Hampshire Woodwork Tutor – Based at The Grange Approved Premises, Waterlooville.

Fixed contract until December 2022

£13/hr, 24 hr (3 days) – 40 hrs (5 days) to be agreed with successful candidate

The Footprints Project

The Footprints Project works to build stronger, safer communities across Dorset and Hampshire by providing person centred support for those who are in prison, under the supervision of probation or deemed vulnerable.

We have been mentoring people returning to Hampshire since 2014 and our success has been recognised with local and national awards. Our work at the Grange Approved Premises was shortlisted for a High Sheriff of Hampshire award in 2019 and we were shortlisted in the Criminal Justice Alliance awards in the Outstanding Local/Regional Organisation of the year in 2020.


We have been awarded funding from the European Social Fund/ Horizon 2020 fund managed by the Hampshire and Ilse of Wight Community foundation to support unemployed people in prison or under the supervision of probation services back into employment and further training.

The tutor will deliver 6 hr sessions in the woodwork basement to 4-6 residents at a time over 2-4 days. The additional day will be spend developing products and templates, marketing the goods made and managing our website and marketplace sales. The tutor will also need to develop our basic certification scheme and ensure that photographic evidence of items made by residents is taken and help residents to develop a portfolio for presentation to potential employers.

The tutor will ensure that an accurate log of participants attending is kept after each session and will be responsible for ensuring the work undertaken complies with Health and Safety requirements, as well the as local rules of the probation hostel.

The tutor will be responsible for developing a range of items made for sale and ensuring all items comply to all UK laws.

A large part of the role will be enabling those who may never have undertaken any woodwork to feel empowered and enabled as well as encouraging them to look for work and engaging them with our ETE advisory service.

The Person

You will be a self-starter with a proven ability to hit the ground running. A team player with exceptional communication skills and a desire to see people gaining skills progressing into employment.

Previous experience working with people in the Criminal Justice System (CJS)/NHS Mental Health Teams is highly desirable.

A proven non-judgemental attitude for with those within the CJS, including sex-offenders, is required.

The ideal candidate will have an NVQ level 3 in woodwork or a similar skill, or at least 2 years’ experience in a similar trade with demonstratable woodwork skills. A qualification in Health and Safety or Teaching would be an advantage.

The postholder will be required to hold a DBS certificate and may be required to pass MOJ vetting.

 To Apply

Please send a CV indicating how you meet the above requirements to [email protected] by 17th September 2021. Work trials will take place from 23rd of September.