Peer Support Coordinator – Criminal Justice Service

Salary:£21,715 plus £3,630 geographical allowance per annum
Hours:37.5 per week
Location:Old Street, EC1V 9BE

The Role

Together is an amazing place to work. And it’s not just because we’re one of the UK’s oldest and most respected mental health charities. It’s because we put the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do – supporting and enabling them to take control of their lives and make a positive contribution to the community.

An opportunity has become available for an individual to join Together’s Criminal Justice Directorate in an exciting new role as a Peer Support Co-ordinator. This role links closely with our Liaison and Diversion Service which aims to identify and work with people of all ages passing through the criminal justice system who have mental health needs and other vulnerabilities to support their access to appropriate services in the community.

The tasks will include recruiting, training, supporting and supervising a team of volunteer Peer Supporters; and working with staff, Peer Supporters and service users to develop peer support within Liaison and Diversion services in London. You will report to the Project Manager and receive specialist support from our Service User Involvement Directorate in the development of this new service. The candidate will work closely with our Community Link Workers and other Liaison and Diversion professionals.

The successful candidate must have personal lived experience of using the criminal justice system and mental distress themselves, and have good knowledge and understanding of peer support and service user leadership.

We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BME backgrounds.

 

How to apply

Before applying please read the Job Description and Person Specification and Guidance Notes.

To apply for this post, download the Application Form and send to:

Katerina Giakoumi: katerina-giakoumi@together-uk.org
Closing date: 12 noon, 1st September 2017

 

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check. To find out more, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. Together is committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. Charity No. 211091.