We are a small but passionate team and believe that everyone, no matter their background, deserves the opportunity to learn to read.

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Current vacancies

Prison facilitator - HMP Send

Salary: 

£11,034

Shannon Trust are delighted to be working with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide peer-led literacy and numeracy programmes across a number of prisons. We now have the opportunity to provide a service at HMP Send. Working closely with the prison and their staff, people in prison, Shannon Trust volunteers and mentors, this post will lead the delivery and development of our literacy and numeracy programme at HMP Send, maximising opportunities for people in prison to learn to read.

Ideally you will have some experience of prison settings underpinned by the ability to build relationships and personal qualities that include resilience, determination and a problem-solving approach.

This role will be based on site at HMP Send, part-time 14 hours per week (2 days).

We welcome job applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and do not routinely ask for details of any criminal convictions. This role requires prison security clearance, so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.

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Job closes 8 July 2024 at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the week commencing the 15 July 2024 (online)

Programme Manager - south central

Salary: 

£36,050

Our 3 year strategy is working well with improvements and expansions to our delivery model, a renewed vision and mission and we want to continue to develop and grow. To support this, we are recruiting for a new programme manager to grow our programmes and contracts in our South-Central Region. This area covers prisons HMP Winchester, HMP Bullingdon, HMP Grendon, HMP Springhill, HMP Aylesbury, HMP Huntercombe, HMP Woodhill, HMP Isle of Wight and HMP Gurnsey. We are seeking proactive, committed, and enthusiastic applicants to join our team and help us continue our journey.

Working closely with people in prison, prison managers, Shannon Trust staff and volunteers you will ensure development of our criminal programmes maximising literacy and numeracy learning opportunities for people across a number of prisons and contracts in your area.

Ideally you will have some experience of prison settings, managing teams and contract performance, underpinned by the ability to build relationships and personal qualities that include resilience, determination and a problem-solving approach. We want to hear from applicants who can lead, drive performance and who are as committed to the cause as we are.

This is a home-based role which requires regular weekly travel across the South Central area to prisons and meetings (anticipated number of travel days are 2 days per week).

We welcome job applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and do not routinely ask for details of any criminal convictions. This role does require successful security vetting by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.

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Job closes 20 June 2024 5pm. Interviews to be held 27 June 2024 (online).

Reading support strategy lead - HMP Belmarsh

Salary: 

£32,834

Shannon Trust are delighted to be working with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide peer-led literacy and numeracy programmes across a number of prisons. We now have the opportunity to provide a service at HMP Belmarsh (subject to contract award). Working closely with the prison and their staff, people in prison, Shannon Trust volunteers and mentors, this post will lead the delivery and development of our literacy and numeracy programme at HMP Belmarsh, maximising opportunities for people in prison to learn to read.

Teaching qualification Level 2 or above is required for this role. Ideally you will have some experience of prison settings underpinned by the ability to build relationships and personal qualities that include resilience, determination and a problem-solving approach.

We welcome job applications from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and do not routinely ask for details of any criminal convictions. These roles do require prison security clearance, so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.

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Job closes 15 July 2024 at 5pm. Interviews are planned for 24 July (venue to be confirmed).

Volunteer opportunities

If you can’t see any current paid vacancies that are suited to your skills, but would like to support Shannon Trust in another way, please read about our current volunteer opportunities.

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