Junction 42 exists to see the lives of offenders and their communities visibly transformed by the hope of the gospel Junction 42 is a fast-growing organisation. In 8 years, we have grown from 5 employees to 20 staff members (10 full-time and 10 part-time) with 23 volunteers. Our work spans across the North East and Edinburgh where we work in 5 prisons and most cities and major towns in the region. Our main office is in Newcastle city centre with a smaller office in Teesside, an office in Edinburgh and hot desk facilities in Sunderland. We deliver faith provision and contractual services (for NOVUS, HMPS and DWP) in both prison and the community. Over a 1/3 of our income comes from contracted services. Our Ethos Principles In the power of God, we aspire to create a place of love and grace where people are encouraged and challenged to make a difference. Enablers Through creating opportunities and building energising relationships we will journey with individuals as they discover their God given potential. Outcomes As faith develops we will see peoples' lives transformed so they in turn make a positive contribution to their communities. Our Values Areas of Work Junction 42 works in three areas – Faith, Creative Engagement, and Employability & Enterprise - in prison and in the community. This looks different across the prisons and communities we work in but here are some details about projects we’re involved in to give you an idea about our work: Faith Prison We run Alpha and discipleship groups in every prison we work in, offering an introduction to the Christian faith and equipping those who have come to faith so they can mature spiritually and spread the Gospel themselves. We also resource occasional Sunday services in some establishments. Community Connect groups in the community bring together people from local churches with ex- offenders, homeless and addicts to share a meal and worship together. This creates a supportive community for those who may have very little other support. Currently there are groups belonging to the Connect Network in Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland, Teesside, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Creative Engagement Prison We run part-time courses using different forms of creative arts to promote personal and social development. These courses may use crafts, drama, art, music, creative writing and more in addition to one-off projects bringing in external artists offering their own expertise. Community We are not currently delivering creative engagement in the community but seek to develop this in the future. Employability & Enterprise Prison We run ways to work sessions helping to overcome negative mindsets regarding purpose and work. Community We provide employability mentoring for those with convictions; this involves practical support including help with writing CVs, signposting clients to training, voluntary and paid job opportunities, confidence-building activities and challenging the negative mindsets towards employment that many clients hold. We also run Clean Sheet workshops which provide training around disclosure and CAP Job Clubs which offer employability support to those with convictions in an inspirational group context. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Interested in joining our team? Please fill in the attached form and email or post it back to us. Send completed forms to: Private and Confidential FAO Natasha Farrow Junction 42 Brunswick Methodist Church Brunswick Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7BJ Or email to: email@example.com If you have any queries regarding this role, please call us on 0191 261 2684. Application process: Closing date: 9am, 30th March 2020 Interviews: 1st round 7th April 2020 2nd round 9th April 2020 Application Form Please print off this form, fill it in clearly and return by post to Private and Confidential, FAO Natasha Farrow, Junction 42, Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ. If you have any queries about the form or the role, please contact Natasha Farrow on 0191 261 2684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SECTION 1: Personal Information Name: Address: Post code: Tel (daytime): Tel (evening): Tel (mobile): Email address: Right to work in the UK: Are you free to remain and take up employment in the UK? (Delete as appropriate) YES / NO The successful candidate will be required to provide relevant evidence of this eligibility before confirming the appointment. SECTION 2: Ethos of Junction 42 Junction 42 is a Christian organisation. In addition to this application pack is Junction 42’s statement of faith. We have identified that for this post there is a general occupational requirement for the role holder to be a committed evangelical Christian in accordance with The Equality Act 2010. Please answer the following questions to show how you meet this requirement. Junction 42 is committed to the following values: • Journeying with We create something ‘with’ people not for people. Ownership is held by everyone, meaning everyone helps make it happen and has a place. • Inspirational We recognise that those from similar backgrounds who have seen their lives transformed are an inspiration and have an important part in work and leadership. • Relational We increase the opportunity to build positive relationships, find acceptance and be part of the family. • Missional We acknowledge that people openly and naturally tell their friends and family about their faith. • Creating Opportunities We give opportunities and experiences that will grow individuals from work placements and employment to days out and mission trips. 1. How long have you been a Christian? 2. What church do you go to? 3. In 500 words, please tell us about your faith journey. 