Vacancy for Female Residential Probation Assistant (Nights)

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Location Bedford (Town Centre)
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday - Sunday
Working Times Between 8.00 pm and 8.00 am
Shift Pattern night shifts on flexible rota
Working Hours per Week 42
Pay Rate c. £23,000 plus overtime
Job Reference VE/10081

Working as part of a team, you’ll help to provide 24-hour support to residents at an Approved Premises (AP) including welfare, training, counselling, security and health & safety.

Your main aim will be to provide assistance and supervision to offenders in a residential probation premises, to ensure that residents, visitors, colleagues and the fabric of the building are kept safe and secure.   You’ll engage with residents, assisting with a range of issues including supervision of meal-times, supporting the client employees throughout the shift, undertaking first-aid and responding appropriately to antisocial behaviour.

Health, safety and security are critical and by maintaining an active presence throughout your shift, you will ensure compliance to AP rules, policies and procedures.   You will also monitor fire, security and building systems, recording and escalating any matters of concern to your manager.

With a commitment to equality and inclusion, and a caring approach, to succeed in this role you will also need:

  • Experience of working with a diverse range of people who have experienced a range of social or personal difficulties
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good IT and administration skills
  • Awareness of health and safety issues
  • Understanding of factors related to offending – e.g. substance use, mental health

As this role involves undertaking activities designated by the Home Office as within the private security industry, the successful candidate will be required to have the relevant Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.   

You will also need to be able to pass an enhanced criminal record check and be compliant with other pre-employment security and vetting checks including five years referenceable history.

Please note:  this role is based in a women-only premises, and there is a genuine occupational requirement for the job-holder to be female.