We currently have a number of really interesting roles within our New Leaf ‘through the gate’ offender mentoring service.  Please do check out the individual programme pages and then take a look at the variety of vacancies/Job Descriptions  below.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to apply for any of these posts, please forward your CV and Covering Letter to our HR Manager at amanda@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk


LLIF Pathway Navigation & Advocacy  (Restart Worker) LLIF Restart workers – JD April 2022
Full Time37.5 hours a week, Salary £26,000 per annum
his post is offered on a fixed term contract for 12 months commencing 1st May 2022)

The Restart Worker is responsible for providing a programme of planned support for people up to 6 months prior to being released from Prison, continuing the support through the gate, and reintegrating them back into the community to reduce the risk of them reoffending. The role will work alongside clients to build positive relationships, supporting them to access and benefit from different services available, which could include help to find accommodation, getting a job, support for mental and physical health, drug and alcohol issues.

The responsibilities include a variety of delivery methods including face-to-face contact and digital engagement (mainly email, telephone and through Assess, Plan, Track). The Restart Worker is responsible to the Project Lead within the Office of the Police Crime and Commissioners for the Thames Valley and is one of ten workers, hosted by five different expert frontline organisations across the Thames Valley.


Caseworker – Mentor Supervisor x 1 required   NL Caseworker – Mentor Supervisor -JD
Hours; 0.5 (18.75 hours per week) – £12,500 pro rata (based on £25,000 FTE)
This post is offered on a fixed term contract 24 months, with possible extension beyond this dependent upon funding.

This two-year project, funded through the Ministry of Justice,  aims to improve life chances, personal resilience and wellbeing of offenders by delivering needs assessments and action plans for people on Probation. The role will be to support service users through providing mentoring support by volunteer mentors to develop strategies to manage emotions and design and deliver skills training to foster self-confidence by knowing how to access appropriate support. You will also support service users to increase capacity to undertake activities to support daily living and advocate for service users in conjunction with multi-agency partners to engage with treatment and other professionals/services. This role will involve working in close partnership with delivery partners, HMPPS, Voluntary Sector and other Criminal Justice organisations to promote and deliver our services and achieve the required outputs and outcomes. The Postholder will be required to Visit Bullingdon Prison for Male Offenders and Probation Offices throughout the Thames Valley Area  and will cover Thames Valley North, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas, reporting directly  to the Programme Manager.


New Leaf Research Assistant   NL – Research Assistant JD (Feb 2022)
0.4 FTE (15 hours a week) – Salary per annum £9,347.60
This post is offered on a fixed term contract 24 months, with possible extension beyond this dependent upon funding.

We currently have a vacancy for a Research Assistant, based at the Partnership offices in Haddenham, near Aylesbury, HP17 8JB. The post will participate in the design, research, administration, monitoring and evaluation of a 2-year project funded by HMPPS.  The purpose of this research project is to identify ways of improving and strengthening relationships and ties between women offenders who receive custodial sentences and their families and significant others so as to reduce reoffending, due to the sensitive nature of this position the role requires a Research Assistant. The research assistant, together with a dedicated family support caseworker, will engage with both Probation Practitioners supervising women offenders and the women themselves to establish what the current situation is in relation to identification and assessment of needs.