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Probation Officer / Criminal Justice Social Worker (Chatham)

Job Role

Are you a talented and driven Probation Officer looking for a new challenge?

Or a Social Worker looking to utilise your skills and experience in the criminal justice sector?

KSS CRC is a leading provider of rehabilitation services and as a high performing CRC we have a strong commitment to performance and quality. We deliver a range of services to our service users designed to stop reoffending and prevent the harm caused to communities by crime. With a strong ethos for service user engagement we work in collaboration with the people and communities we serve.


KSS CRC’s varied range of services are delivered with the service user at the heart of what we do. Our services include working in prisons to prepare people for release, working with people serving sentences in the community, delivering group work programmes, Community Payback and specialist interventions to address domestic abuse behaviour, employment and accommodation needs. We are also commissioned to provide services which help to prevent offending before people enter the criminal justice system.


We are passionate about finding innovative ways to help our service users change and offer our practitioners the freedom and flexibility to find the right solution for those they are working with. We are always developing new ways of working which support our staff and service users along the rehabilitation journey.

Key Responsibilities

This role offers you the opportunity to work with our most complex service users to develop a detailed understanding of their offending and needs, then deliver on plans to improve their circumstances and behaviour. A strong background in risk assessment and the delivery of behaviour change interventions is essential to this role. You will be a leading member of the team utilising your probation officer or social work qualification to develop interventions and lend expertise in managing risk of harm. Our practitioners have the opportunity to work in specialist areas such as domestic abuse, resettlement following custody and with female service users.


A driven, innovative and collaborative approach to work is essential. You must be committed to providing a high quality of service alongside the ability to work in a performance driven environment. The role is highly varied and often exciting whilst also requiring patience and dedication to achieve long term goals. The role also provides the opportunity to work in a multi-agency context to ensure that our service users and potential victims are safeguarded and the services they need are obtained from a range of partners.


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

Skills and Experience

• Suitably qualified practitioners who inspire positive change every day
• You need to be passionate about assisting service users to make a real change to their lives
• Able to motivate others and engage with service users, finding solutions to the problems they experience
• Ability to build positive relationships with service users and our partnership agencies
• Be empathetic, caring, resilient and determined
• Be willing to contribute to the development of our service and the teams you are a part of
• Be able to learn and develop, while effectively utilising the support of your manager and colleagues to achieve results
• Be highly flexible and able to travel in the local area as required

Additional Information


Salary: £30,208 to £37,174 per annum, dependent on experience

Probation Officers working for the National Probation Service are welcomed to apply as a secondment opportunity until June 2021


Location: Chatham

If you are interested in other locations please email your cv to tracey.fuller@ksscrc.co.uk so we can alert you when we are recruiting again.


Hours: This role currently requires you to work Monday to Friday and up to two evening each week. Applications for part time working are welcome please provide details in your cover letter. We are open to flexible working arrangements to meet the demands of the role and your personal life.


Closing Date: 30th Novmeber 2020

With the continuing situation with COVID 19 all interviews are being conducted using Skype.


Benefits: 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, competitive Salary, optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24 hour counselling service, Cycle to Work Scheme and membership of the Probation Institute.


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 07734 365855 or 01702 201070.