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Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator

  • Part time
  • Sussex

Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator: Role Description

Responsible to: Restorative Justice Coordinator

Purpose of post: To facilitate a face to face meeting between a harmed person (the victim) and the person responsible for causing harm (the perpetrator), with the aim of both parties reflecting upon the incident and agreeing how amends can be made.

These interviews give both parties opportunities to ask questions of each other, they increase victim satisfaction and reduce re-offending.

Specific duties

  • Individual interviews with all those involved to assess their suitability for a Restorative Justice meeting.
  • To liaise with all involved partner agencies to share information and ensure suitability for the conference.
  • To secure a suitable venue for the conference if in the community.
  • Facilitate the face to face meeting in the form of a conference between the two parties and record the outcome.
  • Complete follow-up/aftercare support to the harmed person (the victim) and wrongdoer (the perpetrator).
  • Undertake a debrief with the Restorative Justice Coordinator.

Experience and skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to remain impartial and non-judgmental
  • Negotiating skills – encouraging, motivating, and supporting individuals in making positive life choices
  • The ability to read body language and manage challenging situations
  • To be able to complete the Restorative Justice paper to a satisfactory standard
  • To contribute to organisational guidelines whilst using own initiative and self-motivation

Restorative Justice Facilitator – Person Specification 

Attributes E = Essential    P = Preferred  
Experience Working in an environment, either in a paid or voluntary capacity or from personal experience, supporting vulnerable people, including those who have suffered as victims of crime.

Experience of working or engaging with partner agencies, both in the statutory and voluntary community sectors, ie, housing, benefits, social services, the criminal justice system, community safety partners.









Empathy – ability to listen impartially and without judgement

Negotiation skills – to encourage, motivate and support individuals in making positive life choices.

To engage within organisational guidelines whilst using own initiative and self-motivation.

To operate flexibly and share skills and experience with Sussex Pathway’s and Victim Support’s volunteers and staff team.

To be pro-active and confident to act on behalf of Sussex Pathway’s and Victim Support’s mentees depending on need.









Personal Committed to working with prisoners and ex-prisoners and victims of crime

Inspiring and encouraging

Remaining impartial and objective

Problem Solving approach

Flexible and resilient

Self-starter and persistent

A willing commitment to continued learning and development








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Thank you

To apply for this job email your details to admin@sussexpathways.org.uk.