NEPACS Early Days in Custody Family Support Project Posts

‘Early Days in Custody’ Family Support Project

Application deadline: Sunday, 2 February, 2020 - 00:00

Based: Durham Fixed

FT Project Co-ordinator - £28,050 per annum

Family Support Worker(s) Salary £24,823 Pro Rata

1 post 37.5 hours based at HMP Durham

1 post 18.75 hours based at Low Newton   

Funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund until March 2023

Nepacs is a regional charity which supports positive futures for prisoners and their families. 

Nepacs has been awarded National Lottery Community Fund grant to develop an exciting new project over the next three years to improve advice and support for prisoners and their families when they first come into custody.

We are seeking to recruit Family Support Workers who will deliver 1:1 case work support, acting as a bridge between people in custody and the community and ensuring that there is additional support provided for those visiting a prison for the first time.

All applicants will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience of working with families and disadvantaged groups; experience in delivery of one to one and group work sessions, a relevant qualification in social care or equivalent and a passion for making a difference. 

(Please see detailed job descriptions and person specifications for an outline of the specific job roles)

These contracts are fixed term and are subject to Prison Service vetting, DBS checks and pre employment checks.

We welcome applications from people from all sectors of our diverse communities and all backgrounds, including ex-offenders (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).

Closing date for applications:      2nd February, 2020   

Interviews will be held on:   19th and 21st February, 2020 

Application packs can be downloaded from

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