4. Do you agree with the Junction 42 Statement of Faith? (see attached) 5. Which of Junction 42’s values (listed above) do you most identify with and why? 6. Please give an example of how you have demonstrated this value in your own life. SECTION 3: Qualifications Please include a history of relevant qualifications and any subjects currently being studied. Qualification Place of Study Grade / Result Year Obtained SECTION 4: Employment History Please record details of your working history, including any voluntary positions you have held. Present / Most Recent Employer Job Title: Current salary: Employer: Start date: Address: Notice period and reason for leaving: Give a brief description of duties: ) Employer’s name and location Position held and reason for Role summary Dates leaving SECTION 5: Personal Profile 1. What three words would you use to describe yourself? Please make comment on each word. 2. Please give an example of at least one strength and at least one weakness. 3. In two sentences, what motivated you to apply for this role? What excites you about this role specifically? 4. Reflecting on your professional experience to date, please tell us about a mistake you made, what learning you took from the experience and how did this change your practice? 5. Looking at the role description, what prior experience would you draw on to carry out this role? General Information (Delete as appropriate) Do you hold a current driving license? YES / NO Are there any endorsements? YES / NO If yes, please state what. Do you own a car? YES / NO SECTION 6: Skills and Competencies Please mark yourself on the scale based on how competent you would consider yourself to be in the following areas and briefly describe why you have given yourself these ratings. We are not necessarily asking for experience in all these areas, but for how competent you see yourself as being in these areas. 1 – Not competent at all 10 – Highly competent Areas Score out of 10 Explanation Income Management (grant, donors and contract management) Budgeting and financial planning Human Resources Volunteer Strategy Impact Measurement Use of Office software (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) Ability to implement and adapt to new systems and tooling Use of Sharepoint Use of CRMs Typespeed Written communication SECTION 6: Skills and Competencies (continued) Please mark yourself on the scale based on how competent you would consider yourself to be in the following areas and briefly describe why you have given yourself these ratings. We are not necessarily asking for experience in all these areas, but for how competent you see yourself as being in these areas. 1 – Not competent at all 10 – Highly competent Areas Score out of 10 Explanation Verbal communication Communication with external stakeholders/clients Communication with colleagues Public relations and media Risk management Safeguarding GDPR Health and Safety Managing staff Change management Creating and implementing strategy SECTION 7: Personal Attributes Please mark yourself on the scale based on how well you think the following attributes describe you and briefly describe why you have given yourself this rating. 1 – Does not describe me at all 10 – Completely describes me Area Score out of 10 Explanation Taking initiative Friendly Communicative Team player Humility Assertive Management Skills Wheel People Development Planning and Budgeting Organising Delegation & Staffing Decision-Making Follow-up and follow-through Problem Solving Running Meetings Directions Score your ability and competence in the following areas by drawing a line in each segment (see diagram below). The further the line is to the outside of the circle, the more competent you feel in each ability. • Planning: I forecast financial and operational activities and make plans to achieve targets • Delegation: I make best use of people by delegating tasks and responsibilities with clear targets and deliverables • Follow-up and follow through: I follow up on instructions and delegation to ensure work is done in accordance with defined standards, procedures and guidelines • Running Meetings: I chair meetings so that they are efficient and orderly, producing the required decisions and actions • Problem Solving: I take ownership of issues, define and implement root cause solutions in a timely manner • Decision Making: I am able to produce effective evidence-based decisions, obtaining involvement and buy- in from relevant stakeholders • Organising and Staffing: I ensure I have the people and skills needed to deliver on my targets and responsibilities • People Development: I plan and manage the development of the capability of my people and teams Leadership Competencies Wheel Directions Score your ability and competence in the following areas by drawing a line in each segment (see diagram below). The further the line is to the outside of the circle, the more competent you feel in each ability. • Clarity: I establish and reinforce priorities by being definite about what matters most, and therefore what else will have to wait. • Resilience: I am able to keep a cool head under pressure and when frustrated. • Bias for Action: I take decisions and get things moving, avoid prevarication. • Inspiring & Aligning: I am able to get people bought into goals and targets so that they work toward them with commitment and enthusiasm. • Anticipation: I often anticipate events and changes and be ready for them by planning and taking action. • Promoting Change: I create a change-orientated environment, encourage innovation and risk taking. • Responsibility and Ownership: I take ownership of problems and challenges and create solutions. Clear and unequivocal about own responsibilities. • Boldness: I regularly think beyond existing boundaries and dare to be boldly ambitious. Personal Effectiveness Wheel Focus Satisfied with my Job Performance Business Timely with Duties and Writing Projects Reflection Get along