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Address:62-72 Victoria Street, 
St Albans, Herts, AL1 3XH
Tel:                    01727 854727




HACRO helps people who have been on the wrong side of the law by focusing on both Family Support and the creation of Employment. This is proven to lessen reoffending. Reducing re-offending is therefore a win – win – win, for society (and victims), the tax payer and for offenders – we enable them to get their lives back on track.

Our charity has doubled in size over the last couple of years and as a result we are expanding our organization. We will appoint a General Manager to co-ordinate our programmes working with our trustees and staff to ensure we can efficiently handle our growth and future development.

Initially this will be a part time role reporting to our Chair and working closely with trustees who will help in agreeing clear priorities and provide support. As we grow, we would like to see this person show the leadership potential to expand into a full time CEO job.

We believe in second chances and a belief in our values is a given for anyone doing this job. At the same time we are looking for someone with the ability to create positive working relationships and motivate a team, to communicate clearly and effectively across a wide range of audiences, to be able to solve problems, negotiate, prioritize and organize, but also to be able to listen.

The job will cover delivery of our business plan; managing and developing our staff; recruiting and communicating with volunteers; internal communication; working with our partners and suppliers; and overseeing fund raising activity.

You will need to understand the requirements of working in a charity; have education or equivalent experience to degree level; and know the importance of social media in effective communication. Experience or knowledge of national and local agendas relating to crime, disorder, substance misuse and re-offending will be an advantage, but are not mandatory.

If you are interested in this job please send your CV and tell us how you can help us develop our charity by email to: using the subject General Manager Application.

You can find out more about HACRO on our website:

HACRO is an equal opportunity employer.

Volunteer to help HACRO de-stress someone with a cup of tea

HACRO believes in second chances. We help people who’ve been on the wrong side of the law get their lives back on track, focussing on keeping family relationships going and getting people job-ready, because both lower the likelihood of reoffending.  Supporting families is an important part of our work.

25,000 adults visit HMP The Mount in Bovingdon annually. Most pass through the Visitors’ Centre, located just outside the front entrance to the prison, to assemble to be checked in by prison staff. This can take time, especially when there are young children involved.

HACRO runs a Tea Bar inside the Visitors’ Centre, serving drinks and snacks. Many appreciate a cuppa and a chat because they travel a long distance to visit.

One of our tea bar volunteers says: Since I started I’ve really enjoyed being there. The staff and visitors are lovely and always grateful that you’re there. I only planned on doing a couple of days a month, but seem to be there most weeks.”

We want volunteers for the tea bar, particularly at weekends. Would you like to help us?

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