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

At Shannon Trust, we value great people that work hard and have the skills and abilities to make a difference. Our employee benefits package puts you front and centre, so you feel valued working with us.

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Current vacancies

Reading and Numeracy Support Specialist - HMP Frankland

Salary: 

£27,584

Shannon Trust are delighted to be working with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide peer-led learning programmes at HMP Frankland. 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 Full Sutton, 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 Frankland, full-time 35 hours 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 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 14 March 2024 at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the 21 March (online).

Prison facilitator - HMP Garth

Salary: 

£27,584

Shannon Trust are delighted to be working with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide peer-led learning programmes at HMP Garth (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 prison based reading and numeracy programme, 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 the prison full time, 35 hours 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 requires prison security clearance, so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.

Find out more and applyClick here to find out more

Job closes 26 February 2024 at 5pm.  Interviews are planned for 4 March (online).

Prison facilitator - HMP Whatton

Salary: 

£11,034 (£27,584 FTE)

Shannon Trust are delighted to be working with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide peer-led learning programmes at HMP Whatton. Working closely with each prison and their staff, people in prison, Shannon Trust volunteers and mentors, this post will lead the delivery and development of our prison based reading and maths programme, 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 Whatton, part-time 14 hours 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 requires prison security clearance, so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.

Find out more and applyClick here to find out more

Job closes 10 March 2023 at 5pm. Interviews are planned for 15 March (online).

Prison facilitator - HMP Brinsford

Salary: 

£27,584

Shannon Trust are delighted to be working with His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to provide peer-led learning programmes at HMP Brinsford (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 prison based reading and numeracy programme, 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 the prison full time, 35 hours 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 requires prison security clearance, so we will need to ask for details of any relevant criminal convictions before an offer of employment is finalised.

Find out more and applyClick here to find out more

Job closes 4 March 2024 at 5pm.  Interviews are planned for week commencing 11 March (online).

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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