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Our Woodwork Industry has 30 workshops across the estate with employment places for 622 prisoners. Woodwork items are not the only things you will manufacture in this life-changing role.
Leading a team of prisoners working in our woodwork workshop you will develop their skills and confidence, and possibly assess accredited vocational qualifications.
We will rely on you and your team to ensure our Woodwork products are manufactured to the highest standards, but the work you do with prisoners will have the longest lasting impact – and the most unique challenges. You will set tasks to match their ability, while ensuring safety and production is maintained at all times.
Along the way, you could play a part in innovative products for use in a custodial setting or launching a new range for another government department. You will certainly discover potential for rewarding development of your career.
As well as knowledge and skills spanning Woodwork production techniques, you will need strong communication and influencing skills and a caring, resilient approach.
Overview Of The Job
This is a non-operational instructional job in an establishment.
The job holder will be responsible for providing supervision, knowledge and skills to prisoners in a specialist workshop so they can improve their employment prospects on release with a view to reducing reoffending. The job holder will ensure that all services are provided to a high standard and that security and control is maintained at all times. The job holder will be able to teach prisoners towards achieving nationally recognised qualifications and may be supported by external organisations such as local colleges.
This job description is not for use by job holders in basic assembly/packing workshops, instead Production Instructor – Enterprises should be used. However, on an exceptional short term basis job holders can supervise prisoners in more basic workshops.
This is a non-operational job in an establishment with no line management responsibilities.
Responsibilities, Activities And Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
Violence Reduction Incident Reports (VRIR) and Security Information Reports (SIRs) when required and contribute to Incentive Earned Privileges (IEP) reports.
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.
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We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
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Alongside your salary of £30,471, HM Prison & Probation Service contributes £8,257 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
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Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window) , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
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Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
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