Lead Practitioner

Glasgow Central Belt
Womens Mentoring Service
Criminal Justice
Lead Practitioner
Full time
£22,649 - £25,394

Post:               Lead Practitioner  

Service:          Shine Mentoring Service

Based:            Glasgow

Hours:             Full Time

Salary:             £22,649 - £25,394 (£11.77 - £13.20 per hour)

Contract         Permanent

Do you have a passion for helping vulnerable people enjoy as much fulfilment as they can and feel included in their community? If compassion, care and inclusiveness are an important part of who you are, our opportunities to work away from the routine in a demanding, challenging but emotionally rewarding role could be for you.

Our Turning Point Scotland Services in Shine Mentoring Service
 are looking for  people like you to help provide individualised support to adults with a wide range of needs, either on an individual 1:1 basis or alongside others and as part of a team. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our SHINE  mentoring service, which is managed by TPS 218 service.

This is a Lead Practitioner position, due to the nature of this post, there will be significant travel involved therefore a driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential for this post.

SHINE is a national mentoring service for women involved within the justice service across Scotland.

The service is a Public Social Partnership (PSP) a strategic partnership between public and voluntary sector organisations, Sacro is the lead partner. SHINE was launched in April 2013 supporting woman on a community payback order or at risk of breaching.

Mentoring is a way of helping and supporting woman to achieve their goals. The  service provides women with a mentor who will provide  1-2-1 individual support to enable her to engage in her justice order and for her to move forward within her recovery.

We require a self-motivated, hardworking individual who is able to motivate and inspire change in others.  Doing so, by working alongside women, co-ordinating and delivering outcome focussed support, tailored to individual needs.  Offering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues, promoting the well-being of women. Whilst providing detailed assessments, risk assessment and robust risk management planning, along with complex case management and representation within multiagency meetings. The successful candidate will be required to work in a prison environment and in the community, therefore knowledge and experience of working within a prison establishment would also be an advantage. 

More information on the service can be found at https://www.shinementoring.org/

The support we provide is always person centred, we do this by involving people who know the person well, this includes family and friends, other health and Social Work professionals, Advocacy services and our own staff members.

We believe having the right values of respect, compassion, inclusion and integrity is all you need to join our team! We would offer you full support in completing your application.


As a Lead Practitioner, you will work with individuals who have a wide range of support needs, providing them with practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives e.g. keeping safe, meaningful activities, community involvement, physical health, relationships, emotional health and wellbeing.


Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.  Click here

Please note that IT skills are required for all our vacancies.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

Turning Point Scotland have Platinum accreditation in Investors in People. Our staff are our most important asset, therefore we offer extensive training and impressive personal and career-focused development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives and achieve your own personal fulfilment. 

  • Comprehensive Induction
  • 123 Learning and development courses 
  • 29 eLearning courses
  • Funded qualification – SVQ Social Services and Healthcare, work based assessment
  • Your Career Pathway, we promote from within and advertise internally all jobs
  • Pension Scheme, employer contribution 4%
  • Wide range of family friendly policies 
  • 35 holiday/public holidays days' per year.
If you would like to chat about any aspect of the role, please call our Recruitment & Engagement Team on 0808 1643100.

This opportunity is closed to applications.