Programme Facilitator – Probation Services


Programme Facilitator – Probation Services

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire (BGSW) Probation Services is a division of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC). We provide a broad range of probation services for those on community orders or licenses. We focus on quality of practice to reduce re-offending, improve the safety of the communities we serve and improve the life-chances of our service users.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) is a high performing organisation delivering a range of rehabilitation and offender management. We are committed to engaging and collaborating with our service users and our local communities.

KSS CRC, part of the Seetec Group, has probation divisions in Wales; Dorset, Devon and Cornwall; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Are you looking for a rewarding career in the criminal justice system where you can support and inspire service users to make change and play an important part in creating safer communities?

This a great opportunity to join our established Programmes Team contributing to the delivery of accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programmes covering topics such as domestic abuse, violence and aggression, substance misuse and challenging behaviour.

No specific experience is required and we welcome applications from those working in similar fields or those seeking a new professional challenge. What is important is your personal resilience and that you have the belief in people’s ability to change, the passion to support others and are committed to rehabilitation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Our Programme Facilitators deliver a range of group work programmes and courses aimed at supporting individuals to change negative behaviours and unhelpful patterns of thinking.
  • You will participate in the preparation and planning of groups and then provide written reports on service users’ progress.
  • The role involves working with low, medium and high risk service users. There will be some 1:1 work but most of the work is carried out in a group setting.

A full job description can be found at:

Skills and Experience

As a leading provider of rehabilitation services we look to recruit talented individuals who thrive at dealing with people, enjoy working as part of a team and who are confident at challenging and persuading others.


The role would suit someone who is open to working with a diverse range of people with complex needs. You will be dealing with service users from a variety of backgrounds with differing beliefs, attitudes and behaviours where you will need to explore these differences with a view to achieving positive change. You must also have the ability to maintain an adequate level of discipline and control so that learning can take place within the group.


Due to the nature of the role a vast amount of training and support is provided to ensure that all Programme Facilitators are confident and competent to succeed. Through the training programme you will learn about the aspects of Treatment and Programme Delivery including the theory behind the Interventions we deliver.

Additional Information


Base Salary: £22,924 per annum plus unsocial hours pay enhancements – Saturdays premium payment of 50% and evening working premium payment of 30%.

For example  If the working pattern included four evenings per week the starting salary would be £25,154 per annum..

Hours: This is a full time role, there is an expectation that operational staff work regular weekday evenings (until 10pm) and on Saturdays to support service users without jeopardising their employment.

Closing Date: 2nd December 2020

Benefits: 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, competitive Salary, optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24 hour counselling service and Cycle to Work Scheme.


KSS CRC (Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company) are a leading provider of rehabilitation services for people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision. As a high performing CRC we deliver a range of services designed to stop re-offending and prevent the harm caused to communities by crime. Our approach places our servicer users at the heart of their rehabilitation journey.

KSS CRC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.

Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway.  Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”

KSS CRC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you require assistance with your application or an alternative format please contact the recruitment team on 01702 201070.

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