Job Vacancy…


We are a small organisation looking to find someone who can strengthen our team by assisting the Chief Executive in the leadership of the charity. Key focus will be on developing and implementing policies, and on building deeper relationships within Scottish justice.

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Reporting to: Chief Executive

Our mandate is to ensure that people punished within the justice system and those who have left it can be positive about their future life prospects.

‘Positive Prison? Positive Futures… SCIO’ (PP?PF) registered as a charity in September 2012. Since then we have consolidated our role as a key stakeholder with the Scottish Government Community Justice Division and the Scottish Prison Service, while also finding our voice among the other organisations involved with Scottish criminal justice. Through working with groups and in one-to-one settings inside prisons and elsewhere people in, or affected by, the justice system are given the opportunity to recognise that they can rebuild their lives without further offending. Our efforts focus mainly, but not exclusively, on short-term prisoners and young offenders primarily because there is little statutory support for these people when re-joining the community.

Our team of people – both staff and volunteers – with lived experience of the justice system has grown during their own journey to find or re-establish their place in society, and reaffirm their contribution as citizens.


– To promote the ethos and values of the organisation at all times to deliver key priorities.

– To assist the Chief Executive with the management of staff, volunteers and priorities to maintain progress towards organisational objectives.

– To work alongside the Chief Executive to maximise operational effectiveness in all areas of the organisation’s work including the identification and management of risks.

– To support the Chief Executive in the co-ordination, development and delivery of oral and written updates to the board to accurately reflect all matters relating to people, operations and financial management of the organisation.

– To identify, facilitate and contribute to internal and external discussion on proposals that further the objectives of the organisation, and facilitate debate as the need arises. This may include UK-wide travel as required.

– To contribute to the representation of the organisation at external events/meetings, contribution to consultations etc and the handling of media inquiries.

– To deliver within deadlines, and ensure that staff and volunteers are supported to do the same.

– To facilitate on-going Learning and Development within the organisation, and champion a culture of continuous improvement, individually and collectively.

– To recognise the potential that individuals from differing backgrounds, experiences and perspectives bring to the organisation.


The following range of skills, knowledge and experience are required, please reflect this in your application. Short-listing for interview will be based on meeting these requirements.


– Lived experience of the Scottish Justice system.

– The ability and commitment to contribute to an organisation that promotes change in social policy for the benefit of people caught up in or affected by the criminal justice system in Scotland.

– Well-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills (oral and written) with an ability to influence, build and maintain positive and constructive engagement with a range of stakeholders in order to raise awareness of PPPF to key partners and the wider public.

– Strong planning and organisational skills including the ability to balance competing priorities to meet task deadlines.

– Adaptable, demonstrating flexibility in tackling unexpected tasks or supporting other staff members to do so with a capacity to work flexible hours as required.

– A self-starter with the ability to identify and develop new opportunities that are aligned with the ethos, aims and objectives of the organisation including the identification of potential funding sources.

– The capability to form and sustain relationships with other organisations.

– A competent user of IT equipment and Microsoft Office and familiarity with use of the internet and key social media channels.


– Experience in the line management and/or support of other staff

– Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

– Legible handwriting for use on flipcharts/whiteboards etc

Application notes:
Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 29th April 2016

Interviews will take place in Glasgow on Thursday 5th May 2016

Enquiries to: Pete White, Chief Executive – [email protected]

Positive Prison? Positive Futures… SCIO Scottish Charity No: SC043426

∙ Robertson House ∙ 152 Bath Street ∙ Glasgow ∙ G2 4TB ∙

Salary: £28,000
Salary info: Fixed Term to 31st March 2017. Hours: 40/week some of which may be considered anti-social.
Status: Full time
Closing date: 29/04/16
Location: Glasgow Charity offices, with home working by agreement

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