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Functional Head - Operational - HMP Birmingham

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Job Reference: 5579
Number of Positions: 3
Job Category: Custodial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £40k - £47k pay review pending
G4S Region: UK, Ireland and Africa
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: July 6, 2017

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

40 Hours per week, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays; £40,000 - £47,000 per annum - there is currently a pay review pending 
Plus Excellent Company benefits including Company Bonus Scheme, Pension Scheme 
G4S Custodial & Detention Services (CDS) is the leading private provider of custodial services in the UK and manages five successful prisons, two immigration removal centres, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. We provide progressive environments dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential back in their local community and from the IRCs achieving successful returns to their home countries.
HMP Birmingham is a Victorian local prison built in 1849 based in the Winson Green area and is a category ‘B’ prison providing approx.1,425 places for sentenced males adults. It is also a ‘holding’ prison that services the West Midlands Courts.
HMP Birmingham has a reputation for delivering a high level of performance and innovative projects.   We are now looking for a Functional Head to join the Senior Management Team at HMP Birmingham.  To succeed in this role, you will be a dynamic and engaging individual, who shares our ethics and values. You must deliver an exceptional service and can be flexible in working in diverse functions within the prison.  You will also need to have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate and empower staff to deliver outstanding results.  A proven leader, you will inspire your team and have the ability to win hearts and minds.
In this role, we expect you to create a positive and diverse working environment and lead on a number of critical areas:
Promote a positive regime focused on reducing re-offending
Developing individuals to maximise their potential
Promoting equality, decency and wellbeing within the Prison
Manage operational incidents and to be in charge of the prison as part of a scheduled roster at    evenings and weekends.
Liaising with external bodies, developing effective customer/client relationships
Building relationships within the community; have the ability to build rapport and influence key stakeholders and have a high degree of self-awareness.

The Ideal Candidate:

It’s key that you are flexible and adaptable to deal with ever-changing scenarios within the prison. You will be supported by an enthusiastic and committed team at HMP Birmingham.
You will also have the scope to develop your own career within a leading, global company. There will be opportunities to move between departments which cover management of the following functions: -

1.  Residential units
2.  Safe Custody
3.  Performance and Assurance
4.  Offender Management and Interventions (including Drug Strategy)
5.  Security
6.  Learning and Skills
7.  Community Engagement

To apply please e-mail your CV along with a covering letter outlining your interest to or alternatively please click APPLY NOW.

Please note that this vacancy is subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are Exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of five years.  You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.  

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