Job title: Female* CRC Community Keyworker x 2


Closing Date:  9th June 2017 at 12pm

Organisation:  Advance Charity



Advance’s Minerva service works with women involved in the Criminal Justice System offering safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending, such as substance misuse and financial difficulties.  Minerva aims to reduce re-offending, encourage desistance amongst repeat offenders, divert women from Criminal Justice involvement as early as possible and reduce the number of custodial sentences imposed by Courts.


The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, be able to remain calm in a crisis and be confident in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of working directly with female offenders is essential and you will need to evidence an ability to motivate, engage and appropriately challenge the most complex “hard to reach” service users.  You will have experience of working within safeguarding procedures and have a clear understanding of the need for a strong partnership approach to service provision.


Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the Criminal Justice system, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.  The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).


Benefits include 30 days holiday and a workplace pension scheme.

Type: Permanent

Salary: £28,191 - £29,838 per year inc London Weighting

Working hours: 35 hours a week, with some evening and weekend work required

Work Location:  Base in West London with travel to designated North/East London boroughs
How to apply: To apply please download the application form from our website as above.


Completed applications should be emailed to or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Althea King, Advance (BSU Recruitment) Unit 6,The Lanchesters  162-164 Fulham Palace Road London W6 9ER