Restorative Standards Officer

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1 October 2021

Could you be our next team member?

The Restorative Justice Council is the independent membership body for the field of restorative justice. We provide a national voice for advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice and promote standards that will lead to safe, high-quality processes for participants. 

At an exciting time in the RJC’s development, we are seeking to appoint a Restorative Standards Officer to support us deliver our ambitious strategic plan.

Restorative Standards Officer

You will work closely with our Chief Executive Officer to ensure that the RJC’s standards and practice guidance for the restorative practice field are fit for purpose. You will play a leading role in co-ordinating and facilitating standards focused events for the RJC’s stakeholders and members as well as representing the RJC at a range of forums, including in meetings, at conferences and at other events. The Restorative Standards Officer will also be responsible for co-ordinating our practice registration process including conducting assessments against the RJC’s Practice Registration Frameworks.

This role requires an individual with a minimum of 3 years' experience working within the restorative practice field, preferably with an informed understanding of standards, accreditation and quality assurance practice and processes.

Main Responsibilities

Practice Registration

  • Co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the RJC’s standards and practice registration work, including responding to enquiries
  • Carry out desk-based assessments for the RJC Practice Registration Frameworks, with appropriate support and supervision
  • Plan and carry out professional discussions assessments with Registration applicants
  • Update the RJC’s customer relations management systems (CRM) to maintain accurate information on members and to process registration applications
  • Support the process of registration renewal

Standards, Guidance and Practitioner Development

  • Support the CEO to ensure the RJC’s standards and guidance for the restorative practice field are up to date
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate quarterly practice forums for the RJC’s Registered and Accredited Practitioners
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate events for the RJC’s stakeholders and members
  • Support the CEO to co-ordinate and facilitate sector specific networks including mental health, social care, youth justice and education

Membership and Public Engagement

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the RJC’s stakeholders
  • Represent the RJC publicly and promote the work of the RJC in a range of forums, including in meetings, at conferences and at other events where required
  • Contribute to the preparation and distribution of member and supporter mailings and the ongoing development of the RJC’s website

About this role

Location: Home based (you must reside in England or Wales)

Full time Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience)

Pension: 7% pension contribution after qualifying period

Contract Type: Permanent full time or part time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time) or 18.75 hours per week (part time)

Application Process

You are welcome to contact Jim Simon (CEO), at to arrange a time to discuss the position informally.

Our application form and equal opportunities form can be downloaded below. 

Completed applications to be sent by email to:

Closing Date: 5pm - Sunday 31st October 2021 - applications arriving after this time will not be considered. 

Interview Date: Wednesday 10th November 2021 (via Microsoft Teams)

Equal Opportunities Employer

The RJC are committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK and to equal opportunities in employment. Our policies and practices aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We value having a diverse range of perspectives, expertise and insights on our team.  We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

Employment monitoring

We would like to encourage all applicants to complete the equality monitoring form so that we can assess our performance.

If you are concerned about how your data will be stored, accessed or shared, be reassured that it will be kept confidential at all times and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. It will not be accessible to anyone outside of the designated authorised personnel and will be used to monitor the effectiveness of our employment policies so that we can improve where required. This information will be used for statistical purposes only and you will not be identified in any way.

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 31 October 2021