Project Worker, Family Matters – closing date 18 March 2019

Thames Valley Partnership is an established registered charity of 25 years operating a range of support programmes across the three Thames Valley counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

We are now seeking to appoint a Project Worker to join our Family Matters Programme, working to support the families and significant friends of people who have been imprisoned or are involved in serious offending. This particular programme is now being supported and expanded by a generous 3 year grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. Family, children and friends of those imprisoned are often the hidden victims of crime, facing multiple problems and isolated from sources of help and support. Extensive research however suggests that targeted interventions can not only improve their situation, but can also reduce the risk of intergenerational offending and help prisoners sustain positive family relationships, a key factor in their future rehabilitation.

The role

Reporting to the Family Matters Programme Manager, you will offer information, support and advice in the Court setting and HM Prison Visiting Centres and also accept referrals for family casework support from the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company and other agencies. Good partnership work is crucial to the role and there will be opportunities to innovate and contribute to the development of new interventions. You will support the delivery of the Family Matters Programme providing community-based support to the children, families and significant friends of offenders and prisoners at all stages of the Criminal Justice system. You will work strategically with programme partners to break the cycle of criminality and to improve access to support for families and children of offenders and prisoners within Thames Valley.

The role can be based in the Partnership offices in Aston Sanford, Bucks HP17 8JB or may be home based, and requires travel across the Thames Valley region.

Ideally full time (37.5 hours a week), however, applicants only able to work part-time would also be considered.

Working from home
Postholder needs own transport
Contract type
Full timePart timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Berkshire and neighbouring counties
Bron Jones - Communications Manager
Main contact telephone
01844 202 001
How to apply

Please see the full Job Description and Application Form which is posted on the Partnership website.

Open for applications from
21 February 2019
Closing date for applications
18 March 2019
Scheduled interview date
22 March 2019
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course