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Deployment Manager Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £32,572.50

Deployment Manager

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £32,572.50 |
Posted: 24 Sep 2021 |
Closes: 8 Oct 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10554

Role Responsibility:

Deployment Manager

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary £32,572.50 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, on-site canteen, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and ongoing training and development


At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody. 


Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.


As a well organised manager with experience of line managing individuals the Deployment Manager will lead the centralised Staff & Deployment function to ensure that the operational needs of the STC are achieved through the efficient utilisation of operational staff.


Key Responsibilities

  • Direct line management responsibility of the Deployment Officer and Communications Officer.
  • Profile resource requirements and build rosters to ensure all operational staff resources are effectively deployed and all MSL requirements are achieved.
  • Develop, implement and oversee efficient systems to manage the working environment effectively, ensuring operational needs of the STC are met.
  • Liaison with other departments including HR and Safeguarding to be fully aware of staff relations issues and ensure effective deployment of staff.
  • Liaison with HR to highlight vacancies within the operational residential team, and in line with the Centre’s staffing profile. Maintaining the Centre’s Pipeline for projection of staffing vacancies. Complete Authority to Recruit requests and notify relevant manager of vacancies and requirements.
  • Create, manage & oversee annual rotas for the Residential team and the E2 Managers. Oversee all Annual Leave and training requirements to ensure effective resource management.
  • Be the first port of call to deal with any challenges, queries or discrepancies raised by the staff teams, and take all measures to try and resolve these.
  • Monitor and analyse costs related to staffing and provide data to relevant stakeholders for their consideration to enable effective budget management, including completion of weekly forecasting data.
  • Oversee the use and sign off of the Kronos system to ensure accurate records are maintained and it is used efficiently and effectively throughout the STC.
  • Report all absence in line with current processes and manage use of overtime around absence.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly & monthly reporting is completed within timescales and submitted to the relevant department (i.e HR and Quality Assurance Manager).
  • Along with Senior Residential Managers, jointly complete formal meetings relating to flexi working requests and reviews in order to maintain appropriate staffing profiles.
  • Allocate staff where required to attend all training in liaison with the Learning & Development (Training) Officer to plan training activity to meet contractual requirements.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as and when determined by senior management
  • Coach and support staff to maximise their performance and ensure values, ethical standards, equality and diversity, policies and procedures and contractual requirements are met.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture to achieve and maintain appropriate recognition.
  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the STC environment by compliance with security instructions.


All staff employed by G4S has the responsibility for their own Health & Safety and to their colleagues in order to assist G4S in its obligation to achieve British Safety Council Requirements at all times.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • IT literate particularly use of Excel and Google systems.
  • Ability to directly line manage individuals.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Well organised individual able to work to deadlines.
  • Able to produce and interpret data and analyse future forecasting figures.


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and ability to interpret financial information
  • Experience of developing and maintaining a rostering system.
  • Staffing profile knowledge & experience 


At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups


 Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​


To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

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