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ARC Offender Support Volunteer (Ref: 116)


This role will provide support to the ARC (Assisting Rehabilitation through Collaboration) team based at The Myle Cross Centre in Lincoln. This role has been identified to assist the ARC team in the rehabilitation of prolific offenders through one-to-one support and reassurance; in order to help clients become self- sustainable. A volunteer would further strengthen the link between the ARC team, community and local policing teams freeing up valuable officer time for other duties. 

What you will be doing

Tasks will be varied, but may include:

  • Providing regular support to the client, building up trust.
  • Transporting ARC clients to various appointments and attending when appropriate.
  • Carrying out welfare checks when needed.
  • Liaising with local policing teams and ARC partners.
  • Act as a source of information and intelligence to the ARC team
  • Attend ARC meetings
  • Administrative tasks

Skills, experience and qualities needed

To get the most out of this opportunity, you will need to be confident in communicating with a wide range of people. You will be empathetic with good listening skills and have a respectable understanding of the sensitive and personal nature of offending.

The role needs individuals who are able to commit to flexible working within local communities.

As a volunteer, you may be exposed to restrictive/ sensitive information, so a basic understanding of data protection and information security/sharing will be beneficial. Further training in the form of mandatory e- learning packages will also be provided.

Location and times

The role will require a regular commitment of at least 4 hours per week, based within the ARC office at The Myle Cross Centre, Macaulay Drive, Lincoln. Days and times to fit the needs of the role, but also to be flexible around the volunteers other commitments. 

Training and support

All volunteers receive a local induction and a Volunteer Handbook with all the information you will need to support you in your role. ‘On the job’ training will be provided by members of your team, and there may be the opportunity to undertake further training relevant to your role.

You will have DS Mark Johnson as your line manager, as well as the support of the Volunteers Team at police HQ.

Other information

  • Travel expenses incurred as a result of the role will be paid at the relevant rate.
  • This role will require a security check and for you to sign an agreement to maintain confidentiality, as you may have access to sensitive material.

What to do if you are interested

Apply now or contact:

The Volunteer Team
Tel: (01522) 947064

Additional information

Code of Ethics / PRIDE

Volunteers will be required to abide by the Forces Code of Ethics at all times.

All volunteers will perform their role in accordance with the Force principles of Policing with P.R.I.D.E.

  • Professionalism - Consistently demonstrating the highest standards of occupational practice and behaviour
  • Respect - Showing consideration and courtesy to our community and our colleagues and respect for our Force
  • Integrity - Showing honesty, openness and fairness in the way we behave
  • Dedication - Being caring and committed to delivering excellent services
  • Empathy - Being able to see things from another's point of view and show understanding

Equality and diversity

All volunteers are required to carry out their role in a way that supports the Force Diversity Objectives.

Health and safety

Volunteers will take will take all reasonable care of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Line managers and volunteers should be aware of the relevant risk assessment for the role. Along with the generic Risk Assessment for all roles – 5010 Working on Police Premises

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Lincolnshire Police has a duty to promote the welfare of, and safeguard of children and vulnerable adults. Volunteers are required to comply with Force Policy and Standard Operating Procedures in respect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

05 Apr 19 2:19 PM

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