Mentor (FBD NW)

Position: Mentor x 3

Location: Remote First – Prison/Community and Home Based

Salary: £23,690 + excellent benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible working)

Status: Fixed term to 31 March 2025

The opportunity

The Ministry of Justice is procuring a service to support people in prison and people on probation with their financial wellbeing. We will work hand in hand with probation/prison staff to support people access the financial support they need, engage with relevant services, manage and coordinate their debts, budget better, and access the right benefits. Financial wellbeing is an issue for over half of people on probation or in prison and the delivery of this service will be pivotal in improve outcomes for vulnerable people who need our support.

This contract will supplement and compliment the existing 17 Ministry of Justice contracts we deliver across England and Wales.

To ensure we are fully staffed for contract commencement on 1 September, we are advertising these vacancies now. The successful tenderer will be announced in early June and this role is advertised subject to us being awarded the contract.

You will play a key role in helping the Wise Group to increase our impact in our Justice work.  Ensuring people entering and leaving the justice system receive the necessary support to help them manage their own finance, benefit and debt needs which is essential to their rehabilitation and integration back into the community.  This builds upon the work we already do across Personal Wellbeing, Women and Accommodation services.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is customer focused and values working with people who may be challenging and have complex needs.  If you enjoy making a positive difference to someone’s life then this is the role for you.

Please see the full role profile for further information.

Who are we?

The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise which is proud to be making a difference to people’s lives. We’re proud because we help people to find jobs, provide advice to people struggling to heat their homes and support people to find their feet following time in prison. To do this, the Wise Group works in partnership with everyone from large businesses to national and local government and third sector organisations who provide essential specialist support to our customers. Together, we’re greater than the sum of our parts.

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

  • Remote First – we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from those requiring flexibility.
  • 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
  • Your birthday off
  • Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme
  • Sick pay rising to 26 weeks full pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Care Plan
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Daily online sessions to encourage positive wellbeing
  • 3 volunteering days
  • Furniture allowance for new starts
  • And more!

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on our website.

Your cover letter should highlight your experience in line with the requirements of the role and the reasons why you are the right person for the team.

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.

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.

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