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Senior Probation Officer

Job Description

Senior Probation Officer

Service care solutions is a market leading recruitment company, specialising in the probation sector recruiting for numerous roles across the country with a wide range of opportunities.
All our roles are temporary contracts, below is a summary of the roles that we offer.

Full time - Senior Probation officer via agency.

LOCATION: Southampton
HOURS: 37 hours per week.
PAY RATE: £26.48 - £28.23 (Experience depending)

Full Job Description

Depending on the role, work may include:

  • Managing the stand alone UPW practitioner team
  • Ensure delivery of effective Offender Management by the team to achieve high standards of public protection and a reduction in re-offending.
  • Operational partnership working in the Probation Delivery Unit, criminal justice, and public protection systems.
  • Management of the activities in the team to ensure effective distribution, completion, and monitoring of activity to achieve operational and strategic goals.
  • Implementation of policy and practice instructions in the team to deliver high standards of performance.
  • Ensuring the team works effectively together to deliver and record high performance
  • Working with partners to ensure effective multi agency action on individual cases and to meet specific local requirements
  • Manage all activity within the team to meet standards and conform to National Policy.
  • The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Essential Requirements

  1. Possession of a Probation Qualification Framework Graduate Diploma/ Honours Degree in Community Justice integrated with Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice, or a recognised qualification by the Secretary of State for Justice as per Section 10 of the Offender Management Act 2007.
  2. Evidence of working for a recognised provider of probation services in the last 5 years.
  3. Experience of working at Manager level including day to day people and performance management.
  4. Experience of contributing directly to public protection through multi-agency arrangements and individual case work review, discussion, and feedback.
  5. Experience of managing/supporting change and effecting improvements in quality and efficiency.
  6. Experience of using and maintaining Probation Service computer-based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales - NDelius and OASys.
  7. Experience of ability to implement health and safety policies.
  8. In depth knowledge of the operational standards, good practice and policies within Offender Management including risk assessment and management, and public protection requirements.
  9. Knowledge and understanding of the factors which influence engagement with victims.
  10. Committed to implementing anti-discriminatory policy and practice, and championing diversity and inclusiveness both internally and externally
  11. Understanding of the role of the Probation Service in the Criminal Justice System and in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  12. Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies.
  13. Proven organisational skills including the ability to meet deadlines.