User Voice - Only Offenders Can Stop Re-Offending

NEW VACANCY: Assistant Programme Manager (Manchester) - Full-Time

Assistant Programme Manager – Full time (Manchester)
1 Year Fixed Term Post (Continuation subject to funding)
Up to £18K 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. We 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 Assistant Programme Manager based in Manchester. The Assistant Programme Manager will be responsible for delivering a range of User Voice programmes across youth and adult projects and developing the User Voice presence in Manchester and the North West. 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.

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 those involved in the criminal justice system 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 mostly young people but also with 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 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 above post should send a CV and a statement of their suitability for the role to: or by post to User Voice, 20 Newburn Street, London SE11 5PJThe 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: 5pm, Friday 31st August 2014