritisation and time management skills
  • Be able to learn and develop
  • Be highly flexible and able to travel in the local area as required
  • Be able to motivate others to find solutions to the problems they experience
  • You must have the correct qualification to apply for this role.

    Salary : £37,166 up to £41,021 dependent on experience

    Location : Poole

    Hours : This role currently requires you to work Monday to Friday. 37 hours per week

    Closing Date : 10th July 2020

    Following recent developments from COVID 19 you may see a delay in receiving feedback or interviews being schedule. Unfortunately we have no control over time restraints and will be in touch as soon as possible.

    Benefits : 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, competitive Salary, optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24 hour counselling service, Cycle to Work Scheme and membership of the Probation Institute.

    KSS CRC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.

    Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS / DS) check. Seetec support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway.

    Our full policy statement of Ex-Offenders can be found on our website under About us

    KSS CRC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

    Role : Senior Probation Officer

    Job Type : Permanent

    Location : Pool, West Yorkshire,

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