Enrichment Officer Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £29,611.04

Enrichment Officer

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £29,611.04 |
Posted: 17 Mar 2020 |
Closes: 31 Mar 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8722

Role Responsibility:

Enrichment Officer

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Oakhill, Nr Milton Keynes

Salary : £29,611.04 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)


Oakhill Secure Training Centre forms part of G4S Custodial and Detention Services who work closely with the Home Office, Youth Custody Services for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.

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. 

The successful candidate will be required to develop, coordinate and deliver activities within the Centre to enrich and enhance young people’s ability to learn, participate and contribute to promote the safeguarding of young people’s welfare and ensure that a stable and secure environment is provided for all young people that promotes anti offending behaviour in line with legislation, contractual and company requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Establish links within the community to create clubs and activities within the Centre that provide opportunities for young people.
  • Set up weekly activities rota for all young people at the Centre to ensure all young people have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities.
  • Organise and facilitate weekly/ evening clubs for young people that provide opportunities to participate in activities.
  • Support and advise staff to ensure the effective delivery of activities.
  • Promote and advertise the activities available to ensure maximum use by the young people.
  • Audit and assess new activities to ensure that they are appropriate.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture to achieve and maintain recognition as a British Safety Council 5 Star business unit.
  • Complete relevant paperwork to ensure the Centre is contractually and legally compliant.


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

  • Experience of working with young people ideally within a secure environment


Desirable Skills

  • Experience of monitoring service delivery and meeting short term objectives


It is every employee’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons he/she is responsible for or comes into contact with. Therefore every employee will be required to hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Custody Service 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.

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