Mentor – Wise Choices Partnership


The Wise Group together with the Scottish Prison Service, Turning Point Scotland, SAMH and Families Outside, supported by funding from the Big Lottery, has established the Wise Choices Partnership which provides a mentoring service for almost 400 male offenders within HMP Barlinnie and HMP Low Moss. This service supports individuals with an identified need relating to mental health and/or addictions.


We are looking to recruit individuals who can provide advice and support to offenders using a mentoring approach. We are looking for passionate and driven individuals who can encourage, support and prepare clients for release from prison and facilitate successful reintegration into the community, this would include arranging help with housing, debt, benefits, addictions, mental health and family relationships. In addition, your networking and relationship building skills will be paramount in identifying and accessing additional support services that can complement your work, and further support your customers on their journey of change.


You may well have a previous offending background and spent some time in prison. If so, now is the chance to put this experience to good use and become a Mentor.


A full driving licence and the use of a car would be advantageous as there is some travelling involved in this post.


Please see the Role Profile for full details of the experience required for this role.


Position:             Mentor – Wise Choices Partnership

Reference:         M/WC/51

Hours:                35 hours per week

Salary:               Circa £21,000 depending on experience + excellent benefits

Location           Glasgow area

Status:              Fixed Term to 31 March 2020




We believe that to achieve our vision, all Wise Group colleagues must demonstrate on a daily basis, the behaviours which underpin our core values. We therefore invest and take time to recruit the right colleagues, knowing that this impacts on our culture which in turn delivers excellent results and outcomes for our valued customers.


The Wise Group provides an inclusive and supportive working environment and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:


  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Public Holidays) plus one additional day for every completed year of employment up to a maximum of an additional five days
  • Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • We are a family friendly employer and we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from employees requiring flexibility.




The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 September 2019.

To apply please complete the online application form available here.

Family Friendly Working Scotland – We promote a flexible and family friendly working culture.

Armed Forces Covenant – We are an armed forces-friendly organisation.  We seek to support the employment of veterans and current or previous members of the reserve forces.

Disability Confident – The Disability Confident scheme supports us to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to our workplace.If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online please call 0141 303 3131.

Disability Confident Employer

The Wise Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a proud member of the Disability Confident scheme. As users of the scheme we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.