LIVED EXPERIENCE CONSULTANT/engagement team member hybrid role
We are currently recruiting for a full-time position in the Newcastle area.
The role will be split between HMP Northumberland and working across the North-East in the community.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an innovative and growing charity. We are looking for dynamic, authentic, and inspiring individuals to join our team.
At the national level there is a crucial need for insights from people with lived experience of crime, addiction and homelessness to inform system reform as this voice is often absent. At the same time User Voice has an unrivalled and significant footprint across the country engaging with the hardest to reach people, through elected and trained service users who can provide the information to fill this void.
There is no one better placed to identify what works or what doesn’t, and to be part of identifying the solution than people with current and recent experience of the system. More significantly, there has never been a time when it has been more important and timelier that service users are given the platform to be heard, and to be part of transforming services and systems.
Our work is led by people with lived experience of prison or probation and our research is designed and conducted by Peer Researchers. We use what we find to influence and implement change within the system.
The successful candidate will be results and outcome-orientated with knowledge of the criminal justice sector and a have their own lived experience. We are looking for passionate and motivated staff willing to go above and beyond!
This role involves a significant amount of remote working on the front-line role, delivering research, consultations, and other service user engagement activities.
WHAT'S on OFFER
- Full induction and training into the role
- Permanent contract
- Up to £28,000 depending on experience
- 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
- Applicants must be 6-12 months clear from license as they will be expected to draw keys at HMP Northumberland