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

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

Join a dedicated team working towards a future where everyone can experience the positive impact of learning. Find the perfect opportunity for you.

Prison facilitator - HMP The Mount

Salary: 

£16,550 (£27,584 FTE)

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 The Mount. 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 The Mount, 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 The Mount, part-time 21 hours per week (3 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 25 July 2024 at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the 30 July 2024.

Prison facilitator - bank staff (north region)

Salary: 

£116 per day

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. To ensure the continuation of our programmes during times of staff absence, we are now seeking to recruit a prison facilitator on a bank working basis to work across the north region. Working closely with prisons and their staff, people in prison, Shannon Trust volunteers and mentors, this post will support with the delivery and development of our literacy and numeracy programme in the north region, 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 quickly and personal qualities that include resilience, determination and a problem-solving approach. You will also have a willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice, to provide short or long term cover within the region including some overnight stays.

This role will be prison-based. This is a bank role and so the number of days to be worked will vary and are not guaranteed.

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 29 July 2024 at 5pm.  Interviews are planned for 8 August (online).

Prison facilitator - HMP Featherstone

Salary: 

£27,584

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 Featherstone. 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 New Featherstone, 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.

The role is based at HMP Featherstone and is a full-time position, 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. 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 19 July 2024 at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 22 July 2024.

Prison facilitator - HMP New Hall

Salary: 

£27,584

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 New Hall. 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 New Hall, 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.

The role is based at HMP New Hall and is a full-time position, 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. 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 19 July at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 22 July 2024.

Prison facilitator - HMP Leicester

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 Leicester. 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 Leicester, 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 prison-based and is offered on a fixed term basis ending in December 2024 with the potential for extension into permanent contract.

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 21 July at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the 25 July 2024.

Prison facilitator - HMP Isle of Wight

Salary: 

£27,584

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 Isle of Wight. 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 Isle of Wight, 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.

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 18 July at 5pm. Interviews are planned for the 25 July 2024.

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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