Group Lead – Criminal Justice Settings (Market Harborough), The Reader Organisation

The Reader currently works in 35 criminal justice settings across the UK. Some of our work is positioned in specialist units, which aim to give residents space to put new ways of thinking into practice in ordinary situations. All of our work necessitates the ability to cultivate good, professional relationships, create meaningful interactions, whilst paying attention to specific interpersonal difficulties (for example, issues indicated by a diagnosis of personality disorder).

Taking up the advertised role would require you to:

  • Lead weekly Shared Reading groups in Criminal Justice settings: to aid the people in those environments with their personal growth, as well as, more generally, fostering reading for pleasure, wellbeing and good mental health
  • Work closely with host organisation staff to plan delivery of Shared Reading groups, engaging with setting staff at all levels to build relationships with them, and together embed Shared Reading within the environments culture and routine
  • Build and maintain good relationships with prison and approved premises residents; the ability to meaningfully connect with people from all backgrounds will be needed

Visit https://www.thereader.org.uk/job/pipes-group-lead-market-harborough/ where you will be able to view and download an application form. Please complete the application form and submit to the laurakershaw@thereader.org.uk before the deadline of 9am, Friday 8th October.