User Voice - Only Offenders Can Stop Re-Offending

NEW VACANCY: Programme Manager - Full Time (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)

Programme Manager – Full-Time (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
1 Year Fixed Term Post (Continuation subject to funding)
£20 000 - £25 000 depending on experience

User Voice exists to reduce reoffending by presenting the voice of offenders and ex-offenders to decision makers in the criminal justice system. They establish and support Prison, Probation, Youth and Community Councils; undertake projects which enable agencies to access and act upon the insights of offenders; and present the case for service user engagement to a wide range of key audiences. 

User Voice seeks to appoint a Full-Time Programme Manager with delivery taking place across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The Programme Manager will be responsible for delivering a range of User Voice programmes across youth and adult projects and continuing to develop the User Voice presence in this region. Experience of the criminal justice system and/or other associated agencies as a service user is desirable with the ability and motivation to harness this experience positively, and a strong commitment to the values of User Voice. A detailed working knowledge of safeguarding is also required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an innovative and growing charity. User Voice are looking for a dynamic, authentic and inspiring individual to join the delivery team, ideally (but not essential) a background in working with excluded young people and vulnerable adults is advantageous as is an ability to demonstrate how the post holders’ own life experience can support engagement work.  The post will require some desk based administrative work supporting the co-ordination, pre-planning and evaluation of programmes and leading the facilitation and support work with young people and adult service users directly.

User Voice welcome applications from ex-offenders and from all sections of the community regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.  User Voice are committed to Safe Working Practices across the organisation that promote the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Applicants for the post should send a CV and a statement of their suitability for the role to Recruitment, 20 Newburn Street, London SE11 5PJ or  The statement should set out the applicant’s experience and suitability in relation to each point of the Person Specification.

Download the job description here.

Deadline for applications: Friday 18th July 2014