Mentor - Community Justice

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 28 September, 2020 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
The Wise Group

Who are we?


The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise with big ambitions and a strategy to deliver. We exist to empower vulnerable people to unlock their potential and transform their futures. And as an Enterprise we are transforming too.


What’s the opportunity?


The Wise Group together with our funders, the Prison Service and other third sector delivery partners has established a fantastic reputation for the delivery of our mentoring service and Enhanced Through the Gate Model, which will provide a mentoring service for offenders across North East England.



Who are you?


We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual who can provide life changing support to offenders using a bespoke mentoring approach. We are looking for passionate and driven individuals who can encourage, support and prepare clients for release from prison and facilitate successful reintegration into the community, this would include arranging help with housing, debt, benefits, addictions and family relationships.

The ability to manage a varied workload under pressure, be well organised and assertive, and have excellent IT and written communication skills are essential.

A full driving licence and the use of a car would be advantageous.


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we’d love to hear from you!


Please see the Role Profile for full details of the qualifications and experience required for this role.



Position:              Specialist – Community Justice          

Reference:           CJ/TTG/NE/23

Location:             North East England – Durham Tees Valley (there will be some home working during Covid-19)

Hours:                  35 hours per week, flexible working

Status:                 Fixed to 1 June 2021

Salary:                 £21,420 + excellent benefits




We believe that to achieve our vision, all Wise Group colleagues must demonstrate on a daily basis, the behaviours which underpin our core values. We therefore invest and take time to recruit the right staff, knowing that this impacts on our culture which in turn delivers excellent results and outcomes for our valued customers.


The Wise Group provides an inclusive and supportive working environment and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:


  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Public Holidays) plus one additional day for every completed year of employment up to a maximum of an additional five days
  • Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • A day off for your birthday


  • We are a family friendly employer and we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from employees requiring flexibility. For information about the Wise Group please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:


The Wise Group | Social Enterprise | Scotland & North East England




The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 28 September 2020.


To apply please upload your most recent CV and a covering letter on our website


Your covering letter should highlight your experience in line with the requirements of the role and the reasons why you are the right person for the team.


The Wise Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a proud member of the Disability Confident scheme. As users of the scheme we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online please call 0141 303 3131.


Scottish Charity No: SC004089