Community Payback Supervisor

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can motivate and inspire others to change for the better, and build better and safer places to live? One where your personal attributes and transferable skills are more important than qualifications?

Working in a Community Payback role, you’ll play a key part in supporting people on probation make improvements to local communities while they make positive changes to get their lives back on track. It’s varied, meaningful work, with job security, great benefits and career progression opportunities.

Community Payback (CP), previously known as Community Service, is an alternative to a prison sentence for people who have committed a crime.

CP isn’t just an alternative to custody, it’s a way of helping to create better outcomes for people on probation and better communities. As a CP supervisor, you’ll be at the heart of this work, leading small teams to complete their unpaid work hours. You’ll supervise and motivate them to complete a range of manual tasks to pay back for the harm they’ve caused. These tasks could include clearing overgrowth to make public spaces safer, restoring community facilities such as sports halls and playgrounds, planting trees or laying flowerbeds, and litter picking and graffiti removal.

You’ll support and motivate people from different backgrounds to get the most out of their time on CP. You’ll be helping them to:

  • make positive changes to local communities
  • access training and development to learn new skills
  • improve their chances of employment as they make positive changes in their own lives.

On a typical day, you’ll spend up to seven hours supervising a group at a CP unpaid work placement.

There may be a chance to work part-time in some regions. You can discuss this at your interview..