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Director - Secure Training Centre MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire circa £100,000

Director - Secure Training Centre

Location: MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: circa £100,000 |
Posted: 8 Sep 2021 |
Closes: 29 Sep 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10401

Role Responsibility:


Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC), Milton Keynes

Circa £100k per annum with excellent Company benefits including Company Car or Car Allowance, Company Bonus Scheme, Enhanced Annual Leave and Option to Purchase More, Pension Scheme and Private Healthcare


G4S Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) cares for children aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The children in our care can be vulnerable and challenging, with a wide range of complex social and emotional needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for children to develop their life skills and address their previous behaviours.  We aim to support change and learning.


We strive to help every child feel safe, giving them an opportunity to heal from trauma and feel supported in developing a more positive identity. We will ensure our children have equal access and opportunity for change and are celebrated for their strengths. We want the children in our care to leave better equipped for life emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially. Our hope is that they will go on to make decisions and life choices that will lead to increasingly positive and productive lives. We aim to support the constructive resettlement and transition of our children, whether returning to the community or moving to other custodial settings. We are committed to working in partnership with them and their families, significant others and wider community organisations, to develop a quality regime at the centre.


Oakhill STC is fast paced complex and challenging environment, which is currently experiencing a period of significant change. The successful candidate needs to be resilient, innovative, passionate and have a vision of how to make Oakhill a centre of excellence and embed best practice. A leader who develops transparent and collaborative ways of working to engender openness, trust and inclusion. The regime at the centre needs to balance safety, safeguarding, health, wellbeing and learning and development opportunities for young people.


The Director is responsible for ensuring the centre has a professional, energised and dedicated workforce, equipped with specialist knowledge and training. Significant improvement of recruitment and retention of staff is required to ensure that effective regimes are delivered.


This is a real opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children. The Directors role is to motivate, inspire and lead them to success, despite the significant challenges of managing a complex environment.


Being an inclusive employer is a top priority for us and we welcome applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate must have a proven leadership experience within a care or criminal justice setting working with children.  A professional qualification in either Social Work or General Management is also desirable.


This role is subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Custody Services 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 3 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.


It is every employee’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of the children in our care; as such all employees are required to hold a current Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Scheme) Certificate.


To apply please e-mail your CV along with a covering letter briefly outlining your interest to by 8th September 2021.

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