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First Line Manager - Offender Management Unit BRIDGEND £32,302.92

First Line Manager - Offender Management Unit

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £32,302.92 |
Posted: 13 Dec 2021 |
Closes: 17 Jan 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10955

Role Responsibility:

First Line Manager - Offender Management Unit

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP

Salary : £32,302.92 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

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


Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. HMP & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.

The Offender Management Unit plays a central role in the rehabilitation, resettlement and risk management of prisoners here at HMP Parc. As a First Line Manager in the OMU, you will oversee and supervise our team of highly skilled Prison Offender Managers, ensuring that they are effectively case managing prisoners by assessing and managing the risks that they present both in custody and in preparation for release into the community. You will also play a key role in helping us to strengthen our approach to motivating and engaging our population so that they have the best chance of successful resettlement upon release.


Key Responsibilities

  • To effectively deliver of the Offender Management in Custody (OMiC) model by ensuring the work of the Prison Offender Manager (POM) team is of high quality and meets required standards for submission (e.g. OASys assessments, Parole Board conduct reports, re-categorisation reviews).
  • To assist in the achievement of Key Performance Targets and milestones with regard to Offender Management including OASys, re-categorisation, Lifers/IPP work, HDC, ROTL and Parole.
  • To work collaboratively with Probation Service colleagues to promote the rehabilitation of prisoners and ensure robust risk management and public protection processes are in place.
  • To work with the Probation Team Managers and Senior OMU Managers in the day-to-day management of the whole OM team, with particular focus on compliance, quality and staff development.
  • To line manage and develop OMU staff.
  • To ensure key OM processes are carried out effectively, that relevant PSOs/PSIs are implemented and that we are working to achieve objectives set out in the Annual Reducing Reoffending Strategy.
  • To develop links with external organisations promoting good practice with Parc to ensure quality of service to prisoners.
  • To attend internal and external meetings as required.
  • Source and provide training to POM team and wider HMP Parc employee group, including initial training course for operational staff.
  • To participate in any other duties as required by OMU Senior Managers.
  • Delegated authority from the Senior Managers and Head of Offender Management for day-to-day responsibility.
  • To provide support and advice as required to Key Workers in line with OMiC expectations.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Educated to at least GCSE level.
  • Experience of working in partnership across statutory, private and voluntary sectors
  • Ability to manage a large team
  • Ability manage complex information


Desirable Skills

  • Experience and knowledge of Criminal Justice processes
  • Good IT skills


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.


HMP Parc encourages applications from Welsh speakers.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 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 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


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