Job Opportunities: Circles South West, an award-winning regional charity working to prevent sexual abuse, is seeking to recruit to 3 posts (application deadline: 30 September 2021)

Circles South West, an award-winning independent regional charity working to prevent sexual abuse by reducing the risk of sexual re-offending, is currently seeking to recruit to the following 3 posts. Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. The application deadline for all positions is 5pm on Thursday 30 September 2021. Many thanks to Jo Burden, Chief Executive at Circles South West, for asking us to circulate details. Please note that GRIN is always pleased to advertise – at no charge – job opportunities in the not-for-profit sector (send details to

The job advertisement reads:

“Join our staff team!

“We are recruiting flexibly: there is an option to combine part-time positions below to create a full-time role, depending on location

1. Training Coordinator, South West (2.5 days per week).
Young People’s Circles Coordinator, Devon (3 days per week).
3. *Programme Facilitator, Devon and Cornwall (1.5-2 days per week*) (*as an extension of another part-time position).

 o All posts: £32k pro-rata. Home based.

Circles South West welcomes secondments applications for development opportunity or career break.

Applications are required by 5pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.  Interviews will be held on 12 or 13 October in Exeter.

Circles South West is an award-winning independent regional charity that works to prevent sexual abuse by reducing the risk of sexual re-offending. Our core work is the innovative community-based approach ‘Circles of Support and Accountability’, enabling local volunteers to positively impact on the safe integration of people who have sexually harmed, including young people with harmful sexual behaviour. Working closely with probation, youth offending teams, police, prisons and specialist organisations we provide a complementary risk management approach, making our communities safer. Alongside, we provide education and support programmes for the partners, families and friends of those who have sexually harmed, enabling them to become ‘protectors’. Our training and consultancy for professionals draws on our expertise in working in the field sexual harm to prevent sexual abuse. 

“We seek to appoint motivated self-starters to rewarding part-time positions with the option to combine to a full-time role:

1. Training Coordinator, South West. £32k pro rata. Home based

o 17.5 hours (2.5 days) per week, fixed term to October 2023  (extension subject to further funding)

“With substantial experience, your flair for training will be underpinned by significant knowledge and practice experience in the field of sexual harm and sexual abuse prevention. You will lead the development and delivery of our training and consultancy offer designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and understanding of professionals, organisations and local communities, enabling them to effectively engage with people who sexually harm, and contributing more widely to the prevention of sexual abuse. It is anticipated that this post will be self-sustaining within 2 years.

2. Young People’s Circles Coordinator, Devon. £32k pro rata. Home based

o 21 hours (3 days) per week, 12 month fixed term contract (extension subject to further funding)

“Your professional experience with young people will include working with harmful sexual behaviour and will be informed by your knowledge and understanding in this field. You will be passionate about enabling young people to reach their potential with a deep understanding of the complexities.  You will recruit, train, coordinate and supervise small groups of community volunteers to support young people (and families) for around 12 months, enabling them to make safe choices; take responsibility for their behaviour; engage in positive activities; improve their social connections; and enhance their self-worth. You will assess referrals, coordinate and monitor provision, and provide progress updates. Multi-agency work is essential and you will work closely with independent evaluators to facilitate a robust evidence base.

3. Programme Facilitator, Devon and Cornwall. £32k pro rata. Home based.

This position is open only to individuals applying for another part-time position

o 10-14 hours (1.5-2 days) per week, fixed term to March 2022

“Your significant experience of (co)facilitating programmes in the criminal justice or related sector will be underpinned by your knowledge and practice experience of working with people who have sexually harmed, secondary victims or more widely in preventing sexual abuse. You will lead the delivery of education and support programmes for people who have accessed indecent images of children online, and for the partners, friends and family of individuals who have sexually harmed. You will work closely with the police and other partners to assess suitability and feedback on progress.

“Download an application pack at or request a pack by emailing

“To discuss these opportunities please ‘phone Jo Burden, CEO on 07717 442413.

“We are recruiting Circle Volunteers across South West England, please get in touch!

“Circles South West values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Safeguarding is our priority.”|@CirclesSW|Registered Charity No 1138726 | Company No 0736778