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We are looking for a part-time Project Support Officer to join our Prisons team. Flexible working requests are welcomed for this fixed term maternity cover post.
- Ewell, Surrey
- Part-time (21 hours per week) - 10 month FTC
- £15,961 pro-rata per annum (FTE £26,600) depending on experience + competitive benefits
A little about the role...
We are looking for a project support officer to support the delivery of the work that Samaritans does in prisons through its renowned peer support scheme, the Listener scheme. You will be supporting volunteers to deliver a high quality and consistent approach to running Listener schemes and will be coordinating and contributing to specific projects relating to the ongoing development and improvement of the scheme.
In this role, you will be office-based but will visit prisons as and when needed to provide support to volunteers and Listeners.
We are looking for someone with experience of supporting the delivery of projects, with good written and communication skills to prepare papers and communication materials. You also need excellent interpersonal skills to provide first-line advice and support to volunteers.
You will be part of our prisons team, and you will have the opportunity to work with Samaritans staff and volunteers, prison staff, and prisoners, to help improve the way Samaritans engages with and supports those in the criminal justice system.
Former Listeners and others with lived experience of prison are encouraged to apply.
If you're interested in finding out more about the role please read the attached job description as set out below.
At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.
You’ll be based at our friendly head office on a beautiful millpond in Ewell, Surrey. Just a 30-minute train journey from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, 3 well being days, flexible working, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.
Interested candidates should submit their CV and a covering letter outlining their motivations for applying and how they meet each of the role criteria as set out in the JD to [email protected] no later than 9.00 am on Tuesday 18th February 2020.