Prison based Creative Practitioner, Belong: Making Justice Happen


Criminal justice charity Belong provides hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of crime.

We are seeking two full time Creative Practitioners to facilitate a series of drama workshops at HMPYOI Brinsford. Drama workshops will provide young men aged 18 – 30 years who are on remand or serving sentences at HMPYOI Brinsford, with the opportunity to engage in themed drama productions based around issues that are relevant to them. These could include psychoactive substances, gang violence, bullying, domestic violence, self-harm and mental health. Drama workshops will be delivered using a trauma-informed, strengths based approach.

The Creative Practitioner positions are exciting opportunities for two reliable, organised, energetic individuals to join Belong's committed, specialist team. The successful applicants will work together to design and deliver two series of drama workshops each month, with each series lasting one week, ending with a production by the young men.

The successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with experience of facilitating group work with young people and of working within the criminal justice or related sector. They will have experience of using creative methods of engaging people in group work, for example puppetry, masks and mask-making, movement and dance, music, spoken word and poetry. The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a track record of communicating effectively with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Supported by our Service Coordinator, they will have the opportunity to engage in monthly clinical supervision and to meet regularly with our wider Belong team who are based in other prisons and community settings.

Please visit the below link for further details on how to apply for this position.

Applications for this position close at 11.30pm on Thursday 15th April. Interviews will be held during Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th April.

We particularly welcome applications for this position from those with current enhanced prison security vetting. We also encourage applications from individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and candidates who have had personal experience of the criminal justice system.

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