User Voice - Only Offenders Can Stop Re-Offending

NEW VACANCY: Prison Peer Navigator HMP Haverigg (Full-Time)

Prison Peer Navigator HMP Haverigg
£24,000 per annum, 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 Peer Navigator based in HMP Haverigg. The Peer Navigator will be responsible for delivering a peer led abstinence based recovery programme in the prison and creating links with the User Voice community peer navigators to support resettlement activities. A knowledge of abstinence-based recovery approaches to drug and alcohol addiction as a service-user is desirable ,preferably with direct experience of the criminal justice system. The ability and motivation to harness this experience positively, and a strong commitment to the values of User Voice are essential. A detailed working knowledge of safeguarding is also required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an innovative and growing charity. User Voice is looking for a dynamic, authentic and inspiring individual to join the delivery team, ideally (but not essential) a background in working with excluded 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 office based administrative work supporting the co-ordination, pre-planning and evaluation of programmes and leading the facilitation and support work with service users directly and linking them to the community based User Voice peer navigators.

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

Applicants for the abovementioned post should send a CV and a covering letter stating the applicant’s experience and suitability in relation to each point of the Person Specification here to Recruitment, 20 Newburn Street, London SE11 5PJ or send an email to 

Deadline for applications: 20th August 2014, Friday