Shine Mentor

Shine Mentor

Based in our Edinburgh office, covering Edinburgh and West Lothian areas. The post holder will provide intensive support to women in the criminal justice system, currently serving a prison sentence; remanded into custody or subject of a Community Payback Order and who choose to engage and work with Shine Women’s Mentoring Service. Support needs of women in the criminal justice system vary enormously, examples include: drug and alcohol misuse, experience of abusive and or exploitative relationships, physical and mental issues often alongside chaotic lifestyles resulting from past traumatic experiences. Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of working with women within it is desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is required along with experience of inter - agency working. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as work with Shine can present challenges for mentors.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

For an Application Pack and to apply online please visit

A valid driving licence and access to a car is essential for this post.

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

Eligible to join Sacro Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
31 days Annual leave and 6 Fixed Public Holidays

Unique Reference Code
SCP 27 – 30, currently £24, 867 – £27,526 per annum
Closing Date
12pm, Friday 17 May 2019
Interview Date
Wednesday 29 May 2019
Edinburgh & West Lothian
Fixed term until 31st March 2020
Hours Per Week
37.5 hours per week
Responsible To
Service Team Leader/Service Manager
Supervisory Responsibility‎
The post holder may have supervisory responsibility