Criminal Justice Worker - New Routes - Edinburgh

Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Criminal Justice Worker
New Routes Mentoring Service

Sacro defined pension scheme
31 days annual leave plus 6 public holidays

New Routes offers males serving short term custodial sentences a ‘through-the-gate’ mentoring and support service providing practical and emotional support to help them move back into the community and begin to build a life free of offending.

We currently have the opportunity for a full-time mentor to join our Edinburgh team.

The males referred to New Routes are matched with a mentor while in prison. The mentor will start to work with those referred to the service while they are in prison, to develop their independence and social skills, link to appropriate services, explore aspirations, identify goals, and put in place achievable steps to improve their quality of life. This support and advice continues after release from prison where mentors can accompany them* to appointments and advocate on their behalf where appropriate to help them with re-integration into their local community and to achieve stability.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of inter-agency working is essential. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is essential for these posts.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) is a requirement for this post.

*Please note that due to restrictions placed upon us by the COVID-19 virus, it is not possible to conduct interviews face to face. If you are short listed for interview, we will contact you to discuss how we propose to carry this out.

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Unique Reference Code
SCP 27 – 30, currently £25,364 - £28,077 per annum
Closing Date
4pm, Tuesday 20th April 2021
Interview Date
Monday 26th April 2021
Fixed term to 31st March 2022
Hours Per Week
Responsible To
Service Team Leader / Service Manager
Supervisory Responsibility‎
The post holder may have supervisory responsibility for sessional workers, volunteers and students