The following advertisement was published on the West Midlands Police website with a closing date for applications of 27 September 2019.
Restorative Justice are looking for volunteers to support the team to offer Restorative Practices and Interventions in the community. Volunteers will act as RJ facilitators to help assist in creating a resolution for a crime or non-crime.
We would like you to support The RJ Hub creating a safer community and supporting people to recover from harm. The team consists of, West Midlands Police, Remedi, Housing Providers and a range of multi-agency partnerships for onward support and specialist advice or information.
Your skills and abilities will support the functioning and outcomes for people to find a positive way forward. For more information about the service you can visit www.rjwestmidlands.co.uk
What we can offer you:
While volunteering is unpaid, there are a number of benefits our volunteers gain from their time with us:
- Be a part of our Policing family
- Work within the Restorative Justice Hub and multi-agency approach
- Opportunities to develop and share you skills and expertise
- Gaining valuable work experience and new skills
- Be part of our promotion work and events
- Enjoyment in doing something you like while meeting new, like-minded people
- Contributing to the local community by helping in the work West of Midlands Police (WMP) – To align practice with RSQM Quality Standards
- On-going training related to these roles Qualifications
- To make contact with Victims and suspects to offer Restorative Justice (RJ) as a resolution to their incident
- To visit victims and suspects to discuss the incident they were involved in
- To assess victims and suspects for suitability to take part in any RJ intervention
- To co-ordinate, arrange and conduct Restorative Justice Interventions and Meetings
- To follow up any opportunities for engagement through referrals to other agencies
- To ensure customer satisfaction is at the heart of their work
- To be an ambassador for West Midlands Police and the WM Restorative Justice Service
- To work with the West Midlands Restorative Justice Team and other stakeholders to help create a safe and secure environment for all those using our service
- To provide an outstanding victim led service at all times in line with the Restorative Justice Council 6 principles of RJ Essential information
- Applicants are considered on their merits and regarded equally
- We will induct and train you to carry out the role
- You will undergo Standard Level 2 vetting; please note a time scale cannot be given for how long this will take. This is required due to some of the sensitive information you may come across
- Volunteers successfully recruited to the role are required to provide a reference from someone who has known you for at least 2 years in an educational, professional or supportive capacity.