Vacancy - Criminal Justice Outreach Support Workers x 2 - Exeter and North Devon Region

Hours: 21 hours per week (with some flexibility for more)
Pay: £23,000 pro rata
Fixed Term Contract: Until end of March 2020
Closing Date: Monday 10th December 9am
Interview Date: Monday 17th December 2018
Start Date: 17th January 2019
Induction Dates: 17th and 18th January 2019

Apply with a CV and covering letter (no more than 500 words) to

See Job Description and Person Specification below.(Additional posts are also advertised in Cornwall and Plymouth & Torbay).


Are you an experienced, trauma-informed, innovative and self-motivated support worker who has a passion for working with women who face multiple disadvantages?

Women in the criminal justice system report being ‘lost’ in a confusing system that does little to encourage them to access services. Devon and Cornwall Women’s Alliance Outreach Support Service Project is a trauma responsive outreach provision. This model enables women to overcome barriers, including rural isolation.

The newly formed Devon and Cornwall Women’s Alliance is a collaboration between The Women’s Centre Cornwall, The Sunflower Women’s Centre in Plymouth and Resilient Women, CoLab Exeter. 

We are launching our Outreach Support Service Project in January funded by The Ministry of Justice.

  1. To connect and coordinate support offers across Devon and Cornwall for women in or on the cusp of the Criminal Justice System who, in particular, have current or historical experience of domestic abuse, to improve access to information, guidance and support, ensure achievement of outcome goals and that recovery capability is maximised.
  2. To provide additional, trauma responsive, specialist outreach resources across our wide geographical reach to assist women in more rural areas to access support, sustain behaviour change and move forward to address their needs so the likelihood of offending or reoffending is reduced.

We are recruiting 6 practitioners; 2 in each region.

You will be a big part of a small team, where everyone takes a flexible and collaborative approach to work and is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable and marginalised women.

Like the Alliance, you will be passionate about changing entrenched social issues, and will respond by ‘doing things differently’. You will play an integral part of a team where everyone takes an energetic, flexible and collaborative approach to their work, and are committed to improving outcomes in society. 

It is essential that you have a car and a full clean driving licence.  Mileage will be paid.

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posted : 29-11-2018


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