Job Description.

Job Title: Enso Coordinator, Sussex (but with travel to other SE regions including Kent and on occasion Surrey – see below)
Location: Remote working role – to be based from home with travel across Sussex and often Kent for project delivery. The role may also require travel across Surrey on occasion, as well as travel to the Central Administration Office in Didcot for team
meetings/training as necessary.

Reporting to: Senior Manager

Salary Range: £31,191 – £33,920 pro-rata

Contract: Twelve month fixed term contract (with potential for extension/permanent contract) Expenses paid, pension scheme available

Hours: Part Time: 21 hours(with potential to increase – to be discussed at interview)
Regular evening and some weekend work will be required

Job Purpose: Circles South East is an award-winning community-based charity working closely with Police and Probation as part of a multi-agency strategy to reduce sexual and inter-personal violence.

We are seeking an individual with experience of working with sexual/violent offenders in a community setting to work as an Enso Coordinator. Enso Mentoring is delivered in collaboration with NHS/NPS as part of their Intensive Integrated Risk Management Service (IIRMS). This service is for individuals who have been screened into the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway and have been identified as needing significant support to enable them to reduce the risk they pose and resettle safely. The IIRMS project, known as Sussex Chiron, aims to provide a psychosocially informed intervention and Enso Mentoring is one of the options for them.

The successful applicant will be required to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to work with people assessed as posing a high risk of risk sexual/violent harm to enable and support safe community reintegration. The Coordinator will empower volunteers to deliver practical and emotional mentoring support to people experiencing significant difficulties in resettlement and interpersonal relationships.

The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain effective partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies. They will also be responsible for coordinating information sharing and accountability between the Enso group and partnership agencies. Enso Coordinators are also required to assess the needs of ex-offenders to ensure an appropriately tailored service is designed and delivered.

All our staff work as a team to deliver a range of services and we aim to recruit individuals who will actively contribute towards developing interventions which underpin the charity’s aim to provide a holistic resource within the community. Therefore we welcome flexibility, enthusiasm and innovation.

This Coordinator role will be mainly responsible for Enso delivery across Sussex, with frequent support being offered to the running of the Enso service in Kent in support of the existing Coordinator for this area. It is also likely that some time will be spent developing the pilot for launch in Surrey. The post-holder will work flexibly to provide support for other projects running in Kent and Sussex (such as Circles of Support and Accountability) as required.

Enso Mentoring is a pilot project, therefore the post-holder will be required to work with the Senior Manager to complete project evaluation and development.

Key Relationships: The post holder will be line managed by the Senior Manager.
The post holder will develop and maintain links with professionals and other voluntary and community agencies in their region. Enso Co-ordinators are required to work flexibly and in close partnership with other team members. The Senior Manager will provide line management for the post and work closely with the post holder
to develop the pilot project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work closely with the Enso Senior Manager and other Coordinators and to attend regular team meetings
  • To promote and develop awareness of the project amongst service-users and staff in statutory agencies in particular Police, Probation and Prison services
  • To assist in the ongoing recruitment of suitable volunteers
  • To train, support and supervise volunteers taking part in the project
  • To establish and maintain Enso mentoring interventions.
  • To manage the project in a specific geographical location and coordinate information sharing and accountability between the project and partnership agencies.
  • To work in close partnership with appropriate IIRMS staff and MAPPA agencies to identify, assess and induct suitable individuals.
  • To develop and maintain effective partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • To attend MAPPA meetings at Level 2 and 3 where appropriate and contribute to ongoing risk assessment/management.
  • To record and maintain case files and to provide regular written reports to professionals, with proper attention to confidentiality and data protection
  • To contribute to project evaluation and development of the pilot
  • To attend training events as appropriate
  • To work closely with the wider team at Circles South East to promote and develop the work of the charity.

Person Specification:

  • Relevant professional qualification and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment, treatment and management of sexual/violent offenders and individuals with complex needs/Personality Disorders.
  •  Experience and understanding of risk assessment in a multi-agency context.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety best practice.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present ideas clearly both orally and in writing to a wide variety of people.
  • Non-judgmental approach with a clear understanding of and focus on the principles of Desistance.
  • Strong communicator with the experience of dealing with people with complex needs on a one to one and/or group basis.
  • Confident and assertive individual with the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Networking, negotiation and liaison skills.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults.
  • Case Management Skills.
  • Understanding of equality and diversity matters.
  • IT literacy including use of office packages.
  • Willingness to work flexibly, including evening and weekend work, and able to travel across a large geographical area as required.
  • Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car for use in connection
    with business purposes.


  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers.
  • Familiarity with MAPPA.
  • Group work experience.
  • Experience in the preparation and delivery of training.


Additional Information:
The Charity’s main office base is in Didcot, but the post-holder will mainly work remotely across their allocated geographical area. Home working will be required when not attending meetings/appointments.

The post-holder will be expected to meet with colleagues regularly and to attend a mandatory regular team meeting plus any other team events scheduled throughout the year, which usually take place in Didcot. It is necessary for the Enso Coordinator to have a driving licence and use of a car. Mileage rates will be paid.

Regular evening and some weekend work is required, for which time off in lieu is provided.

The successful candidate will be expected to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply: Please contact Grace Dale at our Didcot office on 01235 816050 for further information and/or an application form or alternatively please email your request to info@circlessoutheast.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 16th November 2020
Interview Dates: TBC