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CRS Project Delivery Officer


£25,000.00 per annum FTE

CRS Project Delivery Officer

1 post is available

1 x 22.5 hrs a week (over 3-4 days)

Location: Hybrid working across Surrey (Guildford, Redhill & Staines)

You must be able to travel throughout the County including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.

Interview Date: 1st February 2024

Start Date:  ASAP



Sussex Pathways is a criminal justice charity, which works within prisons and communities with the aim of reducing offending behaviours and empowering ex-offenders to make positive life choices. Through our Group work and 1-2-1 support, we work with residents and ex-residents of HMPPS to help ensure that every person is supported to achieve their potential.

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of 18-30 year olds and Ethnic Minority clients.

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Delivery Officer to join our team, working with Ethnic minority and youth residents of HMPPS within Surrey.

Our Delivery Officers offer intensive support to the 18-30 age group to improve outcomes for individuals and reduce re-offending. You would support this through group work and on a 1-2-1 basis, where you would address emotional wellbeing, lifestyle and associates, and social inclusion.

As a Delivery Officer, you’ll have an important role engaging with harder to reach individuals, working flexibly and in partnership with multi-agency stakeholders to support the Culture needs of the youths in the 18-30 age bracket.

For this role we would love you to have a good working knowledge of legislation and practice of CJS, and an understanding of current issues experienced by ethnic minorities and youths.  You should also have experience of supporting individuals on a 1-2-1 basis, and in a group environment, along with experience of supporting those with complex needs.  Experience of effective partnership working is desirable, although full training will be provided in this role.


Because of the nature of this role, we’ll need you to travel around Sussex County to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.


Key Skills:

  • Listens to Individuals who have experienced trauma and have complex needs. Able to  use excellent interpersonal skills in order to build rapport and an effective trusted relationship.

  • Uses your analytical and judgmental skills in order to interpret complex situations and information from Individuals to make assessments.

  • Excellent crisis management skills with the ability to recognize the individual needs of Cultural and Youths.

  • Ability to create an environment where Individuals are empowered to make positive change.

  • The ability to build rapport quickly with people participating in services a


  • Appetite to remain up to date with changes in best practice and available support mechanisms.

  • Ability to use a variety of screening tools, and to accurately record information in excel spreadsheets and web databases.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Relevant qualification or experience of the CJS, or demonstrable experience in a paid or unpaid capacity of providing support to people in stressful and difficult situations.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with Ethic Communities and Youths (18 – 24yrs)  in crisis in order to provide support, especially those with complex and culture needs.

  • Experience of interpreting needs and assisting Individuals to access appropriate support services.

  • Experience of working in a team environment and multi-agency working.

  • Experience of working within a frame of confidentiality.

  • Experience of applying relevant legislation, policies and procedures to individual pieces of work.

  • Valid and full driving licence.

Reward and benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary we offer:

  • 17 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Access to a pension scheme

  • A range of flexible working options

  • Expenses

Further information


For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Shirl Tanner


How to Apply


To apply, email and request and Application form explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, young people and vulnerable adults.


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 3 years referencing and Training

Sussex Pathways is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.


Do you share our vision of a world where criminal justice residents build & maintain positive futures & where victims and offenders are supported to repair the harm caused by crime? 

Are you experienced in strategic planning, fundraising, finance, or other relevant areas?

Could you use your skills and experience to help guide an award-winning charity with a reputation for high quality services? 


Sussex Pathways is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Board of Trustees. As a trustee, you will play a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring its policies and practices are aligned with its mission. 

What will you do as a Trustee? 
You will: 

  • work alongside other trustees to formulate and regularly review the strategic aims of the charity.

  • contribute your personal background, skills and experience to support the work of the charity and to advance its vision and principles.

  • attend meetings of the trustees and contribute to discussions on policy development  

  • take part in specific initiatives and small groups of trustees as required. 

  • be an active member of the trustee body and maintain good relations with senior managerial staff. 

  • participate in training sessions provided for the benefit of the trustees and be an active member of the trustee body in exercising its responsibilities and functions. 

  • have oversight of the finances of the charity and its fundraising strategy. 

  • speak out on behalf of Sussex Pathways to potential donors and support grassroots fundraising events. 

What does your commitment look like? 

  • Face-to-face board meetings are held quarterly, usually at  Kings Church, Lewes. 

  • There are five formal meetings per year, plus the Annual General Meeting which is held on the same day as the May meeting. 

  • There are occasional additional face-to-face and online meetings as needed.

  • Trustees must be prepared to travel to scheduled board meetings; expenses can be paid on submission of a form to the Finance Officer.

  • The background and skills of trustees are taken into account in addressing specific issues and sub-committees may be convened for this purpose. 

Is Sussex Pathways right for you? 

  • You are committed to the mission and values of Sussex Pathways. 

  • You are experienced in strategic planning, fundraising, finance, or other relevant areas. 

  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • You have knowledge of the criminal justice system, which is desirable but not essential. 

  • You are available to attend board meetings and participate in the work of the charity. 


For more information,  please email Shirl Tanner, CEO at or call 07852 185026. 

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