NIACRO works to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities.
We now wish to appoint:
Senior Practitioner - Employment Rights Specialist (Disclosures)
“Working Well” is NIACRO’s employment support programme for people with convictions (in the community and prison) funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
The Employment Rights Specialist (Disclosures) will advise Working Well staff, employers, training providers, FE colleges and other relevant bodies regarding disclosure of criminal convictions and relevant legislation, thereby tackling discriminatory practices and increasing Working Well participants’ chances of securing employment.
The post holder will also support participants facing particular employment barriers, manage Working Well’s Disclosure Helpline and supervise the Employment and Training Link Officer.
1. A minimum of two years’ experience of managing and developing staff including work planning, supervision/support and appraisal . (Preferably within the past 5 years).
2. Diploma level qualification in relevant discipline (Minimum NVQ Level 4 or equivalent). E.g. Leadership & Management, Advice and Guidance; Working with Offending Behaviour.
3. Good interpersonal presentation, organisational, written and communication skills.
4. Experience in delivering complex information within training/presentations to a variety of audiences.
5. Experience of interagency working, networking and managing relationships to build effective partnerships.
6. The ability to maintain concise and accurate records and produce reports.
7. Competence in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook etc. and databases packages.
8. A valid driving license and access to a car appropriate for the post. (Consideration will be given to candidates, who because of a disability, cannot hold a driving license but they must have access to a mode of transport that allows them to fulfil the duties of the post).
1. Experience of providing specialist advice.
2. Knowledge of the Criminal Justice Sector and experience of providing support to people involved in that system.
3. Experience of supervision and support of volunteers.
NB: To secure an interview all the essential criteria must be clearly demonstrated. If required, desirable criteria may be applied when shortlisting.
Salary: NJC Scale -Starting at PT 32 £28,48
Hours: 35hr PW – some flexibility of hours/days of work will be required to include evening and weekend work.
Duration: March 2022 (Subject to Funding)
Working base: NIACRO’s Belfast City Centre offices with extensive travel
NIACRO is committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants including those with criminal convictions. Information about criminal convictions is requested to assist the selection process and will be taken into account only when the conviction is considered relevant to the role”. Any disclosure will be considered in the context of the job description, the nature of the offence and the responsibility for the care of existing service users, volunteers and employees.
Further information on Access NI and a copy of NIACRO’s Disclosure Policy is available on request.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 2:00pm on 2nd May 2018
Interviews will be held between 9th and 11th May 2018
For further details please click on the APPLY BUTTON.
NIACRO is an Equal Opportunities Employer