Shine Mentor - Shine Women's Mentoring Service - Edinburgh & West Lothian

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Shine Women’s Mentoring Service
Edinburgh and West Lothian
Shine Mentor

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

The post holder will operate in Edinburgh and West Lothian providing 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.

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.

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, Monday 13th December 2021
Interview Date
Friday 17th December 2021
Edinburgh & West Lothian
Fixed term until 31st March 2022 with the potential to extend subject to funding
Hours Per Week