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Bail Accomodation Support Officer
Role Type: Contract
Reference: MC/BASS/HAS
Location: Hastings


Job title: Support Officer - Bail Accommodation Service

Reports to:  Service Manager/Senior Support Officer

Enhanced disclosure check required:Yes

The Bail Accommodation and Support Service (BASS), which is a national service  across England and Wales, allows courts to make greater use of bail by providing accommodation in the community with support for adult defendants who could not otherwise be bailed. BASS also provides for Home Detention Curfew, Intensive Community Order Residence Requirement and Additional License Conditions.

Purpose of the job

The role of the Support Officer is to provide support to promote independent living together with high quality housing and property management to service users in a group of properties in a designated geographical area.

This will include Inducting service users into the property, conducting risk assessments and work with the service user to create an individual, strength-based Support Plan. There will be two support sessions per week in the first two weeks of residence, and one per week thereafter.

Additionally support will include measures that will support service users to comply with their bail, HDC and other orders/licence conditions which will enable them to reduce the likelihood of further offending or a breach of their licence condition. This will also involve monitoring compliance with criminal justice conditions and requirements, reporting breach incidents and completion of relevant documentation to statutory agencies. 


1.     Monitor compliance with criminal justice conditions and requirements, reporting breach incidents and completion of relevant documentation to statutory agencies.

2.     Ensure timely responsiveness to service user breach of bail conditions / licence /HDC licence / conditions imposed by the Court / house rules (95% BASS service Level Threshold). 

3.     Implement compliance and enforcement procedures and share key information with the responsible officer/authority.

Dealing with anti-social behaviour in housing                                               

Supporting service users with support needs (all service users)         

1.     Ensure that all service user support plans and risk assessments are co-produced with service users and are person-centred, demonstrating the high quality support being offered.

2.     Work with service users to identify and understand the range of community based services that could meet their needs and make onward referrals to relevant service provision in consultation with responsible authority where appropriate (e.g. drug and alcohol services, community mental health teams,  debt counselling etc.).

Property condition, repairs and maintenance service                                           

Getting empty properties ready to let                                                                  

Involving housing service users                                                                     

Supporting service users to access housing and accommodation services   


1.    Ensure effective liaison and communications are maintained with Court, Prison Probation (CRC’s), Police, Electronic Monitoring providers and the MoJ BASS contract managers.

If you are interested in the role please send through an updated CV to srs@servoca.com or click here to apply.

Servoca Resourcing Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and specialise in police recruitment skills related roles.


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