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.


Could you be our next CEO ??

Sadly,  later this year, we will be saying goodbye to Patsy Townsend who has been with the Partnership for 21 years  and Director for 9 years.  Therefore we are now seeking a new Chief Executive. If you have a passion to lead a value-driven organisation, excellent leadership and partnership skills and want to lead the charity into the next phase of its development please apply! We look forward to hearing from you.

The Role of the Chief Executive will:
1. Provide vision and leadership to Thames Valley Partnership, managing all aspects of the organisation on behalf of the Board of Trustees
2. Ensure high quality delivery on the current priorities of the Thames Valley Partnership and the strategic plan.
3. Work with staff, stakeholders and trustees to develop and deploy a vision for the Thames Valley Partnership for the longer-term future.
4. Ensure the values of the organisation are upheld and the needs of our beneficiaries are at the heart of all organisational activity.

Download the Information Pack (containing a detailed JD and background information) and Application Form

The role is based in the Partnership offices at Aston Sandford, Bucks HP17 8JB with travel across Thames Valley and occasionally further afield.   Salary: £55,638 to £60,879 (spinal point 51 to 56) per annum depending on experience and skills.

Employment term: Permanent, Full Time 37 ½ hours per week

Closing date for applications: by 8 a.m. on Monday 13th May 2019

Interviews may be held: Monday 20th May, Thursday 23rd May, Tuesday 28th May

VACANCIES – Family Matters Project Workers

As a result of a successful bid to the National Lottery Community Fund, to support and develop our Family Matters Programme, we now have a vacancies for Project Workers.  Salary £24,000 FTE on a fixed term contract until 31st December 2021.  These roles will support the families and significant friends of people who have been imprisoned or are involved in serious offending.  Family, children and friends of those imprisoned are often the hidden victims of crime, facing multiple problems and isolated from sources of help and support. Extensive research however suggests that targeted interventions can not only improve their situation, but can also reduce the risk of intergenerational offending and help prisoners sustain positive family relationships, a key factor in their future rehabilitation.  The positions can be based in the Partnership offices in Aston Sandford, Bucks HP17 8JB or may be home based, and requires travel across the Thames Valley region.  Both full time and part time roles are available.  See below for:

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Closing date for applications: Monday 6th May at 8am

Interviews will be held on: Friday 10th and Tuesday 14th May at the Partnership offices in Aston Sandford, Haddenham, Bucks.

Happy Monday from the Partnership!

Beautiful Spring Day at Aston Sandford – next to our Partnership office!


She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”
A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

TecSOS wins Scottish Police Excellence Award…

TecSOS team staff John, Bill and Liam with
Supt. Gordon McCreadie, Police Scotland

Congratulations to the Partnership TecSOS team – the TecSOS programme has recently been recognised by the Scottish Policing Excellence Awards, which are  held annually to celebrate the achievements of those who demonstrate their commitment to keeping people safe in their local communities through innovative policing.  TecSOS was the winner in the category of Policing Partner of the Year at the recent ceremony on Friday 1 February 2019.

Visit Police Scotland’s website and see the citation via this link  (scroll down the page)

Find out more about TecSOS …….



National Lottery Funding!!

The Partnership are delighted to announce that our Family Matters programme has been awarded a substantial three year grant of £350,854 from The National Lottery Community Fund.

This grant will enable us to further develop our work to support the families and friends of those impacted  by imprisonment across the Thames Valley.  We look forward to working with our Criminal Justice and Local Authority partners including Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company.

Affected by domestic abuse? Or worried about someone else?

Supporting PACE Aylesbury


Well Done Jo & Helen!

Partnership  colleagues Jo and Helen survived their 18 mile sponsored walk from Dunstable Downs to Wendover on the weekend, in aid of the PACE charity.  Between them they raised over £300 for this great charity.  PACE provides first class education, therapy and support for children aged 0-18 with cerebral palsy, related sensory motor disorders and development delay, and support and guidance for their families.


A Big Thank You to our Funders!

Our New Leaf programme has recently been successful in a number of bids for funding, as listed below, to support the recruitment and ongoing support and supervision of Volunteer Mentors. This is essential to retain existing Volunteers and ensure the project is able to meet the increasing demand for Mentoring (learn more about our New Leaf work here).  So,  a huge thank you to:

  • Berks Community Foundation: (£ 7652)  supporting  a pilot project of providing mentors to work with Young People engaged with the Youth Offending teams across Berkshire
  • Heart for Bucks, Kop Hill Climb Grant: (£ 4250)  and Rothschilds Foundation:  (£7500)  for support to existing and new Mentors in Bucks

The Rothschild Foundation is currently seeking a Team Assistant, based in Waddesdon, Bucks to primarily provide support to the Rothschild Foundation’s (RF) grants programmes and related activities, supporting the whole Grants Team.  All information, including how to apply by the deadline (5pm on Tuesday 12th February 2019), can be found in the attached  Job Description.

Visit our programme specific sites