Sixty One/MentorMe: Project Liaison Officer (maternity cover)


MentorMe Project Liaison Officer – Maternity Cover – Starting January 2019. £23,500 pro-rata

Sixty-One, the Christian charity that runs the MentorMe mentoring project for people with criminal convictions is looking for a Project Liaison Officer 3.5 days a week for a maternity cover. The successful candidate will join a team that locates suitable mentees from within the local prison and community Probation settings, trains mentors who are located through the churches of Greater Bristol and then manages and supports the mentor-mentee relationship.

This position will involve managing and supervising a caseload of existing mentor-mentee relationships (both male and female) as well as generating and processing new mentoring referrals from the prison and community.  This role includes oversight of all of the women that MentorMe support and will require weekly visits to HMP Eastwood Park (women’s prison) to build relationships with potential mentees. As such you will need to be comfortable working in a predominantly female environment. You may also need to visit men’s prisons on occasion.

The role also involves delivering 3-4 training courses each year (alongside the Project Manager) to members of local churches, and then helping to assess individuals’ suitability for mentoring and process them as volunteers. As part of the team you will provide ongoing support and supervision to our 60+ volunteers, this will involve organising and delivering a number of events each year including additional training sessions and Celebration Meals.

You will also be needed to support any events that Sixty-One run, which are mostly focused on equipping the church community to better support ex-offenders.

You will be joining a small and friendly team (4 staff) and be based in our central Bristol office, as well as working in the prison and in the community. Excellent people skills, intuition, perseverance and problem solving are key qualities we will look for in this role as well as great presentation skills, a good attention to detail and ability to keep up-to-date records.

To apply please email requesting an application pack. The deadline for applications is 7th November. Interviews will be held at the end of November. A copy of the job description can be found here.