Post: Circles South East Circle Coordinator

Location:                             Surrey & Sussex Region

                                              Flexible Home & Office Arrangements

Reporting to:                      Senior Manager

Salary:                                  £34,773

Contract:                             Twelve month fixed term contract (potential to move to permanent contract following review).  Expenses paid, pension scheme available

Hours:                                  Full Time 35 Hours – Regular evening and some weekend work will be required

Circles South East is a Charity with nearly 20 years’ experience working in the field of sexual abuse.   We are a Public Protection Charity working for and with local communities across the South East and London regions.  Our primary purpose is to provide a comprehensive package of support to all whose lives have been impacted by sexual harm. Our vision is to become essentially a “one stop shop” for issues relating to sexual abuse, while at the same time embracing multi-agency working practices.

We provide a range of interventions to support both survivors and perpetrators in their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration, recognising that each person has a unique set of personal circumstances that will need a tailored response. Circles South East’s Community Hub addresses the problem of sexual abuse through parents’ child protection courses, victim support and family awareness programmes. We also provide a counselling and support service for survivors of sexual abuse. Our work is aimed at men and women who perpetrate sexual harm. We seek to achieve a reduction in abusive behaviour and an increase in pro-social, community integration by facilitating social inclusion. This is achieved by recruiting, training and supervising volunteers from the local community to provide mentoring, advice, guidance and pro-social modelling to men and women with who are leaving prison after long sentences and are at high risk of repeat offending.

Job Purpose

We are seeking to employ an individual with experience of the criminal justice system and a detailed understanding of risk assessments in a multi-agency context.  The successful applicant must have  experience of working with people who have sexually harmed and will be expected to develop and maintain effective partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies.  They will be responsible for the management and supervision of Circle volunteers and for coordinating information sharing and accountability between the Circle and partnership agencies.  Circle Coordinators are required to assess the suitability of potential service users for our services.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of the Circles SE Specialist Training Programme to external agencies. 

Please contact Grace Dale at our Didcot office on 01235 816050 for a job application pack and further information or alternatively please email your request to grace.dale@circlessoutheast.org.uk  

Closing date for applications:  18th May 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

Post: Circles South East Sessional Staff 

Location:  South East & London Region

Sessional staff required for the following roles: Circle Coordinators; External Training Delivery; Youth Service; Pilot Projects

Hours: Flexible Contract

Pay: £23 per hour

Circles South East is a Charity with nearly 20 years’ experience working in the field of sexual abuse. We are a Public Protection Charity working for and with local communities across the South East and London regions. Our primary purpose is to provide a comprehensive package of support to all whose lives have been impacted by sexual harm.  We provide a range of interventions to support both survivors and perpetrators in their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration, recognising that each person has a unique set of personal circumstances that will need a tailored response. We also delivery an extensive training package to other agencies dealing with the issues of sexual abuse.

Circles South East’s Community Hub addresses the problem of sexual abuse through parents’ child protection courses, victim support and family awareness programmes. We seek to achieve a reduction in abusive behaviour and an increase in pro-social, community integration by facilitating social inclusion. This is achieved by recruiting, training and supervising volunteers from the local community to provide mentoring, advice, guidance and pro-social modelling to men and women with who are leaving prison after long sentences and are at high risk of repeat offending. In addition to this we provide a community-based intervention for young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour to help them to desist from that behaviour. (Young people currently refers to ages 12 – 17) 

We are interested to hear from anyone with relevant experience and availability to support the core Circles team.  We are seeking experienced trainers and practitioners across the regions to provide sessional support to the charity.  An ability and level of experience at using Social Media, in particular Twitter would be beneficial, but not essential.

Please contact Jan Thompson, Contract Manager, on jan.thompson@circlessoutheast.org.uk or 01235 816050 for an informal discussion prior to making a formal application.

This is a rolling opportunity and there is no closing date for applications..