Volunteering Opportunity - Court Volunteer, Introduction: Our Court Service provides support to families who have a loved one going through a trial or sentencing. We operate at numerous crown and magistrates courts throughout London. What you will be doing: Providing support to the families of individuals on trial or being sentenced Liaising other Pact volunteers that work at the same court Ensuring that there is sufficient literature about the service present in the court Developing good relations with Court staff, such as ushers, list callers, probation, Witness Service, security, Court clerks, and reception and cells staff – promote the organisation and service to them Recording details of all information given out to families / defence council /other agencies at court on Pact monitoring forms and send back to office regularly What we are looking for: Regular commitment and reliability A willingness to provide empathetic, non-judgemental support to a family / family member Ability to work in a team or alone Willingness to learn and follow Pact policies and procedures Attendance at training sessions and regular supervisions with the project coordinator Benefits to you: You’ll be able to reduce the risk and stress placed upon a family affected by imprisonment Gain knowledge about the criminal justice system and processes Gain practical skills and experience Develop skills and enhance your CV for a career in the criminal justice sector Join a great, welcoming and helpful team of volunteers Time Commitment This role takes place from Monday to Friday. Days to be agreed but volunteers would be required to volunteer between 9:00am until 5:00pm. A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, for a period of 6 months is expected. .

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Court Volunteer

Introduction:

Our Court Service provides support to families who have a loved one going through a trial or sentencing. We operate at numerous crown and magistrates courts throughout London.

What you will be doing:

Providing support to the families of individuals on trial or being sentenced
Liaising other Pact volunteers that work at the same court
Ensuring that there is sufficient literature about the service present in the court
Developing good relations with Court staff, such as ushers, list callers, probation, Witness Service, security, Court clerks, and reception and cells staff – promote the organisation and service to them
Recording details of all information given out to families / defence council /other agencies at court on Pact monitoring forms and send back to office regularly

What we are looking for:

Regular commitment and reliability
A willingness to provide empathetic, non-judgemental support to a family / family member
Ability to work in a team or alone
Willingness to learn and follow Pact policies and procedures
Attendance at training sessions and regular supervisions with the project coordinator

Benefits to you:

You’ll be able to reduce the risk and stress placed upon a family affected by imprisonment
Gain knowledge about the criminal justice system and processes
Gain practical skills and experience
Develop skills and enhance your CV for a career in the criminal justice sector
Join a great, welcoming and helpful team of volunteers
Time Commitment

This role takes place from Monday to Friday. Days to be agreed but volunteers would be required to volunteer between 9:00am until 5:00pm. A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, for a period of 6 months is expected.

Pact, 29 Peckham Road,, SE58UA

Travel / Lunch expenses reimbursed Full training provided

criminal justice,families

You must be over 18 years old You need an induction Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Expenses Paid Age Groups Adults Starts 30/08/2017

Location


This opportunity is available from Wednesday 30 August 2017 to Friday 03 November 2017.

The closing date is Friday 03 November 2017, in 10 days.

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