Vacancy Detail

Settling In Facilitator: Prison-Based Setting

Role:                           Settling In Facilitator

Based:                        Oxfordshire

Rate:                            £27,500 - £28,500

Hours:                         Full Time or Part Time

Start Date:                  ASAP – Jan 2024

Duration:                    FTC March 2025


We are looking to recruit a Settling in Facilitator to join a dedicated and compassionate team delivering a new pilot scheme, Next Generation Safety Programme within a prison-based setting.


The pilot will provide a ‘settling in’ programme, which will include training/equipping Peer supporters (people serving a custodial sentence) to support their fellow peers.


Synopsis of duties:

  • Provide a quality service to people first entering prison. You will prepare, plan and deliver the Emotional Resilience interactive sessions, ensuring all sessions are appropriate and contextualised to reflect the local needs of the prison and it’s changing population. Utilising expertise around lived experience and local knowledge to empower people in prison.
  • Deliver tailored 1:1 support to people who are not able to access the classroom sessions and to use a trauma informed approach to build trust and create a safe space for people in prison to explore challenging and potentially traumatic issues and topics.
  • Work in collaboration with the Peer Supporters to provide additional follow-up wellbeing checks with identified individuals.
  • Conduct informal assessments to empower people in prison to identify their own needs, engagement style and frequency of wellbeing checks.
  • Provide practical ways for individuals to engage with relevant services within prison i.e., understanding referral routes into education, mental health services, health care, free Helplines etc.
  • Empower people in prison, through personal strategies, to handle their emotions, using techniques that support the individual according to their preferences i.e., finger breathing, journalling etc.
  • Engage people in prison to practice assertive communication or problem-solving in challenging situations e.g., talk through/role-play scenarios of difficult situations.
  • To maintain accurate records of 1:1 work, case notes, session delivery and data collection.



  • An enthusiastic and self-reliant individual who wants to support individuals entering prison to gain the skills and tools to develop their emotional resilience and manage their wellbeing.
  • Personal experience of the social care system; criminal justice system; or lived experience of the issues facing this client group.
  • Experience of delivering training to adults facing disadvantage and ability to support people who have multiple and complex needs within challenging environments. Ability to confidently speak in front of large groups delivering key messages, following a session plan, and hitting learning objectives. Apply a creative approach to learning and group delivery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by project participants, in particular barriers faced by people first entering prison and the impact this can have on a person’s coping mechanisms.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, verbal and written.
  • A strong belief in the ability of people to turn their lives around
  • Enhanced DBS issued within the last 12 months and/ or registered on the DBS Update Service
  • Prison Vetting would be desirable but not essential as this can be undertaken once appointed.


For more information, please call the team and ask to speak to Lisa or email us your CV 


Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.



Location: Oxfordshire | Salary: 27500 - 28500 per year | Job type: Contract | Posted: 23/11/2023