with Colleagues and Customers Satisfied with my Team Clear about my Participation Role and Duties Directions Score your ability and competence in the following areas by drawing a line in each segment (see diagram below). The further the line is to the outside of the circle, the more competent you feel in each ability. • My job performance: I am satisfied with my job performance because I work well with my colleagues, achieve my goals and targets, and get the best from other people. • Timely with duties and projects: I achieve the agreed deadlines and communicate in advance when there will be delays. • Get along with colleagues and customers: I foster and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues and customers (internal or external). • Clear about my role and duties: I understand how my role should contribute and add-value to the business; I know what my priorities are. • Satisfied with my team participation: I strike the right balance between making a personal contribution to the team and creating room for other people to contribute. • Reflection: I regularly look back to identify what I’ve done well, what I can improve upon, and take action to improve my performance. • Business Writing: I am able to produce professional, clear, and concise written work (reports, emails, etc) that are well structured and easily understood. • Focus: I keep focussed on the priorities and projects that matter the most and deliver the greatest value. I am not easily distracted by lower priority work. SECTION 8: References Please give the name of THREE referees, not related to you. The referees must include your current/most recent line manager. We prefer to take up references prior to interview, unless you specifically request otherwise in the section below. Once received, we will review the reference and if there are any queries regarding quality, discuss them with you. Referee One - PROFESSIONAL Title: Address: First Name: Surname: Home Tel: Email address: Mobile Tel: Relationship to referee? Can we approach this referee if you are invited to interview? YES / NO Referee Two – CHRISTIAN LEADER Title: Address: First Name: Surname: Home Tel: Email address: Mobile Tel: Relationship to referee? Can we approach this referee if you are invited to interview? YES / NO Referee Three - GENERAL Title: Address: First Name: Surname: Home Tel: Email address: Mobile Tel: Relationship to referee? Can we approach this referee if you are invited to interview? YES / NO SECTION 9: Protecting Vulnerable Adults Junction 42 works with vulnerable adults. In seeking to safeguard them, staff are required to have Disclosure and Barring Service checks to ensure their suitability for this post. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Acts 1994 (Exception Order 1975) This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance and the DBS website. For further information on why this role is exempt, please ring Junction 42 on 0191 2612684. We recognise the contribution that ex-offenders can make as employees and volunteers and welcome applications from them. A person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. It is important that applicants understand that failure to disclose all cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings that are not protected could result in disciplinary proceedings or dismissal. Further advice and guidance on disclosing a criminal record can be obtained from Nacro. Do you have any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings which are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)? (Delete as appropriate) YES / NO If you have answered yes, you now have two options on how to disclose your criminal record. Option 1: Please provide details of your criminal record in the space below. Option 2: You can disclose your record under a separate cover provided that you mark a cross on the line below and attach the details in an envelope stapled to this form. The envelope should be marked CONFIDENTIAL and state your name and the details of the post. I have attached details of my conviction separately____ (please mark with an X if appropriate.) SECTION 10: The Equality Act 2010 This Act protects people with disabilities from unlawful discrimination. The Equality Act defines a disabled person as someone who have a physical or mental impairment which is a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Do you have a disability which is relevant to your application? If yes, please give details: We will try and provide access, equipment or other practical support to ensure that people with disabilities can compete on equal terms with non-disabled people. Do we need to make any specific arrangements in order for you to attend interview? If yes, please give details: SECTION 11: Declaration I confirm that the information given in this application is correct and understand that any misrepresentation or omission may render me liable to dismissal if offered a post. I understand that the declaration of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent me from being offered this role at Junction 42. I authorise Junction 42 to use and store my data, in accordance with the Data Protection Act, for recruitment and employment purposes, to be seen only by those involved in the recruitment and selection process. Signature Date Junction 42 Statement of Faith We believe in… • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world. • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct. • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement. • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin. • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God. • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ. • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love. • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost and establish a new heaven and new earth.