About the role
Do you have excellent practical skills and would like to put them to good use?
Are you keen to support children to engage in positive pursuits?
If you do, then you might be really well-suited to Reparation Work!
The East Sussex Youth Justice Service (YJS) are seeking a Reparation Worker to join our fantastic Reparation Team, supporting children to repair harm caused to victims of crime and undertaking reparation projects that give back to the local community.
Reparation projects include, but are not limited to, site clearance, woodwork, art, crafting, gardening and other DIY projects. The YJS also work closely with local charities to provide children with the opportunity to give back to the community. This involves undertaking a variety of bespoke practical tasks on location and within the YJS Offices in Eastbourne and Hastings.
‘As a reparation worker, you will have highly interactive and varied days working countywide leading young people in taking part in positive work giving back to the community’, Rob, Reparation Worker
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
- a passion for, and experience with, practical work, such as (but not limited to) DIY and/or gardening
- an interest in supporting others in undertaking practical tasks
- experience of working with children and be keen to see them succeed
The role does require transporting children to placements so a full, clean UK driving licence is a must, along with access to a suitable vehicle.
The contract is full-time and the hours of work are flexible around the clients so you must be able to work some late evenings and Saturdays.
The post will be based at either our office in Hampden Park, Eastbourne or our office in central Hastings, working with children from around the county.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
Reparation work is rewarding through supporting children to find positive outcomes through practical tasks and giving back to their community.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application read the instructions carefully and be sure to address how you meet the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. In particular, focus on the following:
- Understanding of community reparation in the context of youth justice
- Proven practical skills, such as DIY/Gardening and/or experience in and confidence with carrying out practical tasks
- Organisational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
- Ability to relate effectively to children
- Risk-assessment skills and an understanding of Health and Safety relating to the use of tools and materials
Applicants must provide details of their practical experience in their application.
Shortlisting date: Monday 27 November 2023
Interviews will take place in-person on Monday 4 December 2023 at the YJS Office, 10 Brodrick Close, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9NQ.
For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Restorative Justice and Volunteer Coordinator, Helen Sanderson at email@example.com.
For work that makes a difference
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.