Thames Valley Partnership
‘protecting victims, supporting offenders and their families’

The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to  the problems of crime and social exclusion.   We work to protect victims and reintegrate offenders.   Our strength is in collaborative working and integrated approaches across sectors, particularly linking Criminal Justice services to voluntary sector and Local Authority providers.

Our broad spectrum of work includes programmes around the needs of families of offenders, work  in the field of  domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion,  mental health issues, early interventions & initiatives around young people and arts related projects.

 Find out more about the different aspects of Our Work.

News

NEW LEAF VACANCY

New Leaf Regional Coordinator – Bucks 

An opportunity to work for the Thames Valley Partnership’s New Leaf programme. The role is 15 hours a week, on a contract basis until March 2020. The salary is pro rata, based on £25,951 FTE

This is a new role acting as local coordinator for the New Leaf offender mentoring scheme which assists with the resettlement of prisoners by deploying trained volunteer mentors recruited from Faith Communities and other voluntary groups.  Amongst other duties, you will provide supervision and support to volunteers, including training and recruiting new volunteers and representing the project at local meetings. The role will primarily be out in the community and will require regional travel across Bucks, with occasional attendance at the Partnership offices in Chilton, Bucks for meetings.  Hours of work would ideally be over two days, during normal hours of work but with some flexibility to allow for occasional out of hours activities.

Application Form

JD and Person Spec.

Deadline for Applications (via form)  is 5pm on Friday 26th May.

Please send to bron@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13th June at the Partnership’s offices, Townhill Barn, Chilton, HP18 9NA

 

VACANCY – Restorative Justice Manager

An opportunity has arisen to work for Thames Valley Partnership’s Restorative Justice Service on a short term part-time contract from July 2017 – March 31st 2018 (subject to renewal).  The salary is  £21,030 for 3½ day week, nine month contract, subject to review thereafter (£40,057 FTE per annum).

The successful applicant will lead and manage a team of staff within the CRC to undertake Restorative Interventions within the Criminal Justice system and to meet contractual requirements in relation to our contract with Thames Valley CRC.

TVRJS is at the forefront of research, development and delivery of adult restorative justice in England and Wales and internationally recognised as a centre of excellent practice and has the RSQM (Restorative Service Quality Mark).

We are looking for a candidate with the potential to demonstrate:
• Excellent management and leadership skills and an aptitude for performance and contract management
• A wide knowledge of RJ, both theoretical and practical within the CJ system
• Excellent presentational and training skills and an ability to communicate clearly
• Experience of successful project and contract management and maintaining high standards of work as a manager or experienced practitioner within the CJS or related setting
• Experience of working in partnership

Application packs from bron@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk (or download the Application Form and Job Description & Person Spec  directly here)

Deadline for Applications is 5pm on Friday 5th May.

Interviews will take place on the morning of Monday 15th May at the Partnership’s offices, Townhill Barn, Chilton, HP18 9NA

Beyond Physical – It’s Everyone’s Business

The Partnership was pleased to be able to support Beyond Physical – It’s Everyone’s Business a recent event looking at coercive control in the context of domestic abuse.  The event, hosted by  The Thames Valley Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel and sponsored by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley, received very positive feedback – presentation material and a list of delegates on the day can be found on the website of the OPPC.

 

Government should work towards right to restorative justice for victims of crime – new Justice Committee report recommends

 

A legislative right for victims of crime to access restorative justice services is a laudable goal which should be worked towards, once existing concerns about capacity have been addressed, says a new report by the Justice Committee published in September.

The Committee recommends that in its consultation on the Victim’s Law the MOJ should seek views on a legislative right to RJ and how it should be enforced.  The Committee believes that such a right should come into force only once the Minister has demonstrated to Parliament that the system has sufficient capacity to deliver.

Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) provided written evidence to the Committee and in April of this year Ray Fishbourne, Chair of  TVRJS  Advisory Group and strategic lead for Restorative Justice for Thames Valley Partnership gave verbal evidence to the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry.  He and TVRJS as part of Thames Valley Partnership are frequently referred to in the report and our views clearly influenced the final recommendations in this report.

View a copy of the report here  or listen and watch Ray’s evidence see this link to Parliament Live TV.

Or click here to find out more about TVRJS.

 

Partnership celebrates TecSOS achievements

 

TecSOS team with Jamelia

TecSOS team with Jamelia

On 26th September 2016 Partnership staff were delighted to have the opportunity of celebrating the achievements of the TecSOS programme at a House of  Commons event, hosted by programme funders the Vodafone Foundation.  TecSOS is used by the majority of UK Police Forces across the UK to support victims of domestic abuse.   The awards evening recognised the endeavours of all those whose commitment and sheer hard work has helped transform the lives of those suffering domestic abuse.    Recording artist/actress Jamelia Davis who also attended gave a moving personal account of her own experience of domestic abuse.

Find out more about TecSOS

 

The Longford Trust – Partnership pipped at the post!

Longford TrustWell done PACT for being chosen as winners of the coveted 2015 Longford Prize!   The Partnership sadly missed out on the winning slot but is delighted to have made it to the final shortlist of three – only narrowly missing out.  The judges however highly commended the work of the Partnership and were very impressed.

The Longford Prize recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform in showing outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence, originality and commitment to diversity.    It is sponsored by the Daily Telegraph newspaper and organised in association with the Prison Reform Trust.

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