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

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).

Prison facilitator - HMP Onley

Salary: 

£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 Onley. 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 Onley, 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 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. 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 17 June at 5pm. Interviews will take place week commencing 24 June (online).

Prison facilitator - HMP Bedford and HMP Littlehey

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 Bedford and HMP Littlehey. 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 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 is a full time role and will be split between 2 sites with 2 days at HMP Littlehey and 3 days at HMP Bedford. Part time positions may be considered.

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 9 June at 5pm. Interviews are planned for 18 June 2024 (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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