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Programme Facilitator - Probation Services (Bristol)

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Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Division (BGSW) is part of the KSS CRC Probation. We provide a broad range of probation services for adult offenders on community orders or licenses. We focus on quality of practice to reduce re-offending, improve the safety of the communities we serve and improve the life chances of those within the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Division (BGSW)  criminal justice system.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) is a high performing community rehabilitation company delivering a range of rehabilitation and offender management. We are committed to engaging and collaborating with our service users and our local communities.


KSS CRC, part of the Seetec Group, has probation divisions in Wales; Dorset, Devon and Cornwall; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.


Our dedicated and established Programmes Team is responsible for delivering a suite of accredited HMPPS Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programmes which meet the needs of our service users.  The programmes cover topics such as domestic abuse, anger management, thinking skills, substance misuse and challenging behaviour.


Our Programme Facilitators deliver a range of group work programmes and courses aimed at supporting individuals to change negative behaviours and patterns of thinking. This excellent opportunity involves working with low, medium and high risk service users. There will be some 1:1 work but most of the work is carried out in a group setting. You will be given full training as part of the role and become qualified to deliver cognitive behavioral groups.


Please note the majority of programmes are run during the evening on weekdays (until 10pm) and on Saturday mornings.  You would work 37 hours a week adjusted to meet the demands of our delivery schedule.

Key Responsibilities
  • Train and deliver group work programmes
  • Participate in the preparation and planning of programmes
  • Provide post programme reports on service users’ progress
  • Provide guidance on service users’ suitability to undertake a group work programme.
  • Contribute to the review of programmes including content and the skills required to deliver these programmes.


For more information on the role a full job description can be found at:


Skills and Experience

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A background in running groups / facilitation / group counselling or a high level of domestic abuse awareness.
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and flexibly with others both on a 1:1 basis and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with a co-worker to deliver programmes
  • Ability to maintain an adequate level of discipline and control so that learning can take place within the group.
  • Ability and willingness to challenge other people, including service users inappropriate behaviour appropriately.


The Ideal candidate will be experienced in:

  • Running Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes or General Offending Behaviour Programmes
  • Experience of teaching/training/tutoring groups


If you are looking for a rewarding career working with a diverse and sometimes challenging client group apply now!

Additional Information

Salary: £22,924 per annum plus unsocial hours pay enhancements – Saturdays premium payment of 50% and evening working premium payment of 30%.
For example If the working pattern included four evenings per week the starting salary would be £25,154 per annum.

Location: Bristol

Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week. There is an expectation that operational staff work regular weekday evenings (until 10pm) and on Saturdays to support service users without jeopardising their employment. Part time opportunities also available working evenings and weekends.

Closing Date: 30th April 2020

Benefits: 27 days annual leave Pension, Competitive Salary, Optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24 hour counselling service, Cycle to Work Scheme


Following recent developments from COVID 19 you may see a delay in receiving feedback or interviews being schedule. Unfortunately we have no control over time restraints and will be in touch as soon as possible.


KSS CRC  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.

Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway.  Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”

KSS CRC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you require assistance with your application or an alternative format please contact the recruitment team on  01702 201070