Human Resources Officer Wellingborough £28,000

Human Resources Officer

Location: Wellingborough |
Salary: £28,000 |
Posted: 15 Sep 2021 |
Closes: 6 Oct 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10502

Role Responsibility:


HMP Five Wells, Wellingborough, NN8 2NG

£28,000 per annum

Full Time, permanent, 40 hours per week  

This is a great opportunity to be a part of something exciting! This is a full generalist HR role giving the right candidate the opportunity to develop their full potential to maximise their HR Career.

A brand new contract, a new HR Team, large scale employment opportunities; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough will set a gold standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology.  The Prison will be the UK’s first purpose-built, peer-led resettlement Prison. With the expected opening in early 2022, a one of a kind new generation category C new build Prison for the future; HMP Five Wells will be an integral part of the local community.

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) already successfully manages 4 prisons, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. 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.

We are now looking a HR Officer to join our new onsite HR team at HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough.   You will be responsible for supporting the HR Business Advisor in providing a pro-active, effective and efficient HR service to all employees within HMP Five Wells in line with legislation and best practice.

Key Responsibilities of this role are:

  • Provide professional HR support to ensure all elements of the employee lifecycle are undertaken to a high standard within a timely manner.
  • Coach, support and motivate the HR administration staff in order to develop and enhance individual and team performance and to optimise service delivery.
  • Provide professional HR support and accurate and appropriate advice on all employee relations matters including; absence management, grievance and disciplinary to minimise risk of litigation in accordance with current legislation.
  • Plan, recruit and select front line Prison Custody Officers (PCOs), administrative staff and Frist Line Manager to meet the needs of the prison.
  • Assist in the implementation of policies and procedures to meet business requirements.
  • Provide accurate data and produce management information relating to employees, in order to inform line management of trends and statistics, in accordance with company requirements.
  • Check and validate the accuracy of make up to gross pay ensuring that Terms and Conditions, pay rules and deadlines are met for monthly payroll.
  • Provide support and advice to line managers to contribute to partnership working with Trade Unions and staff representative groups and to optimise people related matters and the engagement of employees.
  • Participate in the Security Screening process, supplying and clarifying information and advising as necessary to ensure that the security screening process complies with both HMPPS and Company standards.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience working within a HR environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadlines, have the ability to prioritise workload and challenge where necessary.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, as well as working proactively and using your own initiative. It is key that you are flexible and adaptable to deal with ever-changing scenarios.  You will possess strong organisational and communication skills, have experience of working within a fast paced environment in a similar role and will be dedicated to providing a high quality service to both internal and external customers.


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 as a HR professional, with the opportunity to support you to obtain your CIPD accreditation.


Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, holiday entitlement, uniform and free parking.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S, and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service 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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