Community Responsible Officer

    February 11, 2019
    London, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Work Hours
    37.5 hour s a week
    Job Salary
    £22,865 rising to £25,500 after 12 months
    Salary Units
    Street Address
    Waterloo Gardens
    Greater London


    Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Community Responsible Officer across London, with a particular focus on recruiting for positions in West and South London.

    Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to less than 12 months, to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending.

    We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation, to training, to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes.

    We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. CROs are trained in risk management and de-escalation and are also required to initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

    We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based predominantly in designated CRC offices, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your Team Coordinator and local Penrose team fortnightly, as well as attending full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All CROs receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

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    Excellent and proven ability to form effective positive and motivational relationships


    NVQ / Diploma level 3.

    Educational Requirements

    NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Criminal Justice or professional equivalent.


    Working directly with prison staff to facilitate resettlement planning.

    Experience Requirements

    Experience of working with vulnerable individuals who may have mental health issues/substance misuse/challenging chaotic behaviours.