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Home Based
£45,035 - £55,235
Closing date
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Total hours per week

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Head of CFO3 Innovation      
£45,035 to £55,235 Dependant On Experience  

This post holder will take responsibility for the implementation of Innovation activity across the CFO3 contracts. Working closely with the Head of Operational Improvement, Regional Managers and Assistant Director of Justice, to identify gaps in provision within the contract and sector areas, and enhancing provision in line with Justice sector priorities and the Shaw Trust Strategic Directive.

Managing a team of Innovation Managers who will be supporting the CFO3 Regional Managers to ensure that Shaw Trust provide innovative projects and solutions, undertaking a needs analysis across all regions and implementing projects and initiatives to a structured, fast paced timeline, with a significant budget.

Contribute where applicable to performance review meetings with HMPPS and internal delivery teams, when appropriate. Work strategically with key partners at a senior level, including HMPPS, National Probation Service and CFO3 Prison Governors to ensure a joined up approach to HMPPS CFO delivery. Working closely with operational and support functions including, Quality Assurance, Finance, HR, ICT to coordinate effective activity.


You will have:

  • Educated to degree level and/or significant experience within a relevant field 
  • Demonstrable evidence of Continuing Professional Development 
  • Robust experience of developing and mobilising Justice sector projects or initiatives  
  • A clear understanding of the operational and performance management requirements of justice contracts, including supply chain management 
  • Experience in the criminal justice sector, with a sound knowledge of the operation of prisons and community rehabilitation services
  • Excellent people manager and communicator with strong negotiation and influencing skills

Download the Job Description for full details.


Home based

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.