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Board Members

RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older offenders and ex-offenders offering services, consultancy, training and support across the country to this group. RECOOP is an independent charity and part of the BCHA Group.

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our Management Board which sets our strategies, monitors performance and ensures that RECOOP delivers high quality services, in a challenging, fast-changing environment.

We are currently recruiting for:


We are keen to hear from people with significant current or recent senior level experience in:

  • Offender / Prisoner resettlement or intervention support  
  • Information Advice and Guidance / Social Inclusion
  • Accommodation / Floating support / Mentoring
  • Work within Health, Social Care, End of Life Care and Well-being arenas
  • Experience of Criminal Justice arena (Prison / Probation / CRC)


For both roles, we actively encourage applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, and people who consider themselves to be disabled.

As a charitable organisation, RECOOP board membership is unpaid, but out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed.

In addition to a commitment to attend quarterly board meetings (weekday mornings, Bournemouth / Poole), members are also expected to attend one half-day development day per year and develop a strong understanding of the business by visiting our services. Additional training sessions and meetings are held as required. 

If you are interested in joining our Board, have the skills required to make a difference and can fulfil the time commitment, please contact Paul Grainge ( for further details or an application pack. Please register your interest before the end of October 2018 for consideration.

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