Vacancy: Family Engagement Worker

Partners of Prisoners & Families Support Group (POPS) aims to provide a variety of services to support anyone who has a link with someone in prison, prisoners and other agencies. POPS provides assistance to these groups for the purpose of enabling families to cope with the stress of arrest, imprisonment and release. 

Job Title: Family Engagement Worker
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration: Until 25 August 2016
Location: HMP & YOI Hindley
Salary: £19,500 per annum
Closing Date: 31st May 2015
Interview Date: tbc

Click here for the Job Description and Person Specification.  Click here for the Application Form.

The Prison Family Support Alliance is a partnership of four leading charities working in prisons and in the community to reduce re-offending.  Together, we support people affected by imprisonment, including prisoners, their children & families, and ex-offenders. We keep families together, strengthen relationships, and work to reduce the risk of people re-offending when they leave prison.

We have joined forces with the long term ambition of placing dedicated specialist ‘Family Engagement Workers’ in every prison in England & Wales.

The aims of the Family Engagement Service are to improve the outcomes for children and families of offenders, to support and foster the maintenance of positive family relationships and champion a ‘Think Family’ approach to reduce re-offending.


To provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity, courtesy and care. To help ensure families are able to gain greater access to support and early help within their local community and services and families work together to decrease the chance of intergenerational crime.

To apply please send a completed application form to: or alternatively by post to: POPS, 1079 Rochdale Road, Manchester, M9 8AJ.

Contact Details: Peter Calvert, HR Manager

The deadline date is 31st May 2015. We will only contact successful applicants.

POPS is an equal opportunities employer and an Investor in People. Proof of qualifications will be required. An Enhanced DBS Check will be required for this role.