Together we can change lives and make a real difference.
An award-winning charity that works with serving prisoners and ex-offenders.
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"It's a fact that employment gives an ex-offender the best opportunity of a new life."
Sir Lenny Henry, CBE
Employment is the key to breaking the cycle of crime

Tempus Novo has a unique strength; it’s understanding and direct links into the British prison system. Founded in 2014 by two serving Senior Prison Officers at HMP Leeds, Tempus Novo operates within the prisons to identify offenders committed to transforming their lives. Upon release, these prisoners continue to work with Tempus Novo to gain employment whilst also receiving hands on mentorship and support for a minimum of 6 months.

The Tempus Novo model is based on being bespoke, personal and sustainable. We work with a growing number of employers in and around Yorkshire who share the same vision and are willing to give ex-offenders a second chance.

We are thorough in matching each individual with a suitable employer

We manage the process closely with each graduate having a personal case worker and mentor helping them and the employer through the employment process. If a graduate is successful, our support continues for both graduate and employer on a day to day basis for the first 6 months of employment.

Tempus Novo Graduates
Tempus Novo Graduates
Tempus Novo Graduates
Tempus Novo Graduates
Tempus Novo Graduates
2018
103 placed into work - only 1 returned to custody
2017
70 placed into work - 80% still in work after 6 months
2014-16
76 placed into work - these 76 had 1076 convictions
Working in Partnership With
Clipper
CSJ
Zeal
Dax Air
HB Projects
HM Prison & Probation Service
Interserve
KTS
Leeds Trinity University
Nationwide Window Cleaning
Police Commissioner
PPS
Purple Futures
Winder Power
WY Police

Join the revolution

There are many ways you can become involved with Tempus Novo and help us make a difference. From employing a TN Graduate, through to sponsorship and fundraising.