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We are looking for a project support officer to support the delivery of Samaritans’ services in prison.
- Ewell, Surrey
- FTC, full time
- Circa £23k per annum + competitive benefits
About the role/person
The chosen candidate will support the delivery of a new pilot project which aims to reduce the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons by tackling the impact of exposure to suicide. The pilot will introduce a planned, evidence-based intervention to support the prison community to cope following an attempted or suspected suicide. This project has been funded as part of the Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Innovation Grants programme and is delivered in partnership with HMPPS and Nottingham Trent University (NTU). In addition, you will be supporting volunteers and prison staff to deliver a high quality and consistent approach to running Listener schemes, a renowned peer support scheme.
You will be part of our prisons team and 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. You will be office-based but will visit prisons as and when needed to provide support to prison staff, volunteers and Listeners.
We are looking for someone with experience of supporting the delivery of projects, with good written and organisational skills to prepare papers and communication materials. You also need excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide first-line advice and support to volunteers and prison staff. Former Listeners and others with lived experience of prison are encouraged to apply.
Please note this is a 1-year fixed term contract role.
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.
The post is based in Ewell, Greater London; 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon.
Please download and read the full job description, post benefits form and application form below. Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 9am on 24 April 2019. First interviews will be held on Thursday 2 May. Note second interviews may be held on 9 May.